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Food and restaurants in Central Business District, Cincinnati

Top restaurants

Fried Chicken Restaurant
“Feast on chicken, and home cooked sides. Don’t forget the maple bacon as an app. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“A place full of various entertainment options! Whether a visit to the well-known Newport Aquarium, the AMC movie theater, or one of the numerous restaurants located here, there is something for everyone on the Levee! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Taco Place
“Delicious tiny tacos and refreshing margaritas that will NOT disappoint a craving ”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Belgium waffles 🧇? Need we say more. This is a must try/eatery. Don’t forget the Bloody Mary!”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Located right across the street. Housed in a civil war era church building. Great food and atmosphere ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“One of the top dining experiences to be had in Cincinnati! Everything here is top notch. Italian forward cuisine. Wine. Dessert. Atmosphere. This place simply has it all. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
“Over-the-top hot dogs, cocktails, and a respectable beer list. Classic Cincinnati.”
  • 34 locals recommend
“Located across the Roebling Bridge and has a great atmosphere, views, food and beer!”
  • 15 locals recommend


“A coffee, latte, cappucino or a light breakfast/lunch. Perfect for an intermission or business meeting.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Good coffee and sommelier-picked wines in a cozy spot that offers great people watching in the heart of OTR. Buy wines by the glass or get a flight.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Spacious cafe for Californian cuisine for breakfast through dinner amid wooden tables & greenery. Our favorite time to go is at brunch! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
“Great coffee and an intimate space. In their own words, "coffee in its purest form; made to order, no syrups, and no pretense." They serve excellent brew from notable roasters. It's a two-block walk, just off Main Street in OTR, where you'll find three blocks of interesting, eclectic shops, restaurants, bars, and businesses. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
“Beautiful outdoor seating and Nitro brew (Intelligentsia Coffee) on tap! Great for breakfast and lunch.”
  • 9 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Rustic-chic New American eatery offering seasonal dishes paired with natural wines & craft coffee.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cozy artisanal coffee shop located close by in the Pendleton Arts District!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“My daily coffee stop. Perfect for meeting or just hanging out with friends/family. ”
  • 4 locals recommend


“Amazing donuts! Old fashioned donut shot where you can watch the donuts being made. Love the bacon maple donut and the apple fritters!”
  • 23 locals recommend
“One block over on vine Cincinnati’s famous ice cream. My favorite is coconut chip!”
  • 16 locals recommend
“Graeter's is a local favorite for ice cream and is made in an old fashioned style french pot. It's incredibly rich and had a silky smooth texture. The local favorite is the Black Raspberry Chip. But, I also love Coconut Chip too. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
“If Macaroons are your thing go. If not, go anyway, as it's the best visual experience on the street, day or night.”
  • 8 locals recommend
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
Ice Cream Shop
“Sure, you could eat the "local" ice cream. Or you could just admit to yourself that what you really want CSC. Do yourself a favor and get the Mud-Pie Mojo. Add nuts and a brownie. Thank me later.”
  • 1 local recommends