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1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
+1 513-871-9876
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10:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I go here very regularly and the burgers and service are both consistently great. Be warned, they have a very small dining area and you will likely have to wait during busy hours, but it is worth it.

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Thank Laurel H
Maineville, Ohio
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great hamburgers and soup! Service is excellent...but at lunch time there could be a wait of 15-25 minutes for a seat..., but you will be rewarded with a great meal! Highly recommended!

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Thank Robert O
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended Zip's for lunch. My husband and I went on a Saturday. It was just before the lunch rush and there was plenty of seating. Zip's a small place, a bit dark, I'd call it cozy. There's a toy train that circles the inside perimeter near the ceiling. It seats about 50 with a very small bar in... More 

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Thank TravelLeigh10
Cincinnati, Ohio
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife surprised with a lunch date and took me to Zip's Café. She ha heard of it and it is always featured in the local press as one of Cincinnati's best burgers. I can say we should not have waited so long to find this little gem! Ordered our burgers, (singles) with fries and onion rings. The burger was... More 

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Thank Joe K
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great little local restaurant with wonderful burgers and delicious onion rings. We have been going here for years. In fact my father in law went here as a child many many decades ago. The only problem is that it is small and there is often a wait, but it is worth it!

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Thank Tracy C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Zip's is a unique restaurant. When you walk in, you need a minute for your eyes to adjust as it's lowly lit. The interior seating is small and is seat-yourself. There is no wait list, you just need to keep your eyes open for when something comes up. Customers understand this and are courteous of those in front of them.... More 

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Thank fccincyfan03
Springboro, Ohio
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102 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nothing fancy, but you can fit your burger in your mouth! In that it's not 4 inches high. It's like the burgers I grew up with in the 60's. Plain, simple, yummy. Great value and charming, old vintage decor. Don't miss the train.

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Thank Melissa W
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Everytime I read online about the best Burgers in Cincinnati, this place pops up, yes they do have good burgers, but they are just plain ole good, decent, normal burgers, nothing special, I would not put them in my top 10, I keep trying them out to see if I'm missing something but no, I'm not, I love Burgers and... More 

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Thank Rspene s
Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This place is a great local eats for Cincy burger lovers. Never have ordered anything I didn't love. Only problem I have with this place is its super small with limited seating so be careful when choosing a time and day to go. If going during peak times or days be ready to wait a bit but if you do... More 

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Thank CJ H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Burgers and fries. Nothing special for the price and the reputation this joint is known for. Zip burgers are supposed to be the best around and I would say they are average.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:30
Thursday
10:30 - 22:30
Friday
10:30 - 23:30
Saturday
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-871-9876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?