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800 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1914
+1 513-721-4241
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 18:00
Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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299 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Popular for their Reubens, with corned beef and Sauerkraut; their reputation really lives up to their name. The meat was really good and the fried potato that accompanies the meal is great. I went for a half reuben and found that to be quite filling by itself.

Thank Krishna P
Madison, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Worst deli in my life. Insult to all delicatessens everywhere. In fact one of the worst meals I have ever had. Any one who eats there obviously has never gone to a deli. Avoid this place for health reasons alone. Should be closed down since it is causing heart disease without even the enjoyment of a good meal. Travel the... More 

Thank worldtraveler77_12
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Legendary for their Ruben's - you need to visit Izzy's to learn why. Very clean facility, friendly staff. Food is always hot. It still troubles me a bit that you pay on the honor system on the way out the door.

Thank SeamusDad
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I came into town for a conference and walked down to Izzy's. We had a great lunch! The food was great and the service was fast.

Thank kmcrutch
Muncie, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious! Great food and friendly service! Try their famous Reubens. They're filling and great grilled. You get enough to eat, and it's a great experience.

Thank Grady H
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Great small sandwich shop. I ordered the soup half sandwich and potato pancake. I chose the regular Rubin. I had never had potato pancakes like the one I was served. So I asked what to eat it with. It was suggested to try spice brown mustard or thousand island. I found the thousand island to suit... More 

Thank Tina W
Frisco, Texas
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

A Cincinnati Landmark! I always go to Izzy's when I visit my hometown. Great service, delicious sandwiches & THE POTATO CAKE is excellent.

Thank mtsimmons1
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Ok it your not feeling well and are in the need for some great chicken noodle soup this is the spot! Almost as good as homemade. Plus they have a drive through so when your really not feeling well it's a great quick pickup!

Thank PattiMZ
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,715 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 629 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

ate here and enjoyed myself. seemed like it was an older established place in the city. service was super great and the food excellent as well

1 Thank jlantern3
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped in just after 7pm on a weeknight. The place closes at 8 (just like everything else in Cincinnati it seems) so we were the only two dining. The two guys working there were very nice and had our food ready in no time. We shared a double Reubens and a couple of potato pancakes. I liked the sandwich;... More 

1 Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1914
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-721-4241

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