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City View Tavern

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403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
+1 513-241-8439
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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559 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The burgers and the view are fantastic and both worth going out of the way for. You can actually score a street parking spot right out front here too, and parking in Mt. Adams is otherwise tricky.

Thank explorepossibilities
Cincinnati, Ohio
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The tavern has been around awhile. It's a small bar with a small deck out back that has a spectacular view. Try the Ted burger. It's the most popular and pretty good.

Thank Denise H
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to this neighborhood tavern for over 25 years. Even though we now live in Albuquerque, we make it here to meet friends every time we come to town. The beer and burgers here are excellent. The bar is on a residential street in Mt. Adams. It has a small deck overlooking downtown and the river. Silas, yhe... More 

Thank sluggersam
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been going to the City View for over 40 years and we love the views, beer and great burgers. The deck overlooks the city and the river and is small and the patrons are always friendly and it is a good place to share your love of Cincy. The owner and bartenders are the top. Head up the... More 

Thank seasoned60
Cincinnati, Ohio
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242 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We decided to visit City View, based on the High Ratings that we've seen in several of the Best Burgers in Cincinnati sites, that we have been checking out, & since we were already in Mt. Adams after visiting the Mt. Adams Bar & Grill & since we were so disappointed with their Burger, we just had to find another... More 

Thank Rspene s
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I LOVED the small hold in the wall type vibe, the burger, and hidden location overlooking the city! I did not like the lack of beverage options (you're a bar for goodness sakes...get some drinks in there!) and the fact that my bartender was also my server, and my cook. Kinda made me question if you were going out of... More 

Thank szayak
Marion, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Located on a tiny one way street up on Mt Adams. $7 for a burger and bag of chips. You order at the bar and seat yourself. If you are aware of this and are not expecting something fancy this place fits the bill. Several parties were just there to enjoy the view and a few beers. I was not... More 

Thank toothlady1725
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We saw the good reviews for this place on Trip Advisor. It wasn't easy to find, and parking is a little tricky, but we did get there. The burgers were definitely worth it. My sister and I got chili burgers--I like mine a little sloppier, but the burger itself was fantastic. My nephew had one with an egg on top,... More 

Thank Dana D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This little guy is tucked down on Oregon street amidst the houses. Do not be afraid of the parking. You might not be able to park right out front, but there is plenty of street parking just down the way. The City View Tavern is just that - a tavern with a city view. The covered deck lets you really... More 

Thank Lisa L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident and were super glad we did. The drinks were great (and super affordable) the burger is still the best I have ever had and you can't beat the view out back. We plan to stop here every time we hit up Cinci. I have been to a number of bars but City View... More 

Thank Joshua C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-241-8439
In business since 1875, and located in a residential area, City View Tavern perches about half way down the western slope of Mt. Adams. The beer is cold, the food is very good, and the view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Northern Kentucky is spectacular.

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