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Arnold's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
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210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
+1 513-421-6234
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 16:00 - 02:30
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here on a Saturday. Live band was good. Crowded place, but nice service. Good drink selection. Would stop in again.

Thank Joseph M
Columbus, Indiana
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We stopped in to Arnold's late one night for a couple cocktails that we really DIDN'T need, but the bartender was so cool, friendly and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. We were playing a silly game and the bartenders jumped right in and cheered us along. I loved that they were honest - we ordered a round of absinthe and... More 

Thank Vanessa C
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a favorite of ours. It's intimate, quirky and quaint. We had the deep fried deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes (both amazing), the spaghetti and meatballs and a burger. There is a dining room upstairs, a dining area to the side and a covered, heated courtyard with a small stage for live music. The courtyard is the coveted... More 

Thank Candy995
Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. Loved the environment and interesting menu. We sat "outside" but it's covered and heated. Try the Sangria for 2! I would certainly recommend getting here early, it was packed when we left around 6 pm.

Thank alliel1
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Beer and cocktail list is great. The food was average at best. The atmosphere is excellent with the history of this establishment - we sat in the stables. Piano player on a Wed night was good. The seating is too cramped. The restaurant was not that full and the hostess seated a couple right next to us vs giving either... More 

Thank Julie S
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Stopped here for a few beers. This place is the oldest bar/tavern in Cincinnati. Being downtown, it has very reasonable prices for food and drink. Did not eat but many others have provided rave reviews. Once inside, there is a private patio (off the street) for dinner, drinks and entertainment. You will fall in love with Arnold's!

1 Thank RetUSAFNCO
Fairfield, Ohio
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201 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Arnold's has been around for over 150 years. We went for dinner and to see the improv show. Three of us were seated at a tiny table on steel chairs. The pretzel appetizer and coconut, curry lentil soup were both excellent. My hamburger was dry, with congealed cheese on top. My wife's spaghetti and meatballs were kind of boring. My... More 

Thank HDS1
Edgewood, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

For years Arnold's was one of our favorite places to go for great food and drink and charming atmosphere. Saturday was the first time we had gone in 5-6 years, and although the charming atmosphere is still there, the great food and drink has vanished. I can honestly say we had the worst restaurant food ever. We went online and... More 

Thank LoverofGreatFood
Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My sister brought me here when we were staying in downtown Cincy as she had been there many times before but only to drink. We got there around 10 pm but hadn't eaten dinner yet. She ordered very deviled eggs and fried pretzel. I loved the eggs but my mouth is still watering thinking of fried pretzel with homemade pimento... More 

Thank LCB0505
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

You know when you find that one place where everything comes together and just works? I found it. It's Arnold's. It's not just the food. It's the entire experience. Atmosphere: You enter the door into a tight bar, head back to the hostess, she walks you into the next room which is inside or takes you to the courtyard where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
16:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-6234

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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?