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Alcove Restaurant

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116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

Established 1911 - Celebrating 100 Years

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite place to eat in Mt Vernon

While traveling to Kenyon college we are in search of a decent restaurant with a good atmosphere to visit our college student.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Noblesville, Indiana
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Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A long established local venue. They do a great job in providing you with a great atmosphere, good food , and excellent service. Located in the downtown area in the heart of Main Street.

Thank Jan M
Noblesville, Indiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While traveling to Kenyon college we are in search of a decent restaurant with a good atmosphere to visit our college student.

Thank jackie052015
Mount Vernon, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I love the Alcove. The Chicken Marsala is probably the one of the best I have ever had in all my travels. I love good food and am never disappointed in the food or the service at The Alcove. I love this place!

Thank Tracey G
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

What a great place to dine! All food is prepared fresh and served fresh. Our server was exceptional and the food was delicious! The steaks could be cut with a fork and the dessert menu looked so good we couldn't decide on which to order so, at our request, our server surprised us with one. YUM!

Thank Margaret G
Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The Alcove is a historic restaurant near the Mt. Vernon Square. The dining room is old-fashioned (in a good way), clean, and peaceful. The service was prompt and friendly. Our food was good (not incredibly fancy or "foodie," but quality American food), with nice portions (the rolls they served were delicious and warm!).

Thank Savannah T
Brecksville, Ohio, USA
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had dinner both nights we were in Mt. Vernon ... after all it is the best restaurant in town. Prices are reasonable, service friendly, food was good. Salad and salmon specials we had both evenings were good, steak was good although we had to send back to cook a little longer, and pasta is homemade. If you like chicken... More 

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I stopped here for lunch. The food and server were top notch. After lunch the server asked us if we would like have a free cookies. Glad that we said yes, it was a very good warm chocolate cookie.

Thank Vermontsteve
Onancock, Virginia
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

6 pm reservations for 7. Submitted our orders within minutes of sitting down: yes, we ordered immediately. Meals finally arrived over an hour later while table of 6 beside us were seated just before us, were served (including dessert), and out the door before our food ever arrived. Similar with other tables too -- being served quickly!! Was the wait... More 

Thank sister-cousins
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Alcove is located in the heart of downtown Mt. Vernon, Ohio. The dining experience was elegant, intimate and enjoyable. The service was excellent and the food was delicious, well presented and reasonably priced for such a fine establishment. The walls were covered with murals depicting historic scenes of the city. The adjacent lounge was quaint and a great place... More 

Thank ProfBif
marysville ohio
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273 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We stumbled across this place after spending the afternoon in Mt Vernon. We went for lunch. It was not crowded. The murals on the wall were interesting and our waitress was very informative. Food was very good. A bit slow in coming out. But will likely stop again when in town.

Thank linda s

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 740-392-3076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Established 1911 - Celebrating 100 Years

Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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