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Senate

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Hot Dogs, Eclectic
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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
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Today
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice location(OTR)

I finally was able to check out Senate after multiple people recommended I try it. I tried the, "Trailer Park" hotdog which was awesome. FYI, it's bigger than a normal size hotdog. I can't recall everything that was on it. I do recall it had Grippos on it and the hotdog was a little spicy. For... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Mullinscincy
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love their food, but their service/hours are ridiculous. They want to make themselves seem wanted and pristine by closing Monday's and Sunday's. Also can they close for a couple hours every other day to get great from lunch to the dinner menu. Mind you, both menus are exactly the same. Lol. I've worked in the restaurant business for 8... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I finally was able to check out Senate after multiple people recommended I try it. I tried the, "Trailer Park" hotdog which was awesome. FYI, it's bigger than a normal size hotdog. I can't recall everything that was on it. I do recall it had Grippos on it and the hotdog was a little spicy. For those out of towners... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Duck fries...the best. Mixed drinks with infused alcohol wonderful. Lobster fresh! We enjoyed our first visit and will visit again.

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Springboro
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is a neat little place on Vine Street in OTR in Cincy. We went on a Friday night and had about a 30 minute wait. We sat at the bar and the bartenders were very friendly. We placed our drink order and then shared an order of Poutine. This was wonderul. Short ribs over a pile of potatoe chunks,... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My fiancé, myself, and her parents ended up going here for dinner. It was an hour wait on a Saturday night, which isn't bad at the OTR. The only thing is they don't open up their bar for 1st come 1st served, so there's no real room to wait, especially in the rain. We walked around and waited for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

I would love to be posting a great review for a restaurant that I have heard so many good things about, but unfortunately we weren't able to try it. My wife and her friend arrived about 5 min before me and asked for a table. They were told they couldn't be seated until I arrived. Ok, I get it. They... More 

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Brookville, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My husband, 4 year old son and myself ate at Senate in March after a visit to Cincy Childrens. The restaurant is not overly large so we were excited to get a table! The restaurant was super clean and the waitstaff was beyond friendly! I ordered the lobster sandwich with lettuce and tomato and my hubby had the gourmet dog... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Hey I know you all are getting sick of hearing this but once again it is true, this place is really cool and different and feels like a place in SOHO, New York. Can sit at the bar and the food is just so different and eclectic. The hot dogs are Nathan's all beef I think and then they just... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hot dogs you say? Gourmet hot dogs. Plus a ton of other trendy apps you'll only get in a handful of spots like Korean short ribs, pig tails, etc. A great mix of cuisines but every one hits the mark. A great option in OTR. Come hungry, order lots.

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Edgewood, Kentucky
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80 reviews 80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant has lots of very different food and a great combination of flavors. You can't miss the poutine if you go!! Amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 421-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Eclectic
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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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?