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Senate

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American, Hot Dogs, International
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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 83
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
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  • 4
    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
Delicious food at a great price

My husband and I were visiting Cincinatti for the firdt time and decided to stop in this restaurant after we saw it on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-in, and Dives. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was very friendly and engaging. They are seasonably price and worth a second visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Cincinatti for the firdt time and decided to stop in this restaurant after we saw it on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-in, and Dives. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was very friendly and engaging. They are seasonably price and worth a second visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The hotdogs are good and so are the duck fat fries and the dessert. In fact, love it. I mean, they're no Chicago hot dog. I grew up in Chicago. Nothing comes close to those. But these are decent. Although, don't ask for any accommodations with allergies or to add something. They refuse to take things off their recipes or... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you're looking for a ballpark-type hot dog then go to the ballpark. These hot dogs are fully loaded with things you would not find at the ball park. The staff was friendly. We had almost no wait - we went on the night the MLB All-Star game was being played in town. I had a good pulled pork sandwich... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So we decided to go to dinner in downtown Cincinnati (12th and Vine area, due to watching an episode of "Diners, Dive-Ins, & Drives), and we are so glad we did! There was room and we got the parking space right in front on Vine street which really was terrific. Our server, Brian, really knew the menu and since we... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Senate is simply a wonderful restaurant. Have you ever been to an eatery where the food was great but the employees treated you badly. The food might have been good but you still left with a bad taste in your mouth. Or how about the restaurant with good food or incompetent help? Or a restaurant with good food and a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

There is nothing like a good hot dog and this place did not disappoint. Truffle fries were good but the dog was amazing. I got the trailer park. American cheese, cole slaw, bacon and crushed grippos. They had me at crushed grippos. It was delicious. Knife and fork are a must!

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Senate restaurant has a very imaginative menu. Their hotdogs are extremely delicious. My favorite hotdog is the crocque madame. All of the names are very funny, that makes sense once you hear the ingredients. Don't stop at just hotdogs though, because the rest of their menu is very good too. The biggest downside to the Senate, is the long... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It's amazing, but be prepared to feel nothing but shame after gorging yourself on duck fat fries, poutine and gourmet hot dogs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This place is awesome. I don't even know what I ordered but it was freakin delicious. Get the truffle fries. Also a great beer selection

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Van Wert, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I had the Senate Burger. It was really, really good. I am a bit of a picky eater so it was a bit discouraging when I would try to order something and waiter would tell me that it takes away from the item if I get x removed from the order so I didn't end up really trying anything new,... More 

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Additional Information about Senate

Address: 1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: (513) 421-2020
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
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
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, International

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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: American, Hot Dogs, International
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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