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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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4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Great food

Food was great, beer was awesome. Hotdogs were unbelievable. Such a great place to eat at. Hotdogs were huge and great. Pricey but well worth the price. Would definitely eat here again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Heidi P
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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Chillicothe, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was great, beer was awesome. Hotdogs were unbelievable. Such a great place to eat at. Hotdogs were huge and great. Pricey but well worth the price. Would definitely eat here again.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Fantastic gourmet meal. I had the JLO sandwich (pork belly yum), to die for! Excelent parmesan truffle fries, duck fat fries were excellent as well. Highly recommend! Small place get there early to avoid wait.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Hostess seemed drugged. She told us at least 60 minute wait so we went to have drinks at another bar. @0 minutes later we get a text saying we have 10 minutes to get there and must reply to text or our table will be given away.The hamburger was raw when ordered medium well. The hot dog was like leather.... More 

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Harrison, Ohio
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Cool place that has made local, regional and national lists for their food, location, vibe and everything else. BELIEVE IT!! This place is the real deal. The Trailer Park dog is the signature entree and is wonderful. I have had a dog-of-the-day and it was fantastic. The day I had the Trailer Park, I was sooo tempted to get the... More 

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I attended a conference in Cincinnati with a group of coworkers for 4 days. Several of the locals recommended this place. We went just as the restaurant opened, and beat the crowd (it got busy pretty quick) I had the Mexico City hot dog with the duck fat fries. This hot dog was topped with a hefty serving of guacamole,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wow! The variety of hot dogs is amazing. Everyone in the family had something different. Each dog looked and tasted amazing. Be sure to get an order of duck fries.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Duck fat fries and a hot dog with bacon, crema, guacamole...that's a good day! The food here is amazing, and definitely a Cinci experience. The staff can be snooty at times, but they are really knowledgable and give great recommendations.

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Gate City, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Another DDD! went before the ballgame wait was no time for a party of 2. Longer for larger party. lots of bar seats. not a huge place but lots of atmosphere here. Food was really good ! This is just the kind of place when you visit out of town that you need to check out!! Great service ! great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We found this restaurant reading through reviews and decided to give it a try after the first two restaurants were either closed or too long of a wait. Our party of 2.5 (baby), were seated right away and given suggestions on what to eat. The place is pretty narrow and not really baby friendly. No slings or baby seats. But... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?