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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
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Ranked #41 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Oxford, Ohio
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154 reviews 154 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We'd been encouraged to visit SENATE in the past. It always seemed that if it wasn't too crowded, we'd invent an excuse to dine somewhere more familiar. On our last visit to Cincinnati, however, we pointedly made an entire day out of discovering various breweries, bars, markets, and eateries in the Over the Rhine district. It should first be said... More 

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I'm glad Senate is popular with a certain segment of people and has encouraged additional life in OTR. Hot dogs and sausages make sense in a German city. This cramped "restaurant" is better regarded as a pub with over priced drinks and serves a menu of greasy comfort foods. I visited twice, but I knew not to order food the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Eating at this restaurant is quite the experience. We visited the Senate when we spent the day in Cincinnati. Everyone around kept telling us to go there. We showed up at around 4:25 there were at least 20 people waiting in line for it to open at 4:30. We couldn't believe people were waiting in line for hotdogs! We sat... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

*Yes, that's favourite with a U, I'm British Ate here with my husband and we were instant Senate super-fans. Had the pot stickers which were one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. I still dream about them. Sigh. Also had some sort of pork shoulder breaded patty burger thingy which was sublime. Bacon fat fries TO... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

On the positive side, the food was very unique and quite good really. My wife had the Trailer Park and I forget the name but I had the dog with the egg on top. Both were fantastic and the service was perfect. Now I am a little uncomfortable tagging my next remarks as negative because what I saw as a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Went here on Friday and was told it would be an hour. Got a text back and we sat at the bar in 15 minutes. Service was great, no complaints whatsoever. The Korean dog was great. Had some of the Nick Lachey dog and it was just so so. Not a bad deal for the price and we'll be back... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I had heard a lot of hype about this restaurant and the gourmet style hotdogs. I had a hard time understanding how a hotdog can be considered gourmet. I was completely wrong. I ordered the Trailer Park hotdog and it's so delicious you forget that you are in fact eating one of America's favorite dishes. We went at lunch before... More 

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Cincinnati
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great place. One of a kind gourmet hot dogs that are worth every penny. I had oysters there recently with a wonderful sauce. Excellent! Don't forget the duck fries.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wow -- what is happening on the food scene in Cincinnati. Absolutely creative restaurant in their food selection. I cannot pick a favorite hotdog because I keep trying a different one every time I'm there. This is not your average street food dog. Be prepared to be wowed! This place will not disappoint. Bring your appetite because the dogs are... More 

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Beavercreek
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Found this place by luck of the draw and it was one of my favorite restaurant experience in recent memory. 5 stars!

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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: Eclectic

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