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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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Winning Dogs!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Willi1264
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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Woodbury, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I had the Sepp Blatter dog which was the daily dog. It consisted of duck fat fries, beef brisket, roasted red pepper cheese, and rosemary along with a hot dog. You will need a fork and knife for this hot dog. The lobster mac and cheese was some of the best that I have ever had. Get there early as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My wife and I celebrated my birthday at Senate in OTR. We began with a couple craft beers and ordered the Poutine as an appetizer. It was one of the most delicious plates of food that I had ever had. You must order it with the poached egg on top as it adds another level to the dish. My wife... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I've heard great things about their hot dogs, but I went for the lobster BLT. I love anything with bacon! I would have never thought to combine it with lobster though. It was da Bomb! I think it had a basil mayo that was a delicious!

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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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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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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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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: Hot Dogs, Eclectic

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?