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Sugar'n Spice Restaurant

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American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner
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4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1227
(513) 242-3521
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Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Serving Cincinnati since 1941. Original Wispy Thin Pancakes, Huge Fluffy...
Serving Cincinnati since 1941. Original Wispy Thin Pancakes, Huge Fluffy Omelettes, Signature Sandwiches n' Specials. Today, Sugar n' Spice prides itself on creating a fun, friendly, comfortable atmosphere, serving the same great food that has kept people coming back for generations.
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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Zany, kid-friendly brunch

Colorful--the restaurant inside and out as well as their owner. We braved the restaurant on a Sunday morning after a soccer game. My two kids (9 and 11) and I went and waited about 30 minutes to be seated in this small place that I had heard about from friends. The 30 minutes flew because the staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Cady S
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I heard the chicken and waffles were awesome. The waffle was very good, my husband's mexiacn omelette.. Big enough for 3 people was really good. French toast was delish! The chicken wings (which are the flats and drummett pieces) were old and splinter like...YUCK!! Sad part is tbat the seasoning of the wings was great! So I was a bit... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Colorful--the restaurant inside and out as well as their owner. We braved the restaurant on a Sunday morning after a soccer game. My two kids (9 and 11) and I went and waited about 30 minutes to be seated in this small place that I had heard about from friends. The 30 minutes flew because the staff were friendly and... More 

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chagrin falls
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238 reviews 238 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Went for Sunday Brunch. Waited about 45 minutes. Checked in at 11.15 for table of 5. Owner kept people happy passing trays of ice cream shooters, warm brownie squares & hot fried Mac n cheese wedges (how could you not be happy?) Once we got our table, service was fast & friendly. Steve the owner came by couple times to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great food, service, atmosphere ! Would come again and again! On top of what we ordered we were treated to yummy samples of goodies from the kitchen throughout our meal. Awesome!

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Timmins, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Would I wait in line again for 35 minutes to get into this interesting eatery? Absolutely! Huge portions, fabulous taste treats, entertaining wait staff, an owner/manager who makes everyone smile and rubber ducks everywhere. Why? I haven't a clue, but it doesn't matter. Great food, reasonable prices and terrific people.

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Crestview Hills, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I don't understand how anyone could leave a bad review on this place. Yes the wait can be long because it's a tiny diner. We went at prime brunch time on a Sunday (11:30) and waited only 20 minutes. I also don't understand how anyone could call the manager here creepy or rude. You can tell this guy loves his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Food was good. We got lunch and they are more known for their breakfast. One guy passed out free rubber duckies and awesome ice cream. He was fun, energetic, and helpful. Apparently separate checks are too much to ask- our not so sugar n spice waitress said "are you kidding me" under her breath when another worker asked her to... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fun and nostalgic ambience. Tiny place with counter and adorable booths making it a cozy brunch. Food was good. Kids and I loved the bucket of rubber duckies to choose from. Wispy thin pancakes were delightful. Went on a Sunday and the wait was an hour so be prepared.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Found this place on trip advisor and saw that it had good reviews and wasn't far from where we were. We were greeted by a nice waitress and she even gave us some pointers of what was good. Let me just say WOW! Ginormous omelettes and great sweet potato pecan waffles. We were stuffed!! Great little quaint spot with good... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The diner is quite small, but we've never had a problem getting a table. It's a typical old-style quirky diner. The service was good, not great, just good. The servers are efficient but I wouldn't say they are all that warm and friendly. The menu offers so many great breakfast options. I really enjoyed the Sweet Potato Waffles and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 242-3521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Diner

Description

Serving Cincinnati since 1941. Original Wispy Thin Pancakes, Huge Fluffy Omelettes, Signature Sandwiches n' Specials. Today, Sugar n' Spice prides itself on creating a fun, friendly, comfortable atmosphere, serving the same great food that has kept people coming back for generations.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?