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Zip's Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
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1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
513-871-9876
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Today
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic dive

A return to this place twenty years later was a relief that not much had changed except for the new delicious beers on tap. Order the burger of course! It's delicious. I like the dark atmosphere and booths, and found the coziness a delight in this age of neon and modernity. It was perfect for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
aventine
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springfield
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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springfield
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209 reviews 209 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A return to this place twenty years later was a relief that not much had changed except for the new delicious beers on tap. Order the burger of course! It's delicious. I like the dark atmosphere and booths, and found the coziness a delight in this age of neon and modernity. It was perfect for a cold winter night. A... More 

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Southern US
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152 reviews 152 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Good: UNIQUE, Local Landmark, Awesome American Dishes, Quick service, reasonable prices, The Bad: small, dark, crowded This is a tiny hole in the wall burger joint that has been in operation since the 30's. It's a one of a kind place place with unabashedly American food. They serve excellent Burgers, Fries and Chili. The menu is small. The service... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Small, but cozy. Come early or expect to wait. Great service, great burgers. Try the onion rings, you won't be disappointed.

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West Chester, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Expect to wait in line for seating, but its worth it. Burgers are exceptionally good. If you get there before 11:30 AM the wait will not be as long.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Food great. Service excellent. Quite a busy place each time we have gone. May have to wait for a seat. Onion rings fabulous! Several small shops nearby to browse to make it even more a fun trip.

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Bloomington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As touted by many, the burgers here are absolutely the best ever.......and the onion rings are not greasy and very crispy and tasty. When you have a craving for a burger, go to Zips

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Columbus
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Recommend: ZIP Burger Cup of Chili (onions and cheese) Saratoga chips or onion rings This place is a great spot to meet up with friends/family for a burger. Great location at Mt lookout square so you can do a lot of things within walking distance. If you are an out of towner this is one of the top 3 burgers... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a small little café in Mt. Lookout Square. Parking is not always easy to come by and the tables/booths are 1st come 1st serve. We've had the cheeseburgers and fries multi times and they don't disappoint. There is a working mini train that goes around the parameter café top which kept my youngest entertained. The only tip I could... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice decor. Friendly and patient staff. Great for kids and many options. Burger bread and meat good. much better than Terrys.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I've lived in Cincinnati for a little over 6 years now, and LOVE living in Mount Lookout. One of my favorite spots to take guests is Zips! Their prices and portions are great. The atmosphere is low key and very unique. I love the decor ! The service has always been great for me, does get a little slow when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-871-9876

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm

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