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Zip's Cafe

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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: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Great burger, lots of charm

This place is charming and has a great beer selection. The burgers are really good though not my #1 in the city. The atmosphere is hyper-local and service is efficient if not super friendly. A good overall experience with the decor and the trains 'zipping' around the top of the restaurant. Good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
luv2travelgrrl
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Been going to Zips for years and one of my favorites is the girth burger. The chili is awesome as well. You cannot go wrong going to Zips.

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Thank Djvest
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This charming pub is great for families, friends or a date. It's not loud, has a great burger (zip burger) and wide selection of beers. Down sides : no parking lot and everything is a la carte.... Staff always kind .. great for lunch or dinner ..

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Thank betseyjohnson
Westerville, Ohio
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Stopped in on a Sunday night as the place was busy. Very noisy as all tables were full by the time we finished. The burgers were recommended but I guess I expected more. Don't expect a big burger as I would call them just the right size for the kids. I added fries which arrived cold and they come with... More 

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Thank Cranbog
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is charming and has a great beer selection. The burgers are really good though not my #1 in the city. The atmosphere is hyper-local and service is efficient if not super friendly. A good overall experience with the decor and the trains 'zipping' around the top of the restaurant. Good food, good price, a Cincinnati classic.

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Thank luv2travelgrrl
Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Would stop for lunch (hamburger plate) while on my UPS daily route 48 years ago. Had a great reputation then as it does now. Had a train ran around the inside perimeter.

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Thank Joe M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday afternoon. Ordered a zip burger and fries with cheese. The burger was great. Real meat served on a toasted bun

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Thank Swimroetter
Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Food: Good burgers, decent fries and chili. Ambiance: Warm, welcoming, perfect to be with family and/or friends.

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Thank debnjn
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

They have wonderful burgers and chili. Very small restaurant and you may sit with other people, but the burger is worth it.

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Thank schorrjj
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Fun place to grab a tasty cheese burger and catch a ball game. Tables in the front, bar in the back. Fries can be a little hit/miss - sometimes absolutely perfect, other times overcooked crispy and cool. Can't have it all. Stick with he burgers.

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Thank Cincy_MJM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A very good burger in an interesting setting. Not the best in town, but definitely worth a stop or two.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Bar scene
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?