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6118 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224-2514
513-541-8804
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12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Lunch

We had a small work group for lunch at Bacall's and we all had great food. One had Frisco Sandwich and two of us had Black and Bleu Burger. The hamburgers were grilled to our satisfaction of Med/Rare and the side dish of fries was plentiful. The price was reasonable and the service was fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place has declined since my last visit years ago. Maybe the regular chef was off this weekend but my iceberg lettuce dried cherry salad was missing blue cheese and had a stingy sprinkling of nuts. My family's sandwiches were dry. Then my daughter felt something run across her leg. Meal over!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had a small work group for lunch at Bacall's and we all had great food. One had Frisco Sandwich and two of us had Black and Bleu Burger. The hamburgers were grilled to our satisfaction of Med/Rare and the side dish of fries was plentiful. The price was reasonable and the service was fast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went there for their Monday prime rib special. Food was much better than expected. Everything was fresh and cooked well. Being a dinner/ bar atmosphere is at a minimum, but the place does have a certain historic charm of its own. Staff was friendly and on the ball as far as refills and wait time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Used to be a great place. Good food great atmosphere for a neighborhood bar/restaurant. Since the remodel food is not the same quality. We used to love the buffalo chicken salad. Fresh fried chicken in a classic buffalo sauce was terrific. Now they use frozen processed chicken that tastes freezer burned. No buffalo flavor and definitely not worth the price... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Went with friends and had good food and was able to watch some football games. Located in the College hill area of Cincinnati. Good food and average prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While working in Cincinnati we stopped by for Bacalls after our usual lunch spot was closed on a Monday. Glad we made the move, our brand new waitress did a tremendous job and food was good and we kept going back. We will be back in Cincinnati in about 3 weeks and this will be our preferred lunch spot.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food, great beverages, very wide range of food and drink at extremely reasonable prices. Sometimes gets a little loud from all the patrons but that's a good thing in a way ... people love it. Lunches and dinners are excellent.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the best neighborhood cafes in Cincinnati. Good food, friendly helpful wait staff, reasonable prices and bar tenders that know how to make a dry Martina. College Hill is fortunate to have this neighborhood gem.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

Fun place to go for a local dinner. We go regularly and have enjoyed most of the menu items. Friendly servers.

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Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have been to Bacall's a few times because it has been the choice of friends. I, myself don't really care for it. I have gotten several things on the menu. The only really "good" thing on the menu is the Ranch Fries. I didn't think they would be very good but was pleasantly surprised. I have also found that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6118 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45224-2514
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-541-8804

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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