We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
3538 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2140
(513) 871-5779
Website
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An oldie but a goodie

Just had a business lunch at Allyn's. The marinated chicken salad was surprisingly delicious. Same goes for the Jambalaya. I had forgotten all about this place. Long before all the millennials discovered the Tusculum area and airdropped in their coffee bars and fitness clubs...there was Allyn's. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
j z
,
Cincinnati, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Just had a business lunch at Allyn's. The marinated chicken salad was surprisingly delicious. Same goes for the Jambalaya. I had forgotten all about this place. Long before all the millennials discovered the Tusculum area and airdropped in their coffee bars and fitness clubs...there was Allyn's. A neighbor bar and grill. And at that time it was a bar and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Haven't been to Allyn's in about 8-10 years. The bar area has been totally remodeled. I liked the old bar better but the new one is actually nicer. Really nice patio and the entrance is now thru the patio rather than thru the original front entrance that was off the narrow sidewalk of a very busy street. Opening the door... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Being new to the Columbia Tusculum area, we are on a mission to try all restaurants and bars in the area, Allyn's was our first stop. We went in later on a Friday night and had already had dinner so stopped in for a quick drink. There weren't too many people inside and we were greeted by the waitress pretty... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Allyn's is definitely a good local's place and people who live around the area know it's a hidden jem. The food is really good and they have a great variety of options you wouldn't expect. The outdoor seating is perfect during the warmer days and their drink selection is top notch. It's just a great place to hang out, grab... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barrington, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect, but the food and service were excellent. My portion of the special seafood alfredo was too big for me to finish on my own even though it was so good I really wanted to eat all of it. My husband had his meal and decided to try mine. He liked it so well that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Allyn's has been a mainstay in Columbia-Tusculum for years. They have an eclectic menu featuring Cajun and Mexican items, as well as normal pub grub like wings and burgers. The beer list is very extensive, including lots of local craft beers from the Cincinnati area. Nice bar area with TVs, or a quieter dining area upstairs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Allyn's has always been a great neighborhood joint. Good food, good beer and wine, and good conversation at the bar. It seems the menu has been simplified recently, but my two favorites are still there - Mardi Gras Pasta, and Red Beans and Rice. Can't go wrong with either. My wife really likes the Black Bean salad with the jalapeño... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went to Allyn's with my sister and brother in law who live around the block. The restaurant was clean and the staff was friendly. The beer selection was good and fair priced. My SIL got the wrap which she really enjoyed. My BIL got the jambalaya and the portion was gigantic-- he got the dinner portion and not the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Loveland, Ohio
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Good atmosphere... decent prices, but great diverse menu. Food is very good. Portions are plentiful... Service is friendly... sometimes slower than desired, but I return regularly for the food. Good stuff!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, VA, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Allyn himself is almost always there! Food is fun and delicious. Always a party there. Great for families or groups.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Allyn's also viewed

 

Been to Allyn's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3538 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2140
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 871-5779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, American, Cajun & Creole
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Allyn's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?