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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Central Business District)
+1 513-564-9111
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Ranked #45 of 1,729 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: Scottish, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: Between 6th and 7th
Description: Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great food, great drinks, right downtown. We ordered a flight of Scotch to see what we liked and had a blast stuffing ourselves with bangers and mash and duck-fat fries.

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Yay to scotch flights! Glad to hear you had a blast discovering something new! Cheers! More

Cortland, New York
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125 reviews 125 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'm a fan of old pubs in Europe and this had that feel. Classy place with beautiful woodwork and a great bar, the servers also wear kilts, but I especially enjoyed the selection of European beers on tap. Tried 3 different Scottish beers/ales and will be going back the next time I'm in Cincinnati. Had dinner at the bar from... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for visiting! Cheers! More

Statesboro, Georgia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If it's not Scottish it's crap! Or so says the t-shirt, and I agree. This place has tremendous character, a great menu, limited outdoor seating, and good service. Our server Becca was very nice. And let's not forget KILTS! I had the Shepherd's Pie; it was terrific. And for lunch, the prices were very reasonable.

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed and posting your review on TA as well! Cheers! More

New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My sister and i found this wonderful pub for lunch. We entered and was greeted by the bartender who immediately started chatting with us and took our drink order. He kept the conversation going until our waitress could take our order . The food arrived quickly and was delicious. A great place to visit! (And if you wear a kilt,... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Glad to you enjoyed!! Hope to see you soon in your kilt ! Cheers! More

Macedonia, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food was very good and the presentation very nice. The fish and chips were very good. Has a different sort of environment - old Irish pub with a very large scotch selection.

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Troy, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food and great service ! Nicholson's Tavern & Pub has a really nice - casual but classy atmoshhere.

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Thanks for the review! Cheers! More

Bowling Green
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Absolutely wonderful atmosphere, great service, unbelievable selection of scotch and bourbon. The pot roast sandwich and fish and chips for lunch were above par, and the sticky toffee pudding is a must! From the manager on duty, to the server and the bartender, everyone was excellent and very enjoyable to chat with. Would love to go back and listen to... More

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ThePubGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Nicholson's Tavern & Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Hope you are able to visit us for dinner sometime! Cheers! More

Windsor, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great establishment for a drink and appetizer in downtown. A must stop for any visitor in the area and well within walking distance from the casino.

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Thanks for the review! Cheers! More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Though this is a Scots themed place, I found nobody Scots (other than me) in the place! From what I could tell, this is just a themed bar that has an excuse to sell lots of different Whiskies....and the odd Scots beer (Tennants lager - a staple of Glasgow!). Its fine, but not as Scots as I would have like... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very average. Brunch items for father's day were about 10 small options and not really good, just very average. But hey, it's Cincinnati, right?

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