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985 Congress Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
(513) 771-7427
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Ranked #229 of 1,760 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $0 - $8
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Delray Beach, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Trip Advisor does not have a Good Circle why for the life of me i cannot figure that out. The Friendly Stop Cafe is just what the name says a Stop along the road to where you going with a Little Friendly thrown in for good measure. Best know to me for it's loyal following more than a smattering of... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were in town for a night and stopped in after dinner to have some drinks.This place has loads of character and the bartender was great he made are night. The food smelled amazing also. Thanks for a fun evening!

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Fort Worth, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Good little bar with really good food. Went for lunch on 2 different occasions, fast service, friendly staff. They do not take credit cards though. Lunch time draws a crowd.

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North Branch, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stopped for lunch because I found this great place on yelp. Mom and I were thrilled with this find! Mom had the salmon burger with great flavor and not too spicy and onion rings that she enjoyed. I had the french dip with fries and sour cream on the side~impressed that the sour cream cameout right away as most... More 

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped at Friendly Stop Cafe with friends/couples for dinner, after a rain-interrupted round of golf. Located in the tiny Village of Glendale, this is an easy-to-miss tiny storefront of what would be an old-fashioned tavern complete with Norms, Cliffs and Carlas- style characters - plus surprisingly good food and very reasonable prices. There is a small back room for added... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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179 reviews 179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I started to go her in the late 1970's into the early 80's when I move far away. It was just a friendly and fun as I remembered. Blue collar- sure but the ladies my age in dresses on a Sunday evening should tell you how friendly and fun it is. Had a craft beer that you can afford- delicious-... More 

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southwest Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

On that gloomy late fall or winter day, The Friendly Stop is a great place to hang out, have a sandwich, grab a beer, and watch the game. In the spring or summer, sit on the roof deck, sipping a friday afternoon Long-Island Iced Tea while munching on some cajun fries. The corned beef or turkey rubin is excellent!. Stacked... More 

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Dunedin, Florida
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186 reviews 186 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

A group of 12 of us descended on this place in early afternoon after a volleyball tournament. Luckily they weren't very busy when we entered and we got good service although it was a strain on the waitress/barkeeper since we all descended at once. This place is on Congress just around the corner from Sharon Street. There is a very... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

This is a great little place with good food. Great place to go when looking for somewhere unique. Enjoy the desserts.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

COzy , down to earth atmosphere. License plates adorn the wall all around you. I had the Mushroom Burger. I highly recommend it. Order the fries on the side instead of the chips. I also had the Chicken White Chili. Yum ! My friends had the salmon burger and the Reuben. All reported a god sandwich. Make sure to bring... More 

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Additional Information about Friendly Stop Cafe

Address: 985 Congress Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
Phone Number: (513) 771-7427
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 8
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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