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5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Blue Ash)
(513) 794-1610
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Ranked #52 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Blue Ash
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pfeiffer and I-71
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Cincinnati
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went to Brown Dog Cafe twice recently once for dinner and once for lunch. It's located in a small strip mall in a suburban setting next door to a Subway restaurant. The level of cooking is definitely higher than one would expect from such a setting. You can have a very nice lunch there without spending a lot of... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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166 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took advantage of a promo offering two 3 course dinners for $60. The food here is unique and priced accordingly. If we had ordered ala carte it would have cost considerably more, Expect to pay about $10 (or more) for a glass of wine and most entrees are in the mid $20 range. Service was very good as was... More 

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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Had the lunch trio special. The pumpkin bisque was incredible. As was the tuna on a pretzel bun. Service was quick and friendly. A new favorite.

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaraunt severeal times and mostly for lunch. Their menu has changed quite a bit but they always have amazing food! It's the type of place where you know everything is fresh and they care about the quality of their food. The only downside is that it can be a bit pricy depending on what you... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Full disclosure: We eat here almost every Wednesday evening and have done so for about 8 years now. That said, I have no problem recommending this fine dining establishment, even though you might find it hard to believe when you arrive in the parking lot and see that it's surrounded by a Japanese restaurant, a Subway, Bob Evans, Office Depot,... More 

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Mason
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19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Met a friend at the Brown Dog Cafe for a mid-week 1pm "post lunch rush" lunch. The place was packed, so it must have many loyal patrons. I had a perfectly sized hot Italian sub that was very tasty... good Italian meat, gooey fresh mozzarella and a yummy pesto sauce AND served nice and hot with sweet potato chips. My... More 

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cincinnati
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ok, haven't been to the BDC for about 5 years, so on a whim I took my daughter. They were always a great restaurant; heard they had new ownership, etc but wasn't sure. It's located in a 'just ok' place; a small strip next to a Bob Evans and a hotel. Seems more appropriate for the 'Subway' next to it.... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Brown Dog Cafe is easy to miss. It's on Pfieffer Rd in a strip mall behind Bob Evans. The are only about 14 tables. The inside decor was very nice and the restaurant was quite clean. The food was good and the service was also very good. I had crab cakes and the were very good. I'll definitely be... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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45 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is our first time here. We had dinner on a Saturday night and surprising not full. The ambience was nice and soothing. The special that night was a 3-course for $30. I had the beef filet and my husband had the lamb chop as main courses. Both were delicious and perfect amount for us. I had the 3 scoops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I work near this cafe and eat there often. I thoroughly enjoy the food options and quality each time. The food is always fresh and delicious. I particularly like their salads and seafood specials. The way the chef displays the food is noteworthy because it is pretty. The restaurant is also a surprise in terms of its location. It is... More 

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Additional Information about Brown Dog Cafe

Address: 5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
Phone Number: (513) 794-1610
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, International

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