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Brown Dog Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Blue Ash
American, International
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5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242 (Pfeiffer and I-71)
(513) 794-1610
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place

Great menu. Fantastic service.They do not have one bad meal on the menu. I have eaten almost every single one. The owner is so nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael A
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu. Fantastic service.They do not have one bad meal on the menu. I have eaten almost every single one. The owner is so nice.

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Thank Michael A
Dallas, Texas
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132 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a hard time finding the restaurant since the sign was out. Once I made it there I found a nice, family owned upscale feel restaurant. I ordered Mahi-Scallops-Mahi and it was just right. Go for a unique feel and local investment experience. Service was good and I would eat there again.

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Thank LetsGo800
Milford, OH
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235 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I ate here for the first time, for an early lunch on a Monday, with 7 friends. Our server Amanda did a great job, especially with refilling our drinks (even waters). We sat next to the window, and did not have any problems with lighting - we could easily read our menus (we are Boomers). It did get busy and... More 

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Thank cmchristensen
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Wife is gluten-free. Read the positive reviews and tried it out. Very nice place in an unexpected strip location. Atmosphere is intimate. Wait staff attentive. Food was excellent and very well prepared with fresh ingredients. Only minor criticism is no red wine by the glass for less than $10, and the pours are stingy.

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Thank CCIndialantic
Danville, Illinois
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My husband and I visited this restaurant while he was at a convention in Blue Ash. It is located in a strip mall next door to the hotel we were staying. We decided to walk over and check it out for dinner. It was an awesome meal, has to have been one of the very best in my 50 years.... More 

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Thank Lori W
Cincinnati
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This small quiet restaurant serves chef cooked-to-order food that is unique and very tasty. Their beet and goat cheese salad and strawberry/black pepper sorbet are terrific compliments to their great entrees. special occasions celebrated here are always memorable.

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Thank George H
Ohio
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269 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very impressed by the variety in the menu and the creativity. The prices seemed a bit high, but the food prep and quality is quite good and they use fresh seasonal ingredients very well. Great service and a decent wine list round out the experience. The environment is basically nice casual, but the food is a bit more upscale. We... More 

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Thank magsdj
Hingham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Don't understand how this got good reviews before, which is why we picked it. We got what was said to be 6 oz of wine for $9. Sorry we went here.

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Thank Gail R
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My husband and I went to the Brown Dog Cafe on a Tuesday thinking it would not be crowded, but it was. The food was very good, cooked and seasoned well. The menu was nice with some specials for the evening. I had grilled fish which was cooked well with tasty sides, and my husband had venison which was a... More 

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Thank Ann L
Columbus, United States
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food is absolutely delicious here, FAR better than you would expect from a tiny, plain restaurant in a strip mall next to the Home Depot. I was pretty skeptical that the food was going to be any good as I walked in, but I was pleasantly surprised. My daughter got fish and I had a pasta dish, and both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5893 Pfeiffer Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
    (Pfeiffer and I-71)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Blue Ash
  • Neighborhood: Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: (513) 794-1610

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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