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Arnold's Bar & Grill

210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #104 of 1,760 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

this was my first visit to Arnold's and I found the place really great. The place has a ton of character. The food was terrific and the staff extremely friendly. They have a large selection of beers on tap and I can't wait to go back for drinks and dinner. Terrific local flavor.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Nice setting, outside heated area was nice as it was freezing temps outdoors. Menu was not big but good variety of pasta, sandwiches and burgers. We had chickpea sandwhich, crab cake po-boy and salmon. Everyone was satisfied and we would return. If your in the area its a must try.... Also had a piano player singing songs...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Arnold's Bar & Grill is old Cincinnati. Casual, old wood, sufficiently shabby. And then, great beer choices, good food (not bar food), very reasonably priced. My last selection, Spaghetti & meatballs were $14. The hot 'n brown "sandwich" was $10. Hors d'oeuvres abound. Curb-side parking at night is easy to find and free. Don't wear a tie and don't admit... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Funny how there can be a fine line between "quaint" and a "dump", but Arnold's is definitely quaint! Oldest tavern in the city, with creaky floors and cracked walls, but the food was great. It's been a few months since I was there so I don't remember the name of the burger I had, but I have affectionately referred to... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a really neat bar, with great history and interesting architecture. I don't like how close the tables are set up. The menu is unique, however the food wasn't that good. The portions are huge. We did enjoy the bourbon cheese appetizer

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Greater Cincinnati
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As far as ambiance goes, Arnold's does not disappoint. The covered courtyard, history and tradition is rivaled by very few restaurants in the area. The menu is a bit limited, but there is something for everyone - for example, the meatless Pasta Gravina is light and flavorful, and the Charred Bourbon Cheese is definitely a crowd pleaser (even if it... More 

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Cincinnati OH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Cincinnati's oldest Tavern. Great beer selection, local feel and an interesting menu. They usually have some very good entertainment too. I haven't had a bad experience here.

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Harrison, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Truly one of the most unique relaxed Bar & Grill we have revisited more than once! If the opportunity is there for Patio seating don't think twice and if only a short wait....WAIT for it! The outdoor patio is so unique, if you plan ahead you can go online to see the calendar of musicians that play out there on... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was our first time in Cincinnati. We first went to a restaurant for dinner and wasn't satisfied. We were told about this restaurant by the place we stayed at for the weekend. We arrived and was greeted by several people in the bar, very nice people. We were seated at a table for two in the back part of... More 

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Cold Spring, Kentucky
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I am consistently on the lookout for places to enjoy a bite to eat and drinks outside. For some reason, it's hard to come by in this area unless you want to go to a chain type of place and I don't. I absolutely love the vibe of the outdoor patio and the food was REALLY good, there was a... More 

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Additional Information about Arnold's Bar & Grill

Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
Phone Number: 513-421-6234
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Italian, Californian

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