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Arnold's Bar & Grill

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Central Business District
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210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
513-421-6234
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Decor makes experience worth your while!

Ate Arnold's for the first time by myself. I choose to sit in the covered outdoor area with a real live tree. The walls are brick with a few different order signs on them great decor. Waitress was great and food was even better! I love their fries and the burger was very juicy and thick! They used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Clara E
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Ft Wright, United States
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Ft Wright, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate Arnold's for the first time by myself. I choose to sit in the covered outdoor area with a real live tree. The walls are brick with a few different order signs on them great decor. Waitress was great and food was even better! I love their fries and the burger was very juicy and thick! They used an egg... More 

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Thank Clara E
Dayton, OH
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arnold's is the oldest continually running pub in Cincinnati. I believe it started in the 1830's. It has an old time atmosphere in it with lots of charm. The bar drinks are great. They do an Irish coffee that is outstanding! They have a large beverage menu.The service was pretty good. They were one of the few places around that... More 

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Thank musiclover3377
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has been owned by one family for 100 years, then a pro wrestler and mob collector, then the Vice-Mayor of Cincinnati, all of whom lived upstairs while they ran it. During prohibition it was a speakeasy. It's rumored to be haunted. And the building was once a brothel. How can you go wrong with a place like that?... More 

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Thank Valerie T
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

People go to Arnold's for four reasons: the atmosphere, the food, the drinks and the service. 1. The atmosphere: Arnold's has been continuously running in the same location since 1861. If only the walls could talk in this place! I am sure there has been some updating, but not much over the years. We sat in the room next to... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Zimmerman, Minnesota
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We were at Arnold's for a late lunch on Halloween. Sampled some very good beers, one made with pawpaw and another, a honey wheat lager with jalapeño & lime. Yum! My husband tried the Greek spaghetti & I had the chicken & waffle. We started with a soft pretzel & cheese sauce appetizer. All was delicious. The staff were all... More 

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Thank DDagle
Cincinnati, Ohio
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202 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We had surprisingly never been to Arnold's so were happy to hear a friend was having her birthday dinner there because we had been wanting to check it out. First let me start by saying that Arnold's is the oldest bar in Cincinnati so there is a lot of history there and maybe even some ghosts... So it is an... More 

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Thank travelme9
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

We didn't try the food or cocktails but the beer was cold. The service was nice and we enjoyed the atmosphere. The garden was cute but unfortunately it was rainy while we were there.

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Thank Tiff8231
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The place is one of the oldest bars in Cinci, someone recommended the Chicken and waffles so I went there and tried them, they were really good so i went again and this time I tried the blueberry chicken because of the reviews but it wasnt as tasty as expected. Prices go from $8 to $20 and the staff is... More 

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Thank Valevillalobos
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

NO BLT WHY? Give us normal foods.. Normal Soups too Wanted normal ..........what happened to sides..........mellon ball size helping of potato salad...WHY??????????????????? HORRIBLE SPICY MUSHROOM PEPPER SOUP... UGH

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Thank momomo222
Cork, Ireland
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

By accident ran into this place so decided to have a drink. Well, it was the worse cocktail I had ever had and it was one of their "signiture" drinks. The waiter could tell by our faces that we were not pleased (2 different) and never said a peep. We did order an appetizer crab cakes. They were good. Giving... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 513-421-6234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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

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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?