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Arnold's Bar & Grill

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

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Big Fan!

I live in Cincinnati and Arnolds is my go to place to eat if I'm downtown. My favorite meal is the Kentucky Hot Brown. Its half of a crispy french bread topped with amazing french fries (how do they make that delicious coating that clings ever so gently to the potatoes?), thick sliced turkey breast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Cindy R
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I live in Cincinnati and Arnolds is my go to place to eat if I'm downtown. My favorite meal is the Kentucky Hot Brown. Its half of a crispy french bread topped with amazing french fries (how do they make that delicious coating that clings ever so gently to the potatoes?), thick sliced turkey breast reminiscent of Thanksgiving dinner, peppered... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I was there on Fri, May 15th for my birthday dinner. The place was recommended to us by our hotel staff. A great place to visit. We shared the fried deviled eggs & fried tomatoes; both outstanding! My crab cake po boy was good, but could've been more crabby. My husband enjoyed his hot brown pretty well... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Great old time feel in downtown bar. Atmosphere probably even better later in the evening. The outdoor patio was so popular we had to sit inside for dinner (even around 6:00pm). No reservations allowed. Menu looked good but poor quality. Burgers were safest bet. Pasta was uninspired and skimpy on meat. Good drink selection but service was slow trying to... More 

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Belfry, Kentucky
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Found this place while visiting. Atmosphere is great food is great, and service was great. Nice little unique lunch spot.

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Odense, Denmark
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This historical bar has a covered heated court yard and seating also inside the bar. There was a piano player in the court yard and the atmosphere was fantastic atmosphere. We came a group of nine and were able to get a table with out a reservation on a normal weekday but I would recommend a reservation for week-ends. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Arnold's is our favorite place to go in downtown Cincinnati to eat outside and hear great music. The courtyard is just great atmosphere, and makes for a perfect evening when you combine it with good food and entertainment.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

stopped by last weekend on a roundtrip between Tennessee and Ohio. Called up Trip Advisor and you guys gave it recent favorable reviews an we had a need for some Italian Sausage. Guess what, the menu shown for this place on TA is outdated. NO ITALIAN SAUSAGE! So we tried the meatballs and spaghetti and the Blueberry Fried Chicken. Meatballs... More 

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Florence, Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had a great time at Arnold's during Bockfest - a perfect gathering place before the Parade. Great choice of IPAs. I love their all season courtyard!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday looking forward to dinner at Armolds. When my husband noticed his beer glass was cracked, the waiter took it and brought another with no apology or anything. Later someone from the kitchen came out and was asking people how there food was, when she got to my husband he showed her a piece of hair in the soup and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Arnold's is within walking distance of the Aronoff and so we decided to make reservations for a Thursday evening at 5:30 before a show. On that particular night, reservations were not necessary. We were seated fairly quickly in the covered patio area along with a few other tables. I loved the atmosphere and will really enjoy returning at another time,... 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, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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

Questions & Answers

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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?