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“Wow! Yummy and Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House
115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #24 of 1,656 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mehring Way
Description: The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Toledo, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wow! Yummy and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Love the food, loved the atmosphere and the view. We both had the Moerlein Burger, it was super good. The sweet potato chips where tasty, but a bit bland. They had a great crunch to them. We also had onion rings as an appetizer and it was great.

Visited May 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Not Your Average Brewery Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I'm not a beer drinker, but they were offering free tours at Taste of Cincy, so we went. Best tour I've been on, definitely more historical/architectural than your average tour. The guides were great and had a lot of knowledge to impart. Very, very cool. The architecture was the best part!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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193 reviews 193 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Average but neat place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

One busy place after a reds game - definitely get reservations! That being said cant say I was bowled over. The wife had the BBQ pork but found it way too spicy. It came with sautéed green beans but no mention on menu of them having maple on them (surprise sweet!). I had the prime rib which was tender but very dry. I chose the Parmesan risotto as my side and it wasn't cooked and was basically tasteless. Dessert was a saving grace as the chocolate s'more cake was the best part of the meal. It's a neat place in a cool location so I would tell you to give it a try but ask your server if you're unsure about what's on the menu.

Visited May 2013
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Great White North
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53 restaurant reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

It's time for Moerlein's finest beer to be on tap, that would be Saengerfest, a Maibock, as delicious as ever. This large casual-themed restaurant is efficiently operated and its kitchen continues to turn out terrific food from and across an ambitious menu.

We had a recent dinner on the lower level at a river-view table with an outstanding waiter, Zach! He was very accommodating to all of our requests, and the service was generally crisp, unobtrusive, and efficient. We're pushin' beer here, so water is served only on request, but comes quickly when ordered. You can get your own, 'table-appropriate' 4-pull mini tap if you are serious beer samplers or thirsty enough, a nice touch that adds to having a good time.

Our table ordered excellent Caesar salads, generous, crisp, delicious dressing. The steak frites was so good no tastes were offered to the other diners at table; salmon was moist and flavorful, and the burger I had was custom-fixed with some toppings subtracted and others added to create in my opinion a perfect dish! Our caramel dessert was the perfect ender, just enough when split several ways to satisfy without destroying the next morning's visit to the scales!

Only problem: everyone way-flunked the "how much was the bill" contest, it was 20% LOWER than our lowest guess. If this is the only thing that goes wrong on your evening, as it was for ours, I think you can handle it.

Another new Cincinnati restaurant where it can be honestly said "Go, you will not be disappointed!"

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sanford, NC
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174 reviews 174 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 79 cities Reviews in 79 cities
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Great Food...and Brews Too...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This was a fun place to eat. There was food to please anyone's tastes! Seafood, Ribs, Meatloaf, Chicken, Steaks, Pork...and our group of six tried six different entrees and there were raves from each of us! Several of our group tried different Lagers, and they really enjoyed their choices. The location next to the Red's stadium is very easy to find and usually means the place is packed...but with the Reds out of town, we were able to get a table. The service was outstanding...the atmosphere equally so...parking is abundant in a parking deck located under the restaurant...cost us $7 for the time we were eating. I recommend you try and get a table next the windows on the river side for some super views while you eat.

Price-wise...they have items from inexpensive to expensive...you can eat cheap..or break the bank if you desire the high-priced entrees. The onion rings are GREAT!! Families with children are certainly welcome...but I can imagine there could be times when some parents might not be comfortable having their children at the restaurant.

Certainly a must place to eat when you are in Cincinnati...but probably easier to try on a night when there are no Red's games.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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