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“Eclectic menu choices” 4 of 5 stars
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Green Dog Cafe
3543 Columbia Pkwy, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2108
513-321-8777
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Ranked #121 of 1,747 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Cuisines: American, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
1 review
“Eclectic menu choices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Our family enjoys the numerous menu choices and fresh ingredients. If you have a chance sit in the pleasant outdoor dining area. Jeni's ice cream is a great dessert choice as well as giant home-made cookies.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is delicious and healthy. I personally don't go for the "fast food walk up to counter to order" style. Then a wait staff delivers your food but doesn't service the table at all. I found it confusing as to what type of tipping, if any would be appropriate.

Visited October 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“green dog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Healthy fresh food. Ice cream from Jeni's in Columbus and homemade poppy seed bread are great. My favorite is the chihuahua bowl.

Visited September 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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18 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Veggie friendly and fresh cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

If you've been to any of the Northstars in Columbus, Green Dog will be very familiar to you. It's an almost identical concept - line up at the counter to order, food is brought out to you, minimalist design, and an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients with a lot of vegetarian friendly dishes. They even have magazines for you to read. (I believe the similarities to Northstar are not a rip-off: I recall reading when GD first opened that they'd consulted with the NS owners. So it's more of an homage).

I've been here a number of times for all three meals, and liked my food every time. This may be heresy for my fellow Columbusites, but I like GD's veggie burger better than the vaunted NS one.

Yes, if you see the counter ordering and thus expect a price point that is like Chipotle or Panera, Green Dog will seem expensive. But I feel the prices are
reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you get.

It's a little off the beaten-path for most tourists, in a newly-developed strip mall in Columbia-Tusculum. But well worth a visit if you're on the east side of town.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Clearwater, Florida
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Green light for Green Dog”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If your up in East Cincy, Green Dog Café is a good alternative for a healthy meal. The salad was fresh and the Turkey wrap very good. I also tried the baba ganoush and that was average. The baba ganoush with the bread was just too much and too heavy. Pita or pita chips would have worked better option. You get plenty of food with your order so you won't go away empty. If you up on Columbia it's pretty easy to get to. The food is good but not good enough to make a special trek out of the way.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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