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“Tremendous atmosphere and great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Zip's Cafe

Zip's Cafe
1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
513-871-9876
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Ranked #52 of 1,750 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Tremendous atmosphere and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The atmosphere at this place ranks near the top of many restaurants I have been to. The little train running around the restaurant and the old wooden floors really make you feel like you're stepping back in time when you visit Zips. Seating is limited, but worth the wait. We showed up at 2 in the afternoon on a Saturday but only waited about 5 minutes for a table to open up.

The menu is simple, but good quality. I ordered a Zip Burger with saratoga chips and had a bowl of chili as well. The burger was well seasoned and the saratoga chips came with a side of tangy BBQ sauce. The burger was the perfect size in my mind, although I could see how some people may think they are a little on the small side. So many restaurants make massive burgers that are way too big, but Zips hits it right on the head. The portion is just enough to satisfy you without making you feel stuffed.

The food isn't anything outstanding, but their focus on simplicity is refreshing. It's definitely an experience I would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cinciinnati
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Burger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Love going in when all the college kids are back in the winter... great burgers and chili and warm, cozy atmosphere.

Visited December 2011
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Cincinnati
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yummy Burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Nothing fancy and always busy. We always try to go on Friday's during lent - big fish eating Catholics around here so the croud is lighter. Great place to hang with friends. A little tougher with kids but can be done.

Visited February 2012
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Cincinnati
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14 restaurant reviews
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“Great basic hamburgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

No frills, just good meaty burgers in a warm atmosphere. I don't know if I'd rate it the best burger but its definitely one of the best.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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“Great neighborhood spot for burgers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Terry's Turf Club may be the "in" burger joint right now, but Zip's is tried and true, and often has lines out the door. Service is quick and efficient. Good burgers and fries. Cincinnati style "sweet" chili. Kids love the train around the top of the room.

Visited June 2012
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