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“Burgers that taste like you cooked them yourself” 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 #45 of 1,658 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Hamburgers, Delicatessen, Diner
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Virginia
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Burgers that taste like you cooked them yourself”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Burgers are clearly the major item on the menu, but they also have two kinds of chilli as well. Really worn dark woods make you feel like you've been transported back the Dodge City in the days of Wyatt Earp. Dinnertime found the place serving multiple families with kids. The burgers have a "fresh" taste and are served on a bun just like you'd get in a supermarket so they have a really "homestyle" feel. Only downer - sodas are $2.25

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great burgers and chili”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great local restaurant/bar in Mt. Lookout. Order the burger, fries and chili. Always busy. Go for lunch, dinner, or before/after ball games.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Zips may not have the best burgers in town, but it is my favorite burger place to frequent. I may be a biased resident of Mt Lookout, but there is something special about a restaurant that doesn't seem to change and seems to have two dinner rushes, at 5 and 8: for families and college kids respectively.

There are good beers on tap (a good selection of local beers and even tap takeovers from time to time), tasty skillet style burgers best ordered with everything plus honey mustard & relish, and my favorite french fries & onion rings in town. Prices are reasonable - 2 beers, 2 burgers w/fries will run you 25 bucks.

Bring your 3 & 6 year old niece and nephew at 5 o'clock or a first date there around 8 pm. The lights are dim, the toy train running around the restaurant adds charm and keeps the kiddos entertained and the meal will always be tasty and hot.

Bottom Line: I love Zips and so will you.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
“Nice, old school location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This cafe reminded me of the cafes we would eat at in Germany which makes sense when you consider Cincinnati s history; dark inside with separated booths and a bar area. The menu was simple, but good food and fair prices. The hamburgers were basic but tasty; I liked the simple approach to the burgers where the meat stood out rather than burying it with toppings. Friendly service. I could see how it could get very busy here because it is a very walkable location for the surrounding neighborhoods. Kids were welcome. We will definitely bring family here again.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best in the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I have always LOVED the burgers and fries and beer here. i have never had anything bad here and would recommend to EVERYONE (native Cincinnatian or otherwise) to make a special trip here at least once.

Visited January 2013
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