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“Shockingly good food” 4 of 5 stars
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1211 Main St, Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #712 of 1,681 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pub, Gastropub
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Eat, Drink & MayberryLocated on Main Street in the original Over-the-Rhine entertainment district, Mayberry Gastro Pub offers inventive American cuisine in a casual, yet festive setting. Chef Joshua Steven Campbell’s regularly changing, seasonal menus feature creative twists on classic American cooking—a style he refers to as “grassroots American.” Beer lovers enjoy the regular rotation of craft beers on each of Mayberry’s 12 taps, as well as their selection of limited run reserve bottles. The Cincinnati gastropub also includes a lively full service bar and an open-air courtyard when the weather’s nice. While walk-ins are welcome, Mayberry also accepts reservations via phone and their website.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Shockingly good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

I've been let down by many a "gastropub" so imagine my surprise when on a rainy night I duck in to Mayberry with half an hour till close. I was looking for a burger, something totally basic and filling to get me through the all-nighter I was about to pull for work.

No dice. The menu was full of complex fare that I just wasn't in the mood for. (Nothing personal; I'd just eaten out a lot this week and wanted something simple.)

I opted for the most basic thing on the menu: a beef cheek ragu over bucatini. What came out was an absurdly large portion of tender beef and chunky vegetables over an admittedly insufficient portion of pasta. Well the sauce was rich and delicious and enough for two meals.

Washed it down with a Troegs brewery Troegenator, which was fine--if not my favorite beer, but what the hell, it's the night before bockfest so I should, right?

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A surprising jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Nicely decorated inside. Busy bar scene. Very busy restaurant. Reserve if you don't want to be disappointed. The area is not the greatest in Cincinnati but the restaurant is worth the trek into Over-the-Rhine. Be smart. Unless there is a space close-by outside, take advantage of the valet parking.
Food was very good. The entrees and side dishes are paired so there's no substituting. Our waiter seemed like there was somewhere else he'd rather be but maybe he was just having an off-night.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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