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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
(513) 421-2020
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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SLC, UT
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poutine! Duck fat fried fries! Killer hit dogs with great names and fantastic flavors. The sazerac cocktail is great. Servers were great for us, which was a party of 8. The begneits were fantastic! Great job Cincinatti.

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Thank rayinreverse
Narragansett, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not sure I would enjoy what my sis described as a gourmet hotdog place, but boy was I surprised! Very upscale and delicious. Not just hot dogs with unusual condiments. Went 2 times during my stay in Cinci!

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Thank NancyShane3
Sacramento, California
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only tricky thing about eating here was deciding which hot dog to order. We ordered the Trailer Park dog and the Croque Madam. We cut them in half and shared. Both were yummy and a good deal! There was 45-minute wait, but we found a place at the bar to eat and have a beer. The craft beer selection... More 

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Thank Yaysc
Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was excited to go here as this was a Diners, Drive Ins and Dives location. Hot dogs are very expensive and have weird toppings. We arrived around one thirty but they were in a hurry to close by two so the service was very rushed. Not impressed and won't go back.

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Thank rancherdawn
Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Mexican all beef hot dog. Avocado, tortilla strips, chili, and quest cream. Had to use a knife and fork, too big to pick up. Small place, open kitchen, very nice and helpful staff.

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Thank secamad
Cincinnati, Ohio
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395 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Really delicious hot dogs but the wait is ridiculous, it is a very tiny place. I am still trying to figure out the best time to visit to bypass the line.

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Thank explorepossibilities
Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We love coming here! Great hot dogs. Plain ones for the kids; gourmet ones for mom and dad :-). Wonderful atmosphere and you must get the duck fat fries. SO GOOD! Be prepared for it to be crowded and for the restaurant to fill up quickly after they open. It's a hopping place!

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Thank Hugumom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Was thoroughly pleased. The ambiance is great and everyone there seemed to be having a great time. Definitely try the hot dogs. Delicious!!! The two guys at the bar who waited on us were terrific. Do expect a wait. We were told 30 to 45 minute wait so we ate at the bar and didn't have to wait. Restaurant is... More 

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Thank Judy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in the city! You really can't go wrong with the poutine or post tickets or the duck fat fries or any of the hotdogs

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Thank Kendall E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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438 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The Senate is my son's favorite restaurant in Cincinnati, if he could eat their poutine every day he would! Delicious, creative and fresh food, you will not be disappointed, and you must try the poutine! Great Service too!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 421-2020

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