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1212 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
(513) 421-2020
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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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Boerne, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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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386 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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403 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank luckyno39
Webster Groves, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you don't like hotdogs, you should try this. More than a hotdog - this is high-quality all beef oversized hotdogs with an amazing range of toppings. AND, duck fat and truffle fries that you must try. We ordered the Mark Zuckerberg (dog of the day) and the Chicago. I'm not sure how anyone could fit these over-stuffed sandwiches... More 

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Franklin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Pot stickers were very good and the burger was one of the best I've had. Very comfortable, casual atmosphere.

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Thank 142jerriw
Champaign, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My wife and I had lunch at Senate on our recent trip to Cincinnati. We knew going in that we were going to have the poutine, because it looked amazing - and it was. Crispy french fries, cheese curds, creamy bechamel, and beef, topped (optionally, though really, why wouldn't you?) with a poached, runny egg. So delicious! Senate is known... More 

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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, 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 Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: (513) 421-2020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?