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City View Tavern

Bar, Vegetarian, Pub
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403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Marion, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on a tiny one way street up on Mt Adams. $7 for a burger and bag of chips. You order at the bar and seat yourself. If you are aware of this and are not expecting something fancy this place fits the bill. Several parties were just there to enjoy the view and a few beers. I was not... More 

Thank toothlady1725
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the good reviews for this place on Trip Advisor. It wasn't easy to find, and parking is a little tricky, but we did get there. The burgers were definitely worth it. My sister and I got chili burgers--I like mine a little sloppier, but the burger itself was fantastic. My nephew had one with an egg on top,... More 

Thank Dana D
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little guy is tucked down on Oregon street amidst the houses. Do not be afraid of the parking. You might not be able to park right out front, but there is plenty of street parking just down the way. The City View Tavern is just that - a tavern with a city view. The covered deck lets you really... More 

Thank Lisa L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident and were super glad we did. The drinks were great (and super affordable) the burger is still the best I have ever had and you can't beat the view out back. We plan to stop here every time we hit up Cinci. I have been to a number of bars but City View... More 

Thank Joshua C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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64 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

City View is well named for its outstanding view over downtown Cincinnati. It sits high on a hill above the Purple People Bridge and the Ohio River. You can see the Big Mac bridge, the stadiums, Sawyer Point, the Serpentine Wall, and Newport Kentucky's Levy. You can sit outdoors on a patio or see the same view thru the glass... More 

1 Thank nancytom2014
Northport, Alabama
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The patio provides a great view of downtown Cincinnati, and even a view across the Ohio River to Kentucky. The beer selection is average, but the burger is good. It's nothing special, but if you want to see downtown for cheap from Mount Adams this is a great place to accomplish that goal.

Thank spericson77
San Diego, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it never disappoints. Great staff, excellent jukebox, and some of the best burgers you'll find in the Queen city. Enjoy the view!!!

Thank 4chrisryan
Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

It's dedicated people, such as you, that have kept City View going for 140 years! (Not that YOU"VE been around that long.) We appreciate your loyalty and kind words. Thank you! More 

West Chester, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

To start off it is kinda hard to get there (Mt. Adams is actually just hard to navigate through), but when you do it looks like an average place from the outside. When you get in, you have to order at the bar, and there is a minimum of $10 if paying with credit card. Once you order, you can... More 

Thank Abby R
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great view of the city from slope of Mt. Adams. Worth a visit if you also like burgers. Popcorn is good, too. Ambience is friendly. I've been there for gatherings to celebrate visit of South African friend. Accommodates fairly large groups without hassle. Service never lags and food/popcorn comes out hot. Beer is cold. Could be hard to find on... More 

Thank mediacritic
Cincinnati, Ohio
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

you can use credit cards with minimum $10 purchase, but his machine doesn't cooperate all the time. we went on a weekday & you have to place your order at the bar. The burgers were fantastic & they come with grippos bbq chips or husmans regular chips. Never new this place existed and I've worked about 2 miles away for... More 

Thank jlehane
Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed yourself in spite of our high-tech, occasionally quirky, computer system! We do our best to provide a quality product, using fresh ingredients, at a reasonable price. Happy you found us and hope you visit again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Vegetarian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 15132418439
In business since 1875, and located in a residential area, City View Tavern perches about half way down the western slope of Mt. Adams. The beer is cold, the food is very good, and the view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Northern Kentucky is spectacular.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?