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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here before the Eric Church show. It was my first time in Cincinnati and I'm glad I went here for dinner, My wife and I had the Fish and Chips and it was a great meal. Hope to go back again.

Thank m4forlife
Bend, Oregon
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357 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was visiting Cincinnati for the first time and happened to wander into Nicholsons. Great place for food and of course the beer was excellent. Very nice atmosphere - will definitely go back if I'm ever in Cincinnati again.

Thank RNA1958
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I attended a matinee and evening performance of a show at the Aronoff on Saturday and in between shows, decided to go to Nicholson's across the road intending to have a couple of pints and something to eat. The place had an appealing atmosphere, friendly staff and a wide selection of draft beer that's reasonably priced. The food however was... More 

Thank kr652017
Loveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Directly across the street from Aranoff. Food is good and the atmosphere is friendly. Call ahead for reservations as very busy befor performances at Aranoff.

Thank jrblust
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Soup of the day was white bean chicken chili (5-stars!) and their Cesar Salad (5-stars!) Menu options were great and the atmosphere was beautiful. The only downfall was the service. Our server was everywhere but refilling our drinks, or making sure we didn't need anything.

Thank Tess S
Howell, Michigan
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here later in the evening for a couple of beers and was pleasantly surprised by the extensive offering on draft. This is a pretty standard pub type of feel but it's got an above average design and style that creates a little extra atmosphere. I didn't have anything to eat, so I can't comment on the food, but my... More 

Thank trevorlbrooks
Newmarket, Canada
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

during a 2 week stay went there maybe 7 times, the food is great, the beer selection more than adequate and service is very friendly

Thank M_Liebeskind
Hamilton, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We often dine at Nicholson's, usually prior to a show at The Aranoff. The service is consistently fine, the fish and chips is always a great choice.

Thank bja52403
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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The best fish and chips I have had. I was lucky to land there on that one evening when they celebrate their Scottish-ness once a year. They had a live Scottish band and the place was packed to the hilt. The bar is the place to be, though one would be jostling for elbow space. The collection of scotch whisky... More 

Thank Krishna P
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Reviewed March 5, 2017

My Husband and I had lunch here before catching a show at the Aranoff. We didn't have any alcohol, so I can't speak to the quality on that end. However, our meals were fantastic! If you like eggs and sausage, you must try the Scottish Egg starter. This was my favorite part of the meal. Our waiter was excellent. We... More 

Thank Kristen B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.

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