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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

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Central Business District
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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
All hours
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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Granville, Ohio
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fun place, fantastic selection of scotches, wait staff in various clan kilts. Food was good pub grub and service was excellent.

Thank jimshelly
Danville, Illinois
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272 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a decent meal. Chicken was good. Really loud and happening place. It was a little warm I thought. Waitress was o.k. All in all worth a stop.

Thank winks1996
West Liberty, Ohio
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to have drinks and pub grub. Bartender was very attentive and pleasant. Pork sliders were great and Crispy Shrimp appetizer was tasty. Two sides to this bar / restaurant and outdoor seating is available great people watching opportunities.

Thank Web4214
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked in thinking it was an Irish Pub, it was actually Scottish, as was evident by their great selection of scotches. Typical Wood Trim, and beautiful decor.

Thank Rickitude
West Liberty, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. We ate lunch here. The portions were small but delicious. The atmosphere was awesome. The pub sits on Scottish soil brought over by the owner. Neat

Thank Debbie E
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great place to grab a pub bite. The servers were aimed to please ,although my Scottish friend was not too amused by the girls in kilted miniskirts. Nice place for a brew and a bite.

Thank Cindi C
Jamesville, United States
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is awesome. I am so happy to have stopped by this place, which has a great decor and an enormous whiskey, scotch and bourbon selection. Of course we had to have bourbon. This place is a must visit if you are in town. I will definitely return if I get the chance.

Thank SouthwoodTruck
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything on the menu is excellent. Extensive drink menu, warm cozy atmosphere, whether stopping by for drinks or staying for dinner. And not extravantly expensive. Perfect location if attending an event at the Aronoff Center. Valet parking makes it so convenient. You can even valet if seeing a show at Aronoff.

Thank michael h
Richmond, Indiana
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Nicholson's on our anniversary recently and enjoyed a cold beer and good food. I ordered the scallops and they were grilled with a nice flavor. Beautiful woodwork throughout and nice open feel. Good service.

Thank CDuke2014
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for business and was recommended this restaurant by the hotel staff. It was awesome! Had the fried Brussel sprouts appetizer and scallops for my entree. Everything was amazing! I would definitely come here again!

Thank MHope77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
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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