We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Friendly Stop Cafe

Is this your business?
) #209 of 1,661 Restaurants in Cincinnati $ American, ,
985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
+1 513-771-7427
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good40%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (35)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Every bar has bar food but the Friendly Stop really does it right! Their crinkle cut French fries are the best! I've had their cheeseburger which is very good. They have an excellent Reuben. The beer is cold and the staff is, as promised, friendly!

Thank jmckib
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Friendly Stop doesn't look like much -- it's a very old building oozing with rustic charm. There's parking in back, but not much, but there is free on-street parking. The interior has an old corner bar feel -- nice big bar, lots of tables. It's...More

Thank linnalu
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Four of us friends from High School usually meet for lunch once a month. This was the first time that we went to Friendly Stop Bar & Grill at 985 Congress Ave Glendale Ohio 45246. The service was very good and the waitress was very...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I had not been to this place win awhile, so my wife and i decided to go tonight for a casual meal. There was several patrons enjoying themselves after a Bengals win over the Browns. We each got a cup of chili, which is very...More

Thank TripPhotographer52
Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

After watching my nephew soccer ten of us wanted s place to eat and watch football. We called ahead and they had a table for ten waiting for us. Good service. Very local atmosphere. Good place to watch local sports. The garlic on the burgers...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Great service , good food , nice neighborhood bar/grill. Family friendly with a great menu something to please everyone . Staff is attentive could ask for a more relaxed environment .

Thank Sheila R
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Small neighborhood bar with good food. Beer was cold and we started with what they call potato rags- potato skins with cheese and ranch dressing--best thing we had. I had the turkey reuben with Swiss cheese and l loved it. I had the ham and...More

Thank Teaxasborn5
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Recently my wife and I stopped by to this place since it's right by our house for some drinks and snacks right after work on Friday to start our weekend; which we do almost every week. As soon as we walked in everyone was staring...More

2  Thank Mark G
Reviewed July 18, 2016

If you want to hang out with the locals, stop in here for lunch or dinner, or just to grab a drink. The food is a great value, with a lot of typical "bar food" choices that are at "restaurant quality" such as burgers, BBQ,...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Little place left back in time but the garlic burger will knock your socks off. Amazing burger with fresh garlic fries in butter makes this the best burger ever. Fun menu, good food and good service. Small parking lot. Got to try it! Enjoy!

Thank Dawn C
Nearby Restaurants
Grand Finale Restaurant
238 reviews
.04 miles away
Bluebird Bakery
33 reviews
.50 miles away
36 reviews
.91 miles away
Cock and Bull
85 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Sky Zone Trampoline Park-Springdale
126 reviews
1.48 miles away
Gorman Heritage Farm
9 reviews
3.05 miles away
Sharon Woods
60 reviews
3.58 miles away
Dave and Buster's
54 reviews
1.44 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Friendly Stop Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-771-7427
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing