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Ron's Roost

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3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211-4338
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Lawrenceburg, IN
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $13 a pop you'd think the buffet would be exceptional. Instead, you get industrial, just-add-water mashed potatoes, congealed gravy, off-flavored mac and cheese, sodium-laced green beans and stewed tomatoes (stewed tomatoes, really?). While the chicken is good, the pieces are small and, like the green beans, there's a ton of salt. The service was very, very good, and our... More 

Thank Linerguy
Arlington, VA
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131 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As occasional visitor to Cincinnati I've always tried to visit Ron's at least once each time I am in town. This year I brought some family members who also are from out of town and was a bit disappointed. The fried chicken, hot slaw and mock turtle soup were good but all else was average. As I said I felt... More 

Thank Eckynpat
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Originally founded with chicken as their main dish we have been going here for years and in that time they have expanded out into excellent ribs, chicken, and german dishes. If you've never been to the Roost it's worth planning a trip. Great staff and friendly people are always at the Roost.

Thank Rbeckman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

the food is very good and plenty of room for large groups and the service is great a lot to choose from

Thank pippa1026
cincinnati, ohio
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171 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Had to be in Western Hills on personal business, so we thought we'd try Ron's since it was on the way home, haven't eaten there in years, and have been looking for something different. Ron's, under the original owners, was a West Side institution, particularly the chicken was renowned. Today, its just another sports bar with sports bar quality food... More 

Thank bassbum
Kissimmee, Florida
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

a large facility with a nice atmosphere and the hot slaw is the bomb! the fried chicken is my wifes favorite many other german foods there are very good

Thank pompitus
Columbus, OH
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54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a Cincy favorite and a well kept secret. Everything here is good but the hot bacon slaw and German potatoes salad are to doe for!

Thank Brenhff64
Eatonton, Georgia
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Great food....we ate out in the Open air part...or Garden part..Great service...Good Drinks...Large crowd....

Thank Janet H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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206 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Wife and I took a group of 5 other couples out for our monthly "night out". This is one of my favorite places. We drove from Northern Kentucky to get here. I LOVE Fried Chicken !! And the two breast dinner is the best for me. Finish it off with some french fries and the wonderful bacon dressing cole slaw... More 

Thank showstang
Arlington, VA
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131 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

When ever in Cincinnati I make it a point to eat at Ron's Roost. Their fried chicken is delicious and the menu is full of good things to eat. I especially like their mock turtle soup, which is hard to find outside of Cincinnati. Also their fried chicken livers are right down my alley. A couple years ago I was... More 

Thank Eckynpat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-574-0222

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