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Arnold's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:30 am
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The downstairs bar is noisy and crowded (if that's what you like) but upstairs are the rooms of what was formerly the Arnold family home! They are eclectic and it is fun to roam around -- check out the old bathtub! Hand-pressed hamburger was huge and worth the calories.

Thank artemesiapaints
Merritt Island, Florida
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114 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner here before the Opera on a Saturday evening. Service was quick and food was nice.

Thank FloridaCracker8888
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

My husband and I were looking for a very "Cincinnati" place for our one day pit stop. This recommendation did not disappoint. The food was interesting and unique, the cocktails were phenomenal, and the staff was just top-notch. Truly a gem in the city!

Thank 795danielq
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the best burger and fries in Cincinnati. One of the oldest bars on Cincinnati with all of the charm and atmosphere that goes along with it. Out door seating is very cool.

Thank Joseph D
Greater Cincinnati
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Most of the time, I love to eat at Arnold's. It has great ambiance but can get quite crowded. That's to be expected. On several occasions, I went there specifically to get a hot pretzel only to be disappointed because they had run out of them....again. I usually stick with the appetizer menu, but this last time I branched out... More 

Thank Sherry J
Chillicothe, Ohio
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were greeted quickly and taken to our table in a covered outdoor area. The atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Drinks and food were amazing! I can't wait to return! READ the history of the building and family on the menu. Thank you for a lovely evening! <3

Thank rfabfive
Villa Hills, Kentucky
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Be sure to ask to sit on the patio. This area has a cover and is heated so it was very comfortable. The food was good but the atmosphere was better! We loved being able to hear a band while finishing up our dinner. They took reservations for a party of 4 which is not always an option for a... More 

Thank Deneen Z
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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

A must visit while in Cincinnati! Staff is awesome! Great menu choices and all delish! Cocktail menu is full of great options! Love the vibe of this place...laid back and great music!

Thank zooplantgirl
Ft Wright, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Ate Arnold's for the first time by myself. I choose to sit in the covered outdoor area with a real live tree. The walls are brick with a few different order signs on them great decor. Waitress was great and food was even better! I love their fries and the burger was very juicy and thick! They used an egg... More 

Thank Clara E
Dayton, OH
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Arnold's is the oldest continually running pub in Cincinnati. I believe it started in the 1830's. It has an old time atmosphere in it with lots of charm. The bar drinks are great. They do an Irish coffee that is outstanding! They have a large beverage menu.The service was pretty good. They were one of the few places around that... More 

Thank musiclover3377

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
4:00 pm - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 513-421-6234

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