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Arnold's Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming here for years. Since I was a wee'un. (Yes, kids in bars aren't my jam either, but I wasn't terrible. I promise.) Flash forward to legal drinking years: I've enjoyed Arnold's regularly, usually for a few pints of Guinness in the afternoon after work and late lunch/early dinner. The wait/bar staff are excellent. Chatty when you are... More 

Thank Amanda N
Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

One of the oldest restaurants in Cincinnati....Place is full of old memorabilia.We dined in the courtyard. Food was good Ordered Blueberry Chicken and a Bacon Burger .Burgers served with Grippo chips a cincy staple or with fries at an upcharge. Overall good experience.

Thank mitra c
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Arnold's is a must visit to discover the true downtown Cincinnati experience! I loved going in the early 90's while in school there and loved going back. It's a place caught in a time warp but that is a good thing! They're best known for their spaghetti but I go for the patio and the ambiance. For a tasty appetizer,... More 

Thank luvpigeonforge
Colerain, United States
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Tyna Rae was very sweet even knowing we had very limited time we had. Food was prepared correctly. The food also tasted amazing.

Thank Tiffanie P
Cincinnati, OH
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96 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Another place where we have eaten lunch only. Love the courtyard. Service is excellent. A touch away from the center of the city (3 blocks), so it offers nice refreshing change. I have been there for romantic times away, and for business. Both work well here.

Thank drdeger
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner in the courtyard and had a wonderful night. There were musicians playing jazz and the atmosphere was so laid back and relaxing. My husband said the salmon was the best he has ever had and I thought the blueberry chicken was delicious. But the BEST was the fried breaded deviled eggs. The chef was kind enough to... More 

Thank Jalawlor
Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

I think Arnolds is the oldest restaurant in Cincy that has been operating continuously in the same spot for well over 100 years. It's an amazing old place - worth the trip just for the history. I hadn't been in about 20 years - and it was just as I had left it. Met friends there Tuesday night. Started at... More 

Thank Penny S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

We visited Arnold's for dinner on a weeknight, and while it was busy, it wasn't jammed. The service was decent. Since there were only two of us sampling food, it's hard to draw conclusions, but it arrived quickly and was hot and well-prepared. All in all, it's worth a trip just for the ambiance, and this would make a great... More 

Thank Lynn E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I actually have no complaints with this restaurant and that is almost impossible. I love their food and their staff is super friendly, including the female manager with glasses. My coworker always orders the hot brown sandwich and I order the TAB (turkey, tomato, avocado and bacon) sandwich. They comes with Grippo's BBQ chips, but there are other options. Place... More 

Thank Linda H
Burns, Oregon
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

It was a late week night with friends and someone suggest we go to Arnold's. It was the perfect spot! It was relaxing enough for group enjoyment without having to scream across the table. A solo jazz player was keeping the tables entertained, which was an extra nice touch. All in all, a bar-going out atmosphere with a touch of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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?