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American, Diner
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Central Business District
1.4 miles from Cincinnati Museum Center
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

Well my search is over as I finally had Cincinnati's favorite breakfast meal: Goetta/Eggs. The first thing I learn was the word is pronounced Get-ta (not sure what happen to the O). The second thing I learn was back here in the East, we call...it scrapple. The third thing is if you like meat with your breakfast, get your eggs/pancakes/etc. with Goetta. Located downtown in the Carew Building, Hathaway's is a throw-back "50's style diner & our waitress who serve us was likely there (by the way, she did a great job). Even met the owner who gave us a history on the place. If your staying downtown/looking for a good breakfast, this is the place! & at least order a side of Goetta to go!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

Classic diner menu. I was staying in the Hilton Netherland so it was very convenient. Otherwise, I can see how it could be a bit difficult to find. Good food, good service...a cool stop.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed April 25, 2021

Hathaway tavern was awesome the food was great and Nate was great very friendly and we will be back again soon.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 30, 2020

Diner is located inside of an office building. Took us a while to find it. Not very well marked. Several other Cubs fans were there. My BIL knew about it because one of the Cubs announcers eats there every time he is in town. And...when we were leaving we saw him! Food was okay. Water was not.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Visited on a 3-day weekend Monday—so a bit less crowded than on a weekday. Good selection of diner classics, superb service, and moderately priced. Secluded in the Carew Tower galleria, a wonderfully decorated yet sparsely filled forum. Next to Classic Netherlands Hotel a true architectural...gem. The only downside to Hathaway’s is parking!! Because of its interior location, patrons must find parking nearby—easy on a holiday, a challenge during weekdays .More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

Ate here quite a bit while staying at the Hilton for a week while having church competition. The boys didn't want to go anywhere else. Great food, great service, great people! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed February 11, 2020

Old school but definitely wonderful. We Will be going back again next time we stay overnight in Cincinnati.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed January 29, 2020

Good breakfast spot underneath the Hilton if you want home cooked breakfast, they might be a little slow but its worth it. Only draw back is that they don't open until 8AM.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Excellent all day breakfast menu.. Super yummy hidden food joint.. I took the egg benedict and Banana pan cakes.. The hostess was very cheerful and helpful.. Nice original place for breakfast

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

Nice little diner with traditional diner decor and fare. Wait staff is friendly and will tell you all the places to see and even eat in Cincinnati.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Hathaway's Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4