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“A genuine original”
Review of Terry's Turf Club

Terry's Turf Club
Ranked #17 of 1,979 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $18
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
Description: We are a fun friendly restaurant operated by family and staff that have become friends. Our goal is be the best in food, service & atmosphere. Though we are known for our burgers (featured on Diners,Drive-ins & Dives), we are also known by our customers for our other food items and variety of beer/beverages. We look forward to serving you, your family and friends.
Louisville, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“A genuine original”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Got the same burger Guy Fieri sampled on his visit. Worth it. Every last glorious bite. We were fortunate in that we were on vacation and in a postition to visit in the middle of the week (Wed.) at opening time (4 p.m., local). We enjoyed our burgers without having to share space with others, and the small room had not begun to fill up by the time we finished. Would I wait an hour plus to eat here? Probably not, but if you're in a position to and don't have anything pressing, why not? Definitely a treat. You'll never look at Red Robin or the other burger chains offering multi-adorned patties the same way again.

  • Visited April 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
226 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“One of a Kind”
Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Terry's Turf Club is a Cincinnati institution:  funky, irreverent and unique.  Surprisingly, despite having lived in Cincinnati for over 30 years, this was my first visit.  On previous attempts, I was discouraged by the long lines and lengthy wait times.

Located in a so-so part of town, the restaurant is small.  Don't be surprised if you are asked to share a table.  Humorous signs decorate the yard as well the inside of the restaurant, giving it a bit of a carnival atmosphere.  The restaurant is busy.  Be prepared to wait, but the wait is worthwhile.

The menu is surprisingly varied, with some sophisticated selections, such as Iberian ham, foie gras and specialty cheeses, which I would not have expected in a "burger joint".  

Try the filet mignon burger, their signature dish.  Expensive but good.  It is prepared with lettuce, tomato, pickle, banana peppers and a bernaise sauce.  Unless you are starving, there is enough for two persons.  The filet mignon chili is  also to die for.

The atmosphere is unique, the staff polite and prompt and the food is great.  Terry's Turf Club is a worthwhile stop on any Cincinnati culinary tour.

Visited April 2013
Thank DoctorPaul
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Plainfield, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A diamond in the rough”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Attended a conference in Cincinnati last week, and was looking for a odd place to eat. Found this to be the only Triple D restaurant in Cinci. I brought my co-workers along for the trek over the Terrry's. Neighborhood was a bit run down and had some concern amongst the group. Pulled up, and the place glowed brightly on the run down area. We waited for about 10 min. on a Monday night. Everyone was amazed at the atmosphere of the place. Sat down and tried to figure out the menu and what exactly was the best things to order on our burgers. We all tried the different options and was hoping it would be good as advertised.
Food came on a paper plate, but that was cool. Burgers were big and looked very juicy. The taste was awesome and the toppings were very quality like cheese, bacon, etc. Everyone was amazed on how good the food was. Probably one of the best Triple D restaurants that I have been to. I decided to try out the Filet Mignon chili, but had to save it for the next day since I was so full. Everyone was so please with Terry's, that we almost brought a customer there the next day.

The filet mignon chili was still really good the next day!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fantastic Burgers and Fun Atmosphere!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Best "build-your-own-burger" in town! You will definitely get filled up with one of these! Customize your burger with a variety of cheeses and toppings, including their special cheese sauce. One person in our party got a crab cake on top of his burger! Burgers start at $8.95 for a plain burger and most toppings are $2-3. Our bill for four people, four burgers with fries, an appetizer and four soft drinks came to $80....and worth every penny. Atmosphere is funky and fun with neon signs everywhere inside and out. If you are going at night you will see it long before you get there. Plenty busy when we where there, so be prepared for a wait. Cramped seating, peanuts on the table and good service once you are inside. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited April 2013
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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Really impressed.”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday at opening (4:00) and luckily we were hungry. No wait. Burgers are huge! Really liked the food and atmosphere. Also my boys LOVED throwing peanut shells on the ground and making a mess. It was a hit!!! Bit pricy but worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Mistie1970
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