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“Nice setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Moerlein Lager House

Moerlein Lager House
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Ranked #13 of 1,883 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Mehring Way
Description: The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery. Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.
Peoria, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Nice setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The food was average. Had the fish and chips and Reuben. The fries were very good. The beer was good. The view was great and the decor was nice.

Visited December 2012
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Alexandria, Ohio
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Fun time, good service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Seated with a party of 13 after a Bengals game. Service was surprisingly good despite the number of full tables. A little noisy, but that was ok due to the happy post-game crowd.

Visited December 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
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“Great Atmosphere, Great Food, Great Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Perfect way to top off our day in Cincinnati! This place is an establishment! Terrific views of the Ohio River, Kentucky, and surrounding areas. The food was top notch (and not too expensive either) and the service was perfect. We chose to sit outside and enjoy the unseasonably warm November evening. Definitely coming back the next time we're in Cincinnati!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The food here was superb on the day I went. Excellent drink selection too. I had a quality cider, which quenched my thirst after another murderously hot day.
The wait staff was friendly and helpful, and service was quick and efficient. A view of the Ohio River and Roebling Bridge is to be had from the huge plate glass windows. There is also a table-filled balcony, if alfresco dining should take your fancy.

Visited June 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Beer-Lover's Delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

My first trip to the Moerlein Lager House. Went with guys - family/friends - the night of the UC-XU Crosstown Classic basketball game which was played "next door", so we were zapped with $20 parking, totally a rip-off. But that's another story.

The beer selection is awesome, with nine craft beers from which to choose. Too many for one safe evening! Gotta go back!

We were there for at dinner time, but with no wives there to keep control, were able to attack the junque food, The appetizer list has buffalo wings, calamari, crab cakes, cheesy-fries and more; and something called the Meat & Cheese Boards. We were easily able to make dinner-for-four from this part of the menu. And was it good! All of it! Every bit of it! The calamari was not the huge portion of heavily-breaded deep-fried style everyone else has for calamari. Light, with an aoli sauce and delish! The crab cake was all? mostly all? crab. The meats and cheeses - and goetta - were very, very tasty too.

Next time - we'll have to grow up and get into the actual dinner menu, and I expect there will be taste treats waiting for our return.

Service was excellent, especially considering the huge basketball crowd. Our beer orders were refreshed in good time, and the junque food was delivered promptly and hot/cold as was proper. Noise level was rather high, and I suspect would be on the high side even with a lesser crowd. But - we'll find out another day.

It all ties together with a beautiful view of Cincinnati's new riverfront area, which increased in charm as a short December day turned into evening.....and I know why many people are moving back into the city.

Visited December 2012
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