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“Great Local Bar with a Secret!”
Review of Knockback Nat's

Knockback Nat's
Ranked #105 of 1,970 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
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Troy, Ohio
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Local Bar with a Secret!”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Knockback's look like any local hole in the wall bar, but their secret is that they smoke their own meats out back! I'm not a huge smoked fan, but I've tried several things now and they're fantastic. They really know what they're doing. The brisket and pulled pork are to die for - on a sandwich, on nachos, in a quesadilla, etc. I've also had their buffalo chicken sandwich and it was awesome. If you're just interested in drinking and snacking - they also have well seasoned popcorn for free that you can snack on.

If local games are on, get their early or good luck finding a seat! The place isn't very big, but they sure know how to pack them in. The atmosphere is awesome! Full service bar with a great local feel and great food!!! What else could you ask for?!?!

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Too much fun”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is a great local bar with nothing going for it other than great people, great bar food and great fun. I draws a nice crowd that is friendly and cool. The smoked wings and the quesadilla are to die for. Keep in mind that its a bar that looks like a bar and feels like a bar. So, if you like basic no frills bars with great bar food and great service you will love Knockback Nat's!

  • Visited October 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“My kind of wings!”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

If you are looking for great wings in downtown Cincinnati, look no further than this no-frills neighborhood-type bar. (I hesitate to say that, because it isn't really in a residential area.) These are different than the wings you will get at most places, so be prepared for something special. We had a great bartender, and they offered a nice variety of beers. While visiting from out of town, this was like being at home. In a good way.

  • Visited September 2013
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New Albany, Indiana
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A must if you are in Cincinnati”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

All their meat is smoked. OMG, the smoke brisket nacho's is a hit. If you are in town a must visit this place is in order. The owner will probably greet you along with his yellow lab. I will try their smoked hot wing next visit.

Visited October 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood bar”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Was in town for a conference and we were given a recommendation to try this place out.. We arrived, picked a table and waited a minute before realizing that we had to go up to the bar to place our drink and food orders. Beers were cheap, $2.50/bottle. We ordered medium wings and cheese fries. The wings arrived and at first bite, they were amazing, the meat just fell off the bone. Well, then the heat kicked in. I like spicy stuff, but the medium sauce was EXTREMELY hot. This was agreed upon by most the people at the surrounding tables. The cheese fries were great.

I would highly recommend this place to people who love little hole in the wall locations.

Visited August 2013
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