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Arnold's Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Central Business District
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210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
+1 513-421-6234
11:00 - 02:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 16:00 - 02:30
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a few beers. This place is the oldest bar/tavern in Cincinnati. Being downtown, it has very reasonable prices for food and drink. Did not eat but many others have provided rave reviews. Once inside, there is a private patio (off the street) for dinner, drinks and entertainment. You will fall in love with Arnold's!

Fairfield, Ohio
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189 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arnold's has been around for over 150 years. We went for dinner and to see the improv show. Three of us were seated at a tiny table on steel chairs. The pretzel appetizer and coconut, curry lentil soup were both excellent. My hamburger was dry, with congealed cheese on top. My wife's spaghetti and meatballs were kind of boring. My... More 

Thank HDS1
Edgewood, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

For years Arnold's was one of our favorite places to go for great food and drink and charming atmosphere. Saturday was the first time we had gone in 5-6 years, and although the charming atmosphere is still there, the great food and drink has vanished. I can honestly say we had the worst restaurant food ever. We went online and... More 

Thank LoverofGreatFood
Cleveland, Ohio
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

My sister brought me here when we were staying in downtown Cincy as she had been there many times before but only to drink. We got there around 10 pm but hadn't eaten dinner yet. She ordered very deviled eggs and fried pretzel. I loved the eggs but my mouth is still watering thinking of fried pretzel with homemade pimento... More 

Thank LCB0505
Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

You know when you find that one place where everything comes together and just works? I found it. It's Arnold's. It's not just the food. It's the entire experience. Atmosphere: You enter the door into a tight bar, head back to the hostess, she walks you into the next room which is inside or takes you to the courtyard where... More 

Thank maradythestern
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

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 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 27 August 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 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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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, Italian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 02:30
16:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-6234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?