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Mecklenburg Gardens

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302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
+1 513-221-5353
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 05:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A friend and I stopped in for lunch after an appointment at Christ Hospital. Service was great. The Mock Turtle Soup and Loaded Potato Soup were exceptional. They do need an open sign. Adding a Half Sandwich / Soup / Salad to the menu would be a good idea. It was nice and quiet the time of day and day... More 

Thank Denise T
Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

When we lived in Cincinnati, this was a lovely German restaurant. Back this Sept for business and to see family we went for the first time in probably 10 years. Frankly the food was almost ineatable. I ordered the chicken schitzal. It can as a half chicken breast that had not been pounded thin as one would have found in... More 

2 Thank Jane P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in Cincinnati for 30 and 11 years respectively and we've never visited Mecklenburg Gardens. We fixed that over this past weekend when we stopped in for dinner. We both come from largely German families, so many of the items on offer were pretty familiar to us already. For starters we tried the potato pancakes... More 

1 Thank Msmith625
Vero Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We enjoyed a family dinner in this historic landmark restaurant. We sat outside under the grape arbor. There was live music. The waiter was knowledgeable and efficient. Everyone seemed to like their dinner choices, especially the potato pancakes. They have a great selection of beers.

Thank DWS2
Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We had a late lunch/ early dinner so there were few patrons. The early summer days are beautiful and the terrace is cool as it is covered by vines and has a few fans. Service was excellent and the food was good. The Reuben was great, good portions, we also had two different sausages, potato cakes and sauerkraut. Accompanied with... More 

Thank Uluwhehi
Sylvania, Ohio
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176 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

sorry but we were only here for the beer. They have a very active group of local soccer supporters that meet up here before the games. Totally enjoyable

Thank lauramOhio
Canton, Ohio
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a really interesting restaurant/bar. The outdoor patio is really pretty. The night we went (Wednesday), they were playing the quarter game. The bartender flips a quarter and if you guess right you get your beer for a quarter and if you are wrong you pay a quarter extra. A fun and silly game. Our server was friendly.

Thank Janet S
Covington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

the staff is very nice from the time we came in till the time we left, they all had a smile, the food was great, we had the app's wings, and a great cheese and meat tray, perfect for a meal for 2 to 4 people.

Thank terrbear2015
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the beer, chacuterie, and three different dinners: sauerbraten, mett sausage, and beer braised short ribs. Didn't leave enough room but shared the Mecklenburg pie..fantastic!

1 Thank docoffee
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

I had a good meal here and a really nice evening. A solid 4 for me. They have very cool outdoor seating under grape vines. The night I was there a local jazz band was playing. Overall very cool vibe. I had the sauerkraut balls as an appetizer and some traditional sausages for dinner. The beer selection was very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-221-5353

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