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City View Tavern

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403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
+1 513-241-8439
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 16:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Covington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great city view. And that's about it. Food was poor, atmosphere was bad. Place was run down. No table service but if you didn't see the sign, you wouldn't know. I personally won't go again. Oh .. good luck parking! Ha ha!

Thank Diane W
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Had the pleasure of having a Lageman burger. I don't know what they do to them but it is a light burger. You're full but don't feel stuffed. My friend had a Rueben burger that was also great. All if this punctuated with an excellent beer selection.

Thank John S
Louisville, Kentucky
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at City View Tavern prior to seeing the Van Gogh special exhibit at CAT. Mainly a burger place. Orders are placed at the bar, and delivered to your table. Only 1 person was working, so service was slow. The menu looked vegetarian-friendly, but they were out of vegeburgers that were the basis of that whole menu... More 

Thank Janine818
Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We are a little spoiled because we live close to the City View, so it became our neighborhood bar after moving to Cincinnati. Its just the kind of bar my wife and I love- small, not fancy, with a pretty good beer selection and friendly bartenders. The view is spectacular, so that brings in a lot of folks outside the... More 

Thank Spearmanp
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

MUST HAVE BLOODY MARYS. this place is awesome. Check it out for a great atmosphere, good beer selection and awesome bloody Mary's. Fun place

Thank Lindsay V
Cincinnati, Ohio
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597 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The burgers and the view are fantastic and both worth going out of the way for. You can actually score a street parking spot right out front here too, and parking in Mt. Adams is otherwise tricky.

Thank explorepossibilities
Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The tavern has been around awhile. It's a small bar with a small deck out back that has a spectacular view. Try the Ted burger. It's the most popular and pretty good.

Thank Denise H
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to this neighborhood tavern for over 25 years. Even though we now live in Albuquerque, we make it here to meet friends every time we come to town. The beer and burgers here are excellent. The bar is on a residential street in Mt. Adams. It has a small deck overlooking downtown and the river. Silas, yhe... More 

1 Thank sluggersam
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been going to the City View for over 40 years and we love the views, beer and great burgers. The deck overlooks the city and the river and is small and the patrons are always friendly and it is a good place to share your love of Cincy. The owner and bartenders are the top. Head up the... More 

1 Thank seasoned60
Cincinnati, Ohio
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249 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

We decided to visit City View, based on the High Ratings that we've seen in several of the Best Burgers in Cincinnati sites, that we have been checking out, & since we were already in Mt. Adams after visiting the Mt. Adams Bar & Grill & since we were so disappointed with their Burger, we just had to find another... More 

1 Thank Rspene s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-241-8439
In business since 1875, and located in a residential area, City View Tavern perches about half way down the western slope of Mt. Adams. The beer is cold, the food is very good, and the view of downtown Cincinnati, the Ohio River, and Northern Kentucky is spectacular.

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