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City View Tavern

403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
+1 513-241-8439
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“burger” (36 reviews)
“bloody marys” (2 reviews)
“rueben” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This looks like someone's residence save the light up signs. The view from the informal deck is great. They pretty much just make burgers here, but they are very good. It is great neighborhood bar.

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Read the reviews and thought we would stop in for a late lunch with friends. When I asked if we should wait to be seated... the answer was “not if you want food” in a surly tone of voice. Just an example of the...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Everyone raves about the view off of the back deck--as well they should. But with the deck's temporary landslide-induced closure, one can focus more on the more subtle charms of the City View. First of all, the burgers are absolutely terrific! Get the original Uncle...More

Thank Rozzy12
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Haven't visited since I spent one of the most boring dates of my life here. Luckily this time met a good friend who provided great conversation. The porch wasn't open - not sure why and not sure if it had to do with the recent...More

Thank Gwen W
Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We're glad you didn't allow the most boring date of your life keep you from returning! The deck wasn't open due to the landslide. Although the deck, itself, is not in danger, the City has decided to err on the side of caution since there...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

A friend frequented this bar in the 1970s and we revisited it in May 2017. It's was an off-the-beaten path bar with a good selection of cold beer and peanuts. Can't comment on the food. Two doors down was a landslide in early May and...More

Thank Skippy4159
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Having seen this place listed on Trip Advisor we gave it a try. Wish we hadn't. It's a local dive with no charm whatsoever and the worst food imaginable. We ordered burgers and when we asked for medium rare we were told, "We don't cook...More

Thank tesoromiofamily
Deb H, Owner at City View Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

We're disappointed you had such an unpleasant experience. As you can tell from other reviews, that's not typical. The deck was temporarily closed after a retaining wall failure and resulting landslide on May 3. All decks that were potentially affected by the landslide were deemed...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

City View has been a staple of Mt Adam for 142 years. It is a nice local place, always friendly and has a nice selection of craft beers. We went Saturday to take advantage of the great weather and the great view from the deck....More

Thank patm1962016
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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
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...More

Thank John S
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...More

Thank Janine818
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-241-8439
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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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