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The Anchor

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1401 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7009 (14th Street)
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely dinner with a friend recently. The service was great, the food was excellent as was the atmosphere, Would love to go back. I really enjoyed the fish and chips with the curry aioli, wonderful!

Thank Luight
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New places pop up almost every week in this rapidly renovating trendy neighborhood so I humor my wife who likes to try out new places before they fail or get so popular that you can't get in or quality starts deteriorating. We went for lunch. The place was hopping but we got right in. There seemed to be a crowed... More 

Thank Crow_in_the_tree
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch with a friend while visiting OTR. Our waiter was very knowledgeable regarding the oyster selection. I went with the suggested lobster bloody Mary and a variety of different types of oysters. A six dollar up charge was added for a lobster claw that was decently sized and very fresh. I was very pleased with the... More 

Thank Anna S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a $12 cod sandwich and cup of soup combo. That was pretty reasonable to me. The $3 each for two club sodas means my lunch went to $19.26. I don't intend to return even though the food was good.

Thank Brian S
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Anchor is great neighborhood restaurant in OTR. The menu is limited but the entrees are wonderful. I have visited on 2 occasions and each time the food & service were outstanding. I highly recommend the crawfish beignets, they are a great appetizer. I had the lobster roll and what delicious, also Thursday is Oyster Night which was a great value.

Thank Chris M
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Visited last night with friends. Had heard great things and was really looking forward to a good meal and some great seafood. Inside is well designed, loved the decor and we had a nice booth for the 6 of us. Once seated I tried to order a drink from a server walking past who was on the verge of being... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

OK I just moved here and one of the areas that I want to make sure is that the "foodie" scene is decent. And I like oysters. So now I have eaten at the Anchor twice, and enjoyed it very much both times. On the most recent visit, they had four fresh oyster varieties- two East Coast, two West Coast.... More 

Thank Spearmanp
Waipahu, Hawaii
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Stopped in for lunch with a party of 6 ranging from 8 months to 68 years old – every one of us loved this place!! Super fresh seafood artfully presented, and so well-prepared that your taste buds will be in heaven! Everything we ordered was just delicious – the oyster Po’ Boy, smelts, crab cake, trout BLT, clam chowda, bucatini... More 

Thank msbee3
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had fish and chips, my girlfriend had butter poached half lobster. Fish and chips were good. Crisp and flavorful. I ordered salad instead of fries, and received fries. When brought to the waiters attention he said that was his fault, but didn't offer to provide the salad I ordered. My date's half lobster was no bigger than a prawn with... More 

Thank kacclt
Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The lobster and sides were fantastic. The sever was super sweet. The location is perfect, right next to Washington Park. There were some neat things to look at and the seating was interesting. I hear the oysters are worth the visit alone.

Thank explorepossibilities

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7009
    (14th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-421-8111

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