Cincinnati is a diverse city, and that means the food scene is just that much better. You can find anything from American to Asian, Italian to Mexican, and everything in between. Here are some of our favorites.

If you’re looking for a place to grab a quick bite, check out one of these 5 best restaurants in Cincinnati:

Graeter’s Ice Cream – If you’ve never had Graeter’s before, you’re missing out on one of Cincinnati’s hidden gems. It might look like just another ice cream shop, but it’s so much more than that. The French pot-style ice cream is made with fresh ingredients and old-fashioned recipes to create unique flavors such as chocolate chip mint chip, black raspberry chip and pineapple upside down cake.

Skyline Chili – This national chain offers up some of the best chili in town. With three locations throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Skyline Chili is an institution here in Cincy — even if it isn’t considered “traditional” chili by some people (it uses spaghetti noodles instead of beans). But we don’t care if it’s traditional or not — we just love the delicious taste!

Delicio Coal Fired Pizza – This new Southside pizza joint has been a huge hit since it opened. Delicio Coal Fired Pizza offers up fresh, delicious pizzas made with house-made dough and sauce. Plus, they use local produce whenever possible. Their Napoli style pizzas are topped with fresh basil, garlic and grated cheese before being baked in their two coal-fired ovens.

Okto – If you are looking for something different, then this Greek restaurant is the place for you. They offer a wide variety of dishes, including gyros and souvlaki. Plus, they have some delicious baklava for dessert! Okto is also popular restaurants for dating, it is one of the most romantic restaurants Cincinnati can offer.

The Melting Pot – This is our favorite place to go when we want some fondu (it’s like cheese fondue but with chocolate instead). The restaurant offers several different kinds of fondues as well as salads and other entrees.


There are many kinds of restaurants in the area, and we hope this list will help you find a new place to try when you’re in the mood for something different!