The Historic Cincinnati Restaurant That’s Been A Favorite For Over 150 Years

Downtown Cincinnati has changed and evolved so much over the years, but one thing has remained the same. You’ve always been able to find delicious food and a cold drink from a local establishment in many parts of the hub of our city. Of course, when the population of Cincinnati was mainly downtown, most eateries were also on these busy streets, along the canal, and near main attractions such as Music Hall and Washington Park.

Today, some of the best restaurants can once again be found downtown, and one modern favorite dining destination has actually been a popular spot for over 150 years. Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant has had many lives, and this historic restaurant continues to be a favorite here in Cincinnati.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Washington Platform has been a popular gathering spot in Cincinnati for generations, and this classic saloon and restaurant isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Have you enjoyed the fried oysters and live music at this corner eatery? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant is located at 1000 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit its website here and follow along with them on Facebook here.

The restaurant is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m, Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.

And if you’d like to learn about the old-fashioned candy store that sits right next to Washington Platform on Court Street, check out our previous article here.