Cincinnati February 03, 2018
The 8 Wackiest Restaurants In Cincinnati Where Dining Is A Blast
There are times you want to enjoy a meal at a quiet, serene restaurant, but there are other times when you’re feeling especially social and want to liven things up, yet still dine on delicious food. Cincinnati has no shortage of restaurants, including quite a few where you can have a ton of fun beyond what’s offered on the menu. These 8 restaurants in Cincinnati have some wacky factors that make dining an absolute blast.
1. Allyn's Cafe - 3538 Columbia Pkwy., Cincinnati, OH 45226
Allyn's Cafe, located in the vibrant area of Columbia Tusculum, brings plenty of Cajun flavor and New Orleans character to Cincinnati. The lively atmosphere can't be beat and the wide variety of food, like their Mardi Gras Pasta, is terrifically tasty. Go for dinner or brunch and visit on a nice day to enjoy the outdoor patio!
2. Ludlow-Bromley Yacht-Club - 860 Elm Street, Ludlow, Kentucky 41016
This colorful restaurant is right on the river and always has a lively atmosphere. The food is tasty, but the ambiance and unique location make dining here an absolute blast.
3. Boi Na Braza - 441 Vine Street, Carew Tower Suite 1A Cincinnati, OH 45202
At first glance, this Brazilian Steakhouse doesn't seem that wacky at all... but then the waiters show up to your table with skewers of meat and you realize you're about to have an unforgettable meal. Dining here is great for large groups to enjoy a meal together.
4. Hofbrauhaus - 200 E. 3rd St., Newport, Kentucky 41071
There's really no other restaurant in Cincinnati quite like Hofbrauhaus. It can get a little loud and you may be begrudgingly convinced to do the chicken dance, but it's such a fun spot to let loose and celebrate our city's German heritage.
5. Sugar n' Spice - 4381 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45229
The brightly colored exterior is just a taste of the wacky charm you'll find at Sugar n' Spice. It's one of the most friendly eateries in the city, and you may even get to take a souvenir rubber duck home with you to remember your delicious meal.
6. The Gruff - 129 E. 2nd St., Covington, Kentucky 41011
This gem can be found just across the river in Covington, and it's filled with playful energy. They serve a wide variety of delicious, fresh sandwiches, salads, and pizzas in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The Gruff often hosts events like trivia, yoga, and family-friendly activities, and it's an all-around enjoyable restaurant with a great sense of humor and a laid back vibe.
7. The Ludlow Garage - 342 Ludlow Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220
The Ludlow Garage is an intimate music venue in Clifton that also happens to be a fantastic restaurant. Their menu includes sections like "The Warm-Up Bands," "The Green Room," and "The Main Acts," and it's one of the few places in Cincinnati where you can enjoy dinner and a concert right in the same place.
8. Terry's Turf Club - 4618 Eastern Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226
Terry's Turf club is a legendary eatery that's all about the atmosphere and the burgers. It's always a party here, and you're bound to make a friend or two at this lively eastside restaurant.
A restaurant doesn’t always have to be about the food, and some of the best in Cincinnati have both a fabulous menu
and a fun atmosphere. Have you dined at all of these wacky restaurants? Are there any others we should add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
For more unique restaurants in Cincinnati, check out our previous article