Cincinnati’s Best Nostalgic Foods

Remember your favorite foods growing up? Root beer floats, mac n’ cheese, slushies… the list goes on and on. Share your favorite memories and make some new ones with our Yelpers’ favorite nostalgic food hot spots. We’ve got a list of Cincinnati’s best nostalgic foods that you and your kids are sure to enjoy!

Yelp tip: Download the free Yelp mobile app, search your favorite childhood treat and filter by location to find the highest rated picks in your area.

The Root Beer Stand

Cincinnati's Best Nostalgic Foods
Though the root beer and root beer floats are the main attractions, the Root Beer Stand also serves some pretty tasty hot dogs. Whether you’re coming for a snack or coming for dinner, the root beer float will make you feel like a kid again. Your little ones will enjoy it too.

Trailside Ice Shack

Cincinnati's Best Nostalgic Foods
Every kid loves slushies. Our ode to the idea? Trailside Ice Shack. Reminisce over memories of treats after the big game on those hot summer days. Pick any flavor you like or even create a crazy custom combination!

Keystone Bar and Grill

Hyde Park, Clifton and Covington
With variations on an old classic, you can’t go wrong with the mac ‘n cheese. Always an ooey, gooey, cheesy and delicious favorite! Yelp Tip: ½ price on Mondays and with an entire menu dedicated to mac – you’re sure to please every palate.



Oakley, Downtown Cincinnati and Various Farmers Markets
Popsicles have been around since 1905, but here’s a trick – sneak some healthy fruits into your kids’ pops by opting for a streetpop! Locally made in both cream and fruit varieties with plenty of seasonal ingredients snuck in.

Tickle Pickle

Cincinnati's Best Nostalgic Foods
Dinner for the whole family, including Spot! After you order for you and the kiddies, don’t forget to add a little treat for your furry friend. Tickle Pickle offers half patties for dogs and has a pet friendly patio.
Yelp Tip: Add a classic milkshake to that order and share with the family. It’s a great summer splurge!

For more Yelp favorites, check out Yelp Cincy’s Creamy Whip Bucket List, Yelp’s Family Brunch Guide, Yelp’s Top 5 Vintage Candy Shops and Yelp Cincy Packs a Picnic!

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