Fun and Wacky Restaurants in Cincinnati

Trying a new restaurant and can be fun, especially if the atmosphere and menu are unique or wacky! From gourmet hot dogs, rubber ducks and live concerts, we rounded up 7 fun and wacky restaurants around in and around Cincinnati!

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Allyn’s Cafe | 3538 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Allyn’s Cafe brings the spicy, fresh taste of New Orleans to Cincinnati. The restaurant has been a staple in Cincinnati’s Columbia Tusculum neighborhood for over 25 years. At Allyn’s, you’ll find a great environment and eclectic menu with plentiful options for vegan or gluten free diners. Their patio allows patrons to experience al fresco style dining and brunch throughout the spring, summer and fall months.


Ford’s Garage | 2692 Madison Rd. Norwood, OH

Ford’s Garage will give you the vibe of being in a 1920’s service station/prohibition bar with its old-style brick, dark colors, rich wood, and hand-hammered copper bar top. With many more unique features, too numerous to list, The Garage is a fun place to eat, hang out, and take pictures!

Ford's Garage restaurant

Hofbräuhaus Newport | 200 E 3rd St. Newport, KY 41071

There is nothing really like having a day at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport. All wrapped up in a vibrant environment modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany. Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all! 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.


Senate | 1212 Vine St Cincinnati, OH 45202 & 1100 Summit Place Drive,
Blue Ash, OH 45242

When you think Senate, you think hot dogs. Serving up unbelievably tasty dogs, their famous hot dogs include the Chicago hot dog, a Korean hot dog, the Carol Baskin with goat cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, arugula, balsamic, and “so much more drama” and more.


Sugar n’ Spice Diner | 4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229

Serving Cincinnati since 1941. Original Wispy Thin Pancakes, Huge Fluffy Omelettes, Signature Sandwiches n’ Specials. Today, Sugar n’ Spice prides itself on creating a fun, friendly, comfortable atmosphere, serving the same great food that has kept people coming back for generations. Come for the food and leave with a souvenir rubber duck to remember your delicious meal.


The Gruff | 129 East 2nd St, Covington, KY 41011

Whether it’s pizza, meat or a healthy selection of local fare, The Gruff will not disappoint. It provides an opportunity to experience Covington through unique tastes delivered in an unexpected way. 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.


The Ludlow Garage | 342 Ludlow Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45220

This Cincinnati icon is where world-class musicians have been coming to play for decades. Their delicious menu includes fun and wacky sections like “Philly Rock & Rolls,” “Gotham,” and “Machine Gun Shrimp,” and it’s one of the few places in Cincinnati where you can enjoy dinner and a concert right in the same place.


The Turf Club | 4618 Eastern Ave Cincinnati, OH 45226

The Turf Club is a quirky joint located in Linwood. Known for their incredible stacked burgers, they offer a wide selection of specialty toppings and sauces to construct a delicious creation all your own. Their menu is also full of seafood, grilled chicken sandwiches and appetizers with a fully stocked bar to pair with any of your favorite selection.


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