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Mecklenburg Gardens

) #1,250 of 1,661 Restaurants in Cincinnati €€ - €€€ German, European
302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
+1 513-221-5353
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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German, European
€€ - €€€
302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first and last visit. Really wanted it to be a special place with awesome food but too many things were distracting and really made the visit unpleasant. Arriving at 5:30 and thought we would beat the crowd, had to wait a long...More

Thank minniehasbigears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super super slow service order was wrong food ok but nothing to write home about. Took 20 minutes to get our bill once we asked for it.

Thank Ronny L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is in need of a redo. It is tired and worn out. The food is not up to prior ownership. One of the party asked for a turkey ruben, and the waitress wasn't sure they had any turkey.

Thank Denmars
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I got hooked there four birthdays ago. Have gone each birthday, plus three other times since then. The last visit a week ago was our final visit. Service is bad, food is gradually worsening by each visit. And this last visit, they only had ONE...More

Thank PRaines
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

This was one of our favorite places when we lived in Cincinnati. With great anticipation we returned after a great day at the Cincinnati Zoo. The service was slow and when the food arrived it was barely warm. We sent it back to be microwaved...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Being from Germany, I was happy to find a restaurant carrying some of the major german beer brands, as well as german dishes... First time we went there a couple of years ago, it was ok.. But it has been steadily declining since... Sausages are...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A friend and I stopped in for lunch after an appointment at Christ Hospital. Service was great. The Mock Turtle Soup and Loaded Potato Soup were exceptional. They do need an open sign. Adding a Half Sandwich / Soup / Salad to the menu would...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 25 September 2016

When we lived in Cincinnati, this was a lovely German restaurant. Back this Sept for business and to see family we went for the first time in probably 10 years. Frankly the food was almost ineatable. I ordered the chicken schitzal. It can as a...More

2  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have lived in Cincinnati for 30 and 11 years respectively and we've never visited Mecklenburg Gardens. We fixed that over this past weekend when we stopped in for dinner. We both come from largely German families, so many of the items...More

1  Thank Msmith625
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We enjoyed a family dinner in this historic landmark restaurant. We sat outside under the grape arbor. There was live music. The waiter was knowledgeable and efficient. Everyone seemed to like their dinner choices, especially the potato pancakes. They have a great selection of beers.

Thank DWS2
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9 September 2016|
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Response from lauramOhio | Reviewed this property |
so sorry.. but I really don't know..they are very nice..give them a call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-221-5353
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