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Sugar'n Spice Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1227
+1 513-242-3521
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Pitman, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Sugar n Spice having read the good reviews on TripAdvisor. It was packed but we were seated quickly at the bar. We were offered a sample of a brownie-delicious! I had the blueberry pancakes, my husband had grits and French toast with pecans. Yum. We were offered a rubber ducky. By the time we left there was... More 

Thank mkphd
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pancakes to die for (wafer thin, never soggy). Husbands garden omelet had FOUR eggs! I had breakfast special with two eggs and sausage. Both of us delighted. Like layout with tables close to wait staff. Coffee and water refills always available. Goetta available.

Thank Marian R
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We went at 10:30 on Monday the 1st. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes, and that was pretty accurate. The food and service were both great.

Thank Layn N
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

What can be special about an omelette with ham and cheese? How can it just be any different from other places? Go to this place and find out. I am not sure what the secret is behind the fluffy omelettes but definitely one of the best in town. My favorite is western omelette or any other omelettes from the menu.... More 

Thank traveler_hammy
Columbus, Ohio
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113 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This place is great. Loved the food, the atmosphere, and our vivacious server. I had their famous pancakes (I went with blueberry), and my friend had a quesadilla. They were both delicious, and the quesadilla was enormous. Yes, you're likely to have to wait to get in, at least on the weekend. But it's worth it! We went on a... More 

Thank Hollie_M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I like the layout of this place - but with a maximum occupancy of 49 if its busy you won't find a seat right away. very good food, very good interior, very good staff and prices are reasonable. they pride themselves on the omelette and if you like the idea of a platesize fluffy omelette then this is the place... More 

Thank BSmith_Cinci
Loveland, Ohio
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Decided to check this place out after reading the rave review in Cincinnati Magazine. The magazine praised their breakfast, especially the thin crispy pancakes. We were looking forward to this before heading to the nearby zoo. Very very disappointing. Thin pancakes but not crispy and not hot. Mediocre bacon , eggs and toast. The service was very average. And just... More 

Thank pelzey
Delray Beach, Florida
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sugar and Spice has not recreated itself...it is still the best breakfast in town no matter what time of day. It is not open for dinner so don't even think about it. Quaint little neighborhood place, not pretty, but fast and delicious. Fluffiest omelets in the world. Don't know how they do it. Their sandwiches are wonderful. If you are... More 

Thank aheldz
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258 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sometimes we are turned off when we have to wait in line to eat...but, it is a sign of a great restaurant. Sugar'n Spice is a very, very popular mainstay (dined there as a kid) that simply gets better and more popular over the years! Excellent food, casual atmosphere, a bit noisy and a memorable experience. Try to time it... More 

Thank Deb022
Cleves, Ohio
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Pancakes & Omelets were delicious. We got the Mexican omelette and wispy thin pancakes. Our food was delicious and the waitstaff was helpful and attentive.

Thank Krazyfdlvr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1227
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-242-3521
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?