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Zip's Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
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1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
+1 513-871-9876
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just came back from a four day trip to the Covington KY-Cincinnatti Ohio area to visit friends. The area has a lot of good food and restaurants, but Zip's Cafe made me come back for a second trip on this short visit! The old pub type atmosphere is very welcoming, and makes one feel at home, as do the... More 

Thank Jeanne K
Fort Worth, Texas
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look... everyone sells burgers ad fries... but this is the best you will find... Nuff Said... I had been a Cincy Native and went all the time... got back a while back and forgot to add this review... If you want the best... you have to go to where the best are... and its Zips...(the Chili is good too)

Thank Chris D
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Burgers! Chili! French fries! Atmosphere! Everything is awesome at this long time secret hiding spot in Cincy! Especially the brew!

Thank gitwidit
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zip's was always a favorite of mine and we'd visit when we were back in Cincinnati; now that we've moved here, it is our local, family place. We can literally walk to Zip's and if my kids had their way we'd be there every week. Zip's may be dark and a bit divey, but it is super child friendly. There... More 

Thank Melaina25
Cincinnati, Ohio
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375 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I hadn't been to Zip's in a few years when we decided to go with a friend. It was decent, but the burgers really aren't anything special. I know that they are consistently rated one of the top burgers in Cincinnati and I would have to respectfully disagree. However, it is a fun place to go and definitely a Cincinnati... More 

1 Thank KFCincy26
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Zip burgers are good, but nothing to write home about. I've eaten there several times - once before I knew of their "best burgers" reputation and then several times afterwards. I was shocked when I heard people raving about the burgers. They are not bad, but just average and no different than any other greasy spoon burger. So if you... More 

1 Thank mikethomas631
Loveland, Ohio
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Any time we are in the area, we make it a point to stop by Zips. Their burgers are hot, juicy and delicious. Although I can never resist ordering their burgers, their chili is good on a really cold day. Onion rings are a great side. Other sandwich items available, as well as soup and salads. They have a nice... More 

Thank CTkacz67
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go here very regularly and the burgers and service are both consistently great. Be warned, they have a very small dining area and you will likely have to wait during busy hours, but it is worth it.

Thank Laurel H
Maineville, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Great hamburgers and soup! Service is excellent...but at lunch time there could be a wait of 15-25 minutes for a seat..., but you will be rewarded with a great meal! Highly recommended!

Thank Robert O
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A friend recommended Zip's for lunch. My husband and I went on a Saturday. It was just before the lunch rush and there was plenty of seating. Zip's a small place, a bit dark, I'd call it cozy. There's a toy train that circles the inside perimeter near the ceiling. It seats about 50 with a very small bar in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-871-9876

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