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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

€€ - €€€Irish, , British
625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
+1 513-564-9111
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shepherd's pie” (36 reviews)
“fish and chips” (47 reviews)
“scotch egg” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Being of Irish heritage I love this little corner of Cincinnati! The food is delicious, the service is great, and the drinks are a plenty!

Thank mahlman10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I discovered Nicholsons when in Cincinnati on business earlier this year and fell in love with the place! I love the beautiful old bar, the beautiful woodwork.tbroughout, and the fun atmosphere. Such a beautiful tavern, it's clear that someone poured their heart and soul into...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy coming here before the theater. They always do a wonderful job, and this time was the same. Always order the Scotch egg, and it never disappoints. We split the pork chop, and that was more than enough. This is one of my...More

Thank R D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our place to eat before the show. We love the appetizers and main courses in a old British pub setting. Some of our favorite choices are fish and chips, pot roast and Shepard Pie along with many choices of beer. Yum.

Thank galbert07
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a neat bar to get a good drink in this is a wonderful little find. the food was plain at best. two appetizers, two entrees and desserts we had no food that impressed us. half price select wines on wednesday...More

Thank artibear
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

I can not review the food as we did not eat here, but I can comment on the service and the staff. There was not just one person that was assigned to us to take our order, everyone working asked us if they could do...More

Thank Shawn D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were so excited to find a nice looking pub across from the Arnoff Center so we could have lunch before the 1:00 show. It was 11:30 when we arrived.... Our server took forever to take our order for drinks and then it was at...More

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is an extremely large restaurant in the theatre district. The staff are very friendly and attentive. I had the shepherd pie which was delicious but my wife’s chicken burger was tasteless. The duck fat fries and the Scottish egg were great also. Noise level...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Went pre show for dinner. Staff was fantastic, very welcoming and efficient! Drinks and happy hour are fantastic and they have some great choices! Now about the food... Blah ! For an Irish Pub, I found the Fish and Chips lacking in about every way...More

Thank sunsearcher1
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We came after the play I had the Shepherd's pie, which was nice and meaty. My friends had the Scott Brown which they loved! Service a little slow because of the play! But hey watching men in kilts is not a bad way to pass...More

Thank Rhonda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516
    (Between 6th and 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 513-564-9111
Located in downtown Cincinnati across from the Aronoff Center, Nicholson’s is a restaurant and bar serving fine food and drink in a genuine Scottish tavern setting. Taking inspiration from the public houses found throughout Great Britain, our goal is to provide our guests with authentic hospitality and a brilliant dining experience. In addition to high-quality food, we offer a wide variety of beer, wine, bourbon, craft cocktails and feature one of the best selections of single malt scotch whiskies in the area.
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