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Ron's Roost

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3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211-4338
+1 513-574-0222
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, OH
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a step back in time. Plenty of comfort food is available. Some items were a hit like the hot bacon slaw, sauerbraten, and potato cake. Some items like the rolls and noodles were average. Their main item, fried chicken, was also average.

1 Thank purdue5
Ocqueoc, MI
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430 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This is the place for Chicken. Golden brown and Juicy inside. We ate in the bar room and had great food and equally great service. We were a party if 5 and we were there and gone within a hour. If you like chicken stop here you will have fun and fill. We did

Thank AlnSue
Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I took my mother to Ron's Roost for dinner a couple of nights ago. They had a good variety on the menu. We both decided on the fried chicken since that is supposed to be their specialty. It was good, we were not disappointed. The meal came with your choice of two sides and they served fresh baked bread which... More 

Thank ishouldbediving
Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Ron' s Roost has been open for 60 years and the food is why. The fried chicken is so good. They offer all you can eat buffets on a few nights a week. Check their website for details. They also have the BEST in the WEST Hot bacon Slaw. They have a vast selections from salads, to full dinners. Remember... More 

Thank LoriPulskamp1
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Cincinnati my whole life and have never been here. I'm trying to figure out why. Food, excellent! Service, excellent! Atmosphere, very very nice. I have every intention of returning again soon

Thank Patricia E
Fairfield, Ohio
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214 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Known for their fried chicken, but equally specializing in traditional German fare, this combination family restaurant & sports bar offers a wide variety of lunch and dinner options, and is truly a family friendly environment. Finding the place is easy - watch for the 10 foot rooster in the bed of an El Camino (or Ranchero). Entry to the parking... More 

2 Thank tominfairfield
Lawrenceburg, IN
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188 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

For $13 a pop you'd think the buffet would be exceptional. Instead, you get industrial, just-add-water mashed potatoes, congealed gravy, off-flavored mac and cheese, sodium-laced green beans and stewed tomatoes (stewed tomatoes, really?). While the chicken is good, the pieces are small and, like the green beans, there's a ton of salt. The service was very, very good, and our... More 

1 Thank Linerguy
Arlington, VA
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163 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As occasional visitor to Cincinnati I've always tried to visit Ron's at least once each time I am in town. This year I brought some family members who also are from out of town and was a bit disappointed. The fried chicken, hot slaw and mock turtle soup were good but all else was average. As I said I felt... More 

2 Thank Eckynpat
Cincinnati, Ohio
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Originally founded with chicken as their main dish we have been going here for years and in that time they have expanded out into excellent ribs, chicken, and german dishes. If you've never been to the Roost it's worth planning a trip. Great staff and friendly people are always at the Roost.

Thank Traveling_Scouter
Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

the food is very good and plenty of room for large groups and the service is great a lot to choose from

Thank pippa1026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-574-0222

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