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    NKY/Cincy Hidden Gem Restaurants

    What are the best non-chain "hidden gem" resaurants in the NKY/Cincinnati area?

    I'm talking about the kind of place that you'd see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and the like.
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    I feel like Keystone in Covington is a more obvious one, but should make this list because of their Mac & Cheese dishes.

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    Eli's BBQ is the first place that came to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Run To State View Post
    Eli's BBQ is the first place that came to mind.
    Pit-To-Plate up in Mt. Healthy is pretty good as well. Doesn't look like much, appearances-wise, but it's GOOD barbecue.

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    Senate in OTR.

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    Knuk-n-Futz in Taylor Mill

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I feel like Keystone in Covington is a more obvious one, but should make this list because of their Mac & Cheese dishes.
    Go there a couple of times per month on Monday night when it is half price Mac N Cheese! This is really, really good Mac N Cheese!

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    Oasis Mediterranean restaurant on Fields Ertle Road. Not sure why they picked that name is the place is 100% authentic Russian! I usually get the mushroom soup, and either the fish Moscow or the beef stroganoff, the homemade bread is amazing as well. So many great items, and it's BYOB if you want to drink a beer or wine with your meal.

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    Some of my favorites:

    Eli's
    Terry's Turf Club
    Side Bar
    Bakersfield
    Camp Washington Chili

    Places on my list to try:

    Virgil's
    Anna Ree's Andouille
    Blue Ash Chili
    The Senate

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    Django Western Taco in Northside is fantastic...

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    Rima's Diner....good old fashioned home-cooking. Their greenbeans are an absolute MUST.

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    Allyn's Cafe out past Ruby's is really good.

    Allyn’s “more than a café” - - 513-871-5779

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Senate in OTR.
    Been to the Senate once and that will be it for me..Overpriced crap imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    Allyn's Cafe out past Ruby's is really good.

    Allyn’s “more than a café” - - 513-871-5779
    I have always liked eating at Allyn's. Very cool place.

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