We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mecklenburg Gardens

302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
+1 513-221-5353
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sauerbraten” (10 reviews)
“veal” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
German, American, European
$$ - $$$
302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (90)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 21 September 2018

We had the delight of dining here at an "off-time", not really lunch or supper, and on a weekday. So, we were welcomed as someone opening their own fine home for a meal. Not only were the meats delicious, well-seasoned, and cooked perfectly, the portion...More

1  Thank C J
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our go to spot for FC Cincinnati pregame festivities! Liters of beer (which rotate very nicely), fried pickles, brats and kraut. The outside beer garden is fantastic, the staff are very friendly and even miss you if you've been away!

1  Thank mbowman4423
Reviewed 10 June 2018

My wife's company rented the downstairs for a party. We got there early and decided to eat. The cuisine was German and was very good. We had an excellent server who was very good at explaining what we were eating. He told us that it...More

1  Thank krickett1027
Reviewed 3 January 2018

So this place could be great with a little effort. Great historic dark wood atmosphere. The fried pickles are actually very good. The sauerbraten, which I use to judge German restaurants, was a bit tough. Agree that a redo -- primarily an upgrade to the...More

1  Thank Jabrd
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Visited on a Saturday night (early, prior to a concert) and found the place quite busy. But the service was horrible. Waiters seemed confused as to which table they should wait in, patrons waited for a long time to be approached, then longer to be...More

Thank corgi22
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Cincinatti this weekend and decided on Mecklenburg because we really like German food and beer. We were quickly seated outside in the beer garden with our drinks and the setting is pretty cool. We decided on an appetizer but...More

2  Thank SkipBittman
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here whilst visiting family in the USA fairly close to Cincinnati. In the UK, particularly where we live, there are very few German restaurants so we didn't really know what to expect and may not have come here if it hadn't been recommended....More

Thank Iain W
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Was really looking forward to this adventure. Our paryy of twelve was supposed to be seated outsde BUT it was raining.... NO it was pouring!... so we were seated in the dining room with about 6 other tables of very noisy, birthday , partying people!...More

Thank Nunajones
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This was our first and last visit. Really wanted it to be a special place with awesome food but too many things were distracting and really made the visit unpleasant. Arriving at 5:30 and thought we would beat the crowd, had to wait a long...More

Thank minniehasbigears
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Super super slow service order was wrong food ok but nothing to write home about. Took 20 minutes to get our bill once we asked for it.

Thank Ronny L
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 hotels in Cincinnati
Hampton Inn & Suites Cincinnati/Uptown-University Area
874 reviews
.56 km away
Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati
316 reviews
.64 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Cincinnati Uptown / University Area
60 reviews
1.31 km away
SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown
297 reviews
1.67 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mio's Clifton
11 reviews
.63 km away
Taste of Belgium - Clifton
142 reviews
.59 km away
Island Frydays
41 reviews
.57 km away
Bearcat Lounge
23 reviews
.58 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3,430 reviews
1.36 km away
William Howard Taft National Historic Site
215 reviews
1.54 km away
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
28 reviews
1.32 km away
Lucky Cat Museum
6 reviews
.71 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
10 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from lauramOhio | Reviewed this property |
so sorry.. but I really don't know..they are very nice..give them a call
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 E University Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219-2431
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-221-5353
  • E-mail
One of the treasures of historic Cincinnati, Mecklenburg Restaurant and Bier Garten was established in 1865. Priding ourselves on our German heritage, Mecklenburg Gardens stays true to its roots, providing delectable German cuisine along with traditional German Lagers, Dunkels, Hefeweizen, and Pilsners on tap, local craft beers and a wide selection of imports. Come on in, enjoy a round in our Black Forest bar or sit under the grape vines in the garden, and then stay for a plate of Chef's delicious fare!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing