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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Irish pub located directly across the street from the Aaronoff Center. We had made a reservation for dinner before the show. We were seated immediately and served promptly. Menu selection was extensive. Pub food was delicious and well prepared. Prices very reasonable. Good beer selection!!

Thank Greg C
cincinnati, oh
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had dinner there last week and I left very disappointed with my meal. Always loved the Fish and Chips, but was surprised at the changes from how it was in the past. You used to get 2 good sized filets, great and nice amount of cole slaw and steak fries. Now, its 2 small pieces of fish(still... More 

Thank Tim L
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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316 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Cincy is never complete without going to Nicholson's. While we are always hoping Christian will be our server (we miss you Christian!) on this visit we had Jasmine who was delightful! The food was amazing as always - turkey pesto, spinach dip, apple cobbler....soooo good!! If you haven't been - GO! You'll love it!!

Thank spencersbride
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Staff was friendly and efficient. Their flavored ketchup was a little odd tasting and the music a bit too loud but other than that everything was great.

Thank dianeri123
Cleveland, Ohio
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148 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we stay in a downdown location we always just start out by walking around and find a place to eat/drink. We hit the jackpot with this tavern/pub! Can't say enough good things about it!. We typically sit at the bar which gives you the opportunity to talk to the locals. Our bar tender, Alex, was great and wore the... More 

Thank Lora C
Brookville, Indiana, United States
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80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Nicholson's many times, and I have always been very pleased with everything I have ordered. This time was with a group of gals, and we all ordered different items. We were all pleased. I even convinced a friend to order the lamb burger, and she loved it!

Thank LorryGary
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us decided to eat downtown while here on business. I had fish and chops which I felt were overdone and had to be cut with a knife they were so heavily breaded and crispy. The duck fries were ok, but not hot and so were a bit soggy. I didn't eat many of them. My co-worker ordered the... More 

Thank Brian L
Boston, Massachusetts
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176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WOnderful tavern and pub. Great old feeling to it with rooms and fireplaces, awesome bar, huge selection of any kind of beer, liquors and wines. Scottish/irish feel to it all with kilts on some of the servers, men and women. Meal was quite good, service was excellent, atmosphere was the winner. Fish and chips was wonderful. Only wish we found... More 

Thank LShank2014
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before the Eric Church show. It was my first time in Cincinnati and I'm glad I went here for dinner, My wife and I had the Fish and Chips and it was a great meal. Hope to go back again.

Thank m4forlife
Bend, Oregon
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357 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Was visiting Cincinnati for the first time and happened to wander into Nicholsons. Great place for food and of course the beer was excellent. Very nice atmosphere - will definitely go back if I'm ever in Cincinnati again.

Thank RNA1958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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