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Friendly Stop Cafe

985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
+1 513-771-7427
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
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11:00 am - 12:00 am Hours
American, Bar, Pub
985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We had lunch on a Saturday afternoon. Prices are great and serving sizes are bid. Wait staff did a great job.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jaytonya4
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I stop by the friendly stop today and they were not so friendly at all. I placed an order at the bar the bartender slams my receipt a down for me to sign never makes eye contact with me and when my food came out...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank vinnies779
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The "Friendly Stop moniker fits the Mayberry-type gastro-pub in the classy Cincy suburb of Glendale. Aubrey, our waitress, made us feel right at home immediately, recommending local brews (like "Braxton Storm" on tap) and menu favorites with candor and humor. (I went with the Cod...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GJMiller11
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This little bar and grill is a place you will wanna be! Local people hanging out and talking. Amazing waitresses who are laid back and really cool and the food is excellent. Best chili I have ever had and the fries were awesome too!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jdogg884
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a neighborhood bar/cafe with a simple atmosphere, friendly, and great food. A different lunch special each day is offered each day and when I was there on Thurs it was liver & onions...omg. Great burgers are available all the time and the best...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank M5068TVmikef
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Great local joint with excellent food, but not the best attitude for business people or people who happen to pass by. They must feel they can make it on the local traffic and don’t need the business clientele.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CavemanRick
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Great place to stop in for bar food. The place is very casual and many know each other. The potato skins are a favorite of mine.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Was here before attending a Cincy sporting event. We were at the IKEA and searched for a burger place. So glad we did. This has the vibe of a local pub. Very affordable menu with excellent food. The garbage nachos are definitely recommended and localized...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Every bar has bar food but the Friendly Stop really does it right! Their crinkle cut French fries are the best! I've had their cheeseburger which is very good. They have an excellent Reuben. The beer is cold and the staff is, as promised, friendly!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank jmckib
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Friendly Stop doesn't look like much -- it's a very old building oozing with rustic charm. There's parking in back, but not much, but there is free on-street parking. The interior has an old corner bar feel -- nice big bar, lots of tables. It's...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank linnalu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-771-7427
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