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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%
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“onion rings” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Vinnie S
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

Thank GREG M
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!

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

Thank Mike F
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.

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.

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

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!

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

Thank linnalu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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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