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1637 Vine St. (Green St.) Send to Phone
Don't judge a book by its cover at this tasty Cincinnati institution.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast & Lunch Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED Tucker's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Let's face it: On the outside, Tucker's Restaurant is not much to look at. It's in a transitional neighborhood (the northern edge of Over-the-Rhine), where suburbanites don't always like to wander. And it may even be a stretch to categorize it as a place for a "quick bite" when the turnover rate at booths can last longer than a lunch hour. But there's good reason to seek out a seat at the often-crowded place. Since 1946, it has made a name for itself as a better-than-decent diner. Not much inside has changed since then (though they do experiment with the menu). Tucker's still has tiny booths and a small grill, where a short-order cook cranks out the food. It remains family owned, and Carla Tucker --- one of the owners --- is quick to recommend her own chicken salad. Come for the massive omelets, serious BLTs and memorable vegetarian take on huevos rancheros. It's known for its breakfast menu, and if you're in the dessert mood, opt for the french toast with cinnamon and vanilla, or ask about the daily dessert specials and hope a cobbler is on the list. The fact that it's hard to even spend $10 on a meal bolsters its status as a no-frills fixture worth checking out.

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