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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
+1 513-421-2020
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“trailer park” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, International
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1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced $11 hotdogs (only six choices), 2 sodas and water. $95 bill. And they charge refills for lemonade but not pop and don’t tell you. Not worth the price for hot dogs. Much better elsewhere.

Thank April R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second time here recently. I certainly recommend trying it, but go during off peak hours. It is very small and gets PACKED! Both times we have gone we sat at the counter. Staff was amazing and so were the cocktails! My friends...More

Thank alliel1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a little more on the menu! More drinks chiices than food choices it seemed! The service was great! I had the Chicago hot dog it was very good! I would visit again

Thank M Q
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I really wanted to like this place more than I did. Their gluten free options are to get a hot dog without a bun. That's it. My boyfriend got the steak. It wasn't worth the price we paid for it. Lots of gristle and wasn't...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The earlier review titled "$11 hot dog with no sides" kind of sums it up for me. Pricey for what you get. Could take the concept over the top if they were just a little more generous with the ingredients. The street corn take on...More

1  Thank CR63126
Reviewed 16 November 2017

I'm writing another review a year later to let folks know that even though you can't make a reservation at Senate AND it is very popular in Over-the-Rhine, I have twice had no problems being seated right away on a Friday evening: once at 6:15-6:30pm...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. The service was great. I food came out in less the 15 minutes. The atmosphere was great. The food was also amazing.

Thank Nate H
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

When my coworkers told me about a hot dog place I was skeptical at best. When we entered the door my skepticism melted away. This restored restaurant was simply charming. The exposed brick work, the open concept, the long bar--it was all so inviting. I...More

Thank randomadventurer13
Reviewed 31 October 2017

While fresh oysters, poutine, and pork belly grilled cheese are also on the menu, we were there for the gourmet hot dogs. The Senate’s hot dogs were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and Guy Fieri called the “gangster” hot dogs “winner weiners.” When we...More

Thank ShutterbugSage
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is always a fun time and trying out there new options is always a good idea! We enjoyed the atmosphere and location.

Thank Adam J
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10 October 2017|
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Response from Bryan B | Reviewed this property |
You can also park at Washington Park (on Race Street). Covered underground garage. Meters are on 7 days a week, with shorter hours of operation on Sunday.
29 June 2017|
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Response from Katia T | Reviewed this property |
no they dont take reservations, but the place is pretty small for a restaraunt though.
25 September 2015|
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Response from 508sandrau | Reviewed this property |
There may be several risking on the menu..be sure to have a description if you remember of the label or fruitiness/sweetness of the wine. If it just came out by the glass it may have been the house wine. Be sure to not... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1212 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7117
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-421-2020
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