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Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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625 Walnut St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2516 (Between 6th and 7th)
+1 513-564-9111
11:00 - 01:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Left Detroit for a quick getaway. Cruising around Cincinnati, we'd already had great German food but always looking for Irish/Scot Pubs. This one really fit the bill. It specializes in Scotch! Decor was charming and the menu had a wonderful variety of meals, snacks and sandwiches. Plus great beers on tap and their bread was to die for...really! Wait staff... More 

Thank Sandy T
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed stopping in here. Great small pub feel, but on a larger scale. Several really good beers from the U.K. and Ireland. Pretty good food, too. I had the pan seared salmon and highly recommend it.

Thank Jason L
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bar staff all wear kilts (and look terrific). They are attentive, service-oriented, kind and accommodating. This is a super spot!

Thank RHLCorder
Corbin, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool-looking place. Was very crowded, which is fine, but the seating was a bit awkward. Was very hard to hear while trying to talk over dinner. Wait staff was very friendly, food got to us within a reasonable time and was warm and good. I would probably have enjoyed it more on a week night when it's less busy. They... More 

Thank Meghann H
Paducah, Kentucky
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All types of American and Scottish foods and drink. We enjoyed the attire of the servers and were pleasantly surprised when a bag pipe player showed up and played for the restaurant. Very good eats!

Thank dianeshrewsberry
Bloomingdale, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had dinner here during our first visit to Cincinnati. We came in on a Sunday evening at around 7pm, and there were a few folks at the bar and seated at the tables. With all the apparently very good places to eat at in Cincinnati, this seemed like a good sign. Also, it was literally right... More 

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Chatham, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for a pint. They have a number of different beers from Scotland to Ireland, to American Craft beers. They also had a number of different layered beers, Scottish and Irish Whiskeys. We didn't eat at Nicholson's but their Pub Fare did look extensive and everyone eating seemed quite pleased. We really enjoyed ourselves,or drink and... More 

Thank 321takeit
Roma, Italia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is a Very Nice pub in downtown. Lot of beers ans whiskey from great britain and ireland. Good food is served At The bar. It is a Nice Place in The late afternoon Lot of People there and it Makes quite hard find out a seat!

Thank Saro_Mardigras
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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163 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had spied this pub earlier in the day while being a tourist and thought it would be a good place for dinner as had a variety of choices. Our waitress Ashley was great with a sense of humour and suggestions as we didn't know the local beers. We shared the calamari and the 3 piece fish and chips which... More 

Thank Craig N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fried pickles are no longer on the menu. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is still delicious. The portions of the fish in the 3 piece Fish & Chips, are much, much smaller. The small portion of the Wedge Salad is enough for two. The quality of the food is still fine, and delicious. Everything else mentioned in my previous review remain... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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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