Highest-rated cheap eats in Cincinnati, according to Tripadvisor

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June 3, 2022
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Highest-rated cheap eats in Cincinnati, according to Tripadvisor

With the advent of Big Data, it's easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food—particularly easy, cheap eats—Americans have very specific opinions. Dining brands in U.S. have a long and storied history, and whether they're fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, American restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest rated restaurants in Cincinnati that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Easy, inexpensive options here run the gamut of cuisine, service options, and styles. The restaurants on this list are chock-full of variety, mixing ethnicities, food regions, and cultures into steaming melting pots of deliciousness.

Anyone reading the list will surely see some favorite eateries and classic go-to restaurants. Keep reading to see if any of your favorite cheap eateries made the list.

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#30. Arrechissimo

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (22 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Latin, Venezuelan
- Address: 8100 Blue Ash Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236-2665
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#29. The Comet

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (38 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (3.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Mexican, Bar
- Address: 4579 Hamilton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45223-1752
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#28. Pleasant Ridge Chili

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Address: 6032 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213-1612
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#27. Kitty's Sports Grill

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (24 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 218 W 3rd St Across Street From Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 45202-3407
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#26. Friendly Stop Cafe

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (47 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 985 Congress Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45246-4445
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#25. Fortune Noodle House

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (28 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 349 Calhoun St, Cincinnati, OH 45219-1332
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#24. Alabama Fish Bar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (33 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Seafood, Fast Food
- Address: 1601 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-6415
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#23. Izzy's

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (74 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Deli
- Address: 800 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1914
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#22. O'Malley's in the Alley

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (54 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: Vine and Third Street Alley, Cincinnati, OH
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#21. City View Tavern

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (70 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 403 Oregon St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1620
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#20. Skyline Chili

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (105 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 333 Scott St Ste 700, Covington, KY 41011-1538
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#19. Quatman Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 2434 Quatman Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45212-1214
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#18. Roc-A-Fellas

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza, Italian
- Address: 11055 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241-1928
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#17. Song Long Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 1737 Section Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237-3313
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#16. Wunderbar

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (113 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: German, Bar
- Address: 1132 Lee St, Covington, KY 41011-2250
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#15. Skyline Chili

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (64 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45220
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#14. Indian Bistro

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (32 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (5.0/5), Service (5.0/5), Value (5.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Indian
- Address: 671 Ohio Pike Ste H, Cincinnati, OH 45245-2136
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#13. Hathaway's Diner

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (175 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 441 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2808
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#12. Goodfellas Pizzeria - Mainstrasse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (160 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Pizza
- Address: 603 Main Street, Covington, KY 41011
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#11. Skyline Chili

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (119 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 254 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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#10. Christine's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (57 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American
- Address: 3360 Westbourne Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45248-5133
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#9. Knockback Nat's

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (96 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 10 W 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2406
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#8. Skyline Chili

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (73 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 290 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
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#7. KungFood Chu's AmerAsia

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (138 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
- Type of cuisine: Chinese, Asian
- Address: 521 Madison Ave Ste C Suite B, Covington, KY 41011-1575
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#6. The Echo

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (125 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Cafe
- Address: 3510 Edwards Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208-1302
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#5. Camp Washington Chili

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (196 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 3005 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45225-1891
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#4. Pho Lang Thang

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (123 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
- Address: 1828 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-7720
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#3. Zip's Cafe

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (208 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Bar
- Address: 1036 Delta Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45208-3104
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#2. Sugar n' Spice Restaurant

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (197 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Diner
- Address: 4381 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45229-1227
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#1. Skyline Chili

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (1,075 reviews)
- Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
- Type of cuisine: American, Fast Food
- Address: 643 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
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