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The Eagle Food & Beer Hall
Cuisine: American, Southern
Price Range: $
The Eagle Food & Beer Hall is located in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Several years ago, this was considered an unsafe neighborhood; now it's in the midst of a revival and is home to... Read More
The Eagle Food & Beer Hall is located in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. Several years ago, this was considered an unsafe neighborhood; now it's in the midst of a revival and is home to many trendy independent shops and restaurants. The Eagle, opened in 2013, is located in a former post office. Exposed brick walls and tables made from reclaimed wood create a fun, casual and loud atmosphere that is popular with just about everyone--locals, travelers, business professionals, singles and families. The menu is limited--there are about 60 beer types but only 20 or so food choices--but every item is carefully vetted and has a chef's touch. Their specialty is fried chicken which is served with a spicy honey sauce. Salads and sandwiches, including a fried chicken sandwich and blackened shrimp po boy, round out the main courses. Side dishes are served separately: the southern-inspired offerings include mac & cheese, white cheddar grits, and spoonbread.
- Best Restaurants: "This popular restaurant can have a very long wait time on weekends (over three hours) and on Mondays, when many nearby restaurants are closed. For a shorter wait, your best bet is Tuesday through Thursday. Another option is to order carry out and dine in Washington Park, one block west of the restaurant."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The Eagle has a small but carefully chosen menu of comfort foods with a chef's twist. You'll find delicious food at inexpensive prices.