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Housed in Ohio's oldest building (dating to 1803), the Golden Lamb is known for its folksy atmosphere and good, old-fashioned American food. In fact, some insist the place serves up the best turkey and mashed potatoes in the United States. During holidays, the dining room is especially packed.

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Why is Cincinnati so famous for its barbeque? The Montgomery Inn may be one of the big reasons. Go early to avoid the crowds at this moderately priced rib and BBQ restaurant. Its downtown boathouse location also affords a fantastic view of the river. Reservations recommended.

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Order up a steaming dish of Pollo ai Funghi, angel hair pasta with sautÃed chicken breast and mushrooms. Accompany this or any of the other traditional Italian entrees with a bottle of wine from the outstanding list. To finish off with a flourish, order tiramisu. The location provides a stunning view of the Cincy skyline and the Ohio River.

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Skyline Chili
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A visit to Cincinnati wouldn't be complete without partaking of its renowned chili! Skyline was rated "Cincinnati's Finest" by the Cincinnati Magazine. Served almost any way you can think of – over spaghetti or with black beans, onions, cheese, sour cream or peppers. This recipe has been handed down for generations! Be sure to get plenty of napkins. Casual dress.

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Hyde Park

The name sounds like most any other Chinese restaurant, but the food is anything but ordinary. Cincinnati locals swear this is the best Chinese food in the city. Known for the freshest seafood, traditional Cantonese cuisine and several spicy Szechwan specialties, the China Gourmet will satisfy that unmistakable yen for Oriental fare. Reservations suggested on the weekends. Dress is casual.

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Hyde Park

This full service catering establishment has been serving luscious items from their full-line bakery since 1928 – pastries, cakes and pies, as well as some of the hottest and freshest donuts in the city. Busken Bakery is guaranteed to deliver the goods – fresh. Service is excellent, and food is superb.

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Diners get a distinct New Orleans feel with a live band of fine jazz musicians that play almost every night at this popular dining spot. Selections of Cajun specialties include jambalaya and crawfish etoufee, but the real winners are Halibut Fortee, sauteed in lobster butter, and garlic seasoned oysters. This place is not to be missed!

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On first sight, this popular eatery resembles a convenience store. However, a closer look reveals much more. Deli counter offers a delectable selection of ice cream. Magazines, candy and other grocery items also available.

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If you close your eyes with the first bite of this expertly prepared Indian cuisine, you may think you have been transported to India itself. Food is authentic and spiced according to your comfort level (1-6 levels). Start with generous portions of appetizers such as veggie pakoras. Entrees vary from chicken Tandoori to lamb curry. Ask for the chutney selections to compliment your selections. Atmosphere is casual, and the service is friendly and fast. Casual dress.

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Four generations of Graeters have served up some of the city's best eats, including cakes, breads and an array of delicious bakery items. Drop in and scoop up an ice cream cone or a renowned "Celebrated Eclipse Milk Shake." A reward for your taste buds!

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