Brown Dog Cafe

4.4
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Due to the Pandemic measures of COVID 19, the Brown Dog Cafe will only be allowed to seat our dine in customers on our patio at this time. We also have to restrict our customer volume to make sure people are able to enjoy their dining with us in a safe manner. We will update as we receive new info from the State of OH. Our hours posted may be subject to change due to weather.
-Thank you for understanding and continuing to patronize our restaurant

Brown Dog Cafe is located in Summit Park, Blue Ash, Ohio, formerly the Blue Ash airport.

Good food that is not pretentious, this is the motto of Brown Dog Cafe owner and executive chef, Shawn McCoy. McCoy and his culinary team offer spirited, playful dishes that reflect the diverse influences on American food today. The Brown Dog Cafe continues to specialize in wild game preparation.

The Brown Dog Cafe provides casual fine dining for personal as well as business dinners. Our bar is a fun, personable place for drinks.
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vipLanger
Naples
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service slow

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vipTomC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! The have the CDC guidelines figured out for social distancing.

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vipLovetodine
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Server was excellent! They are all wearing masks, tables are the required distance apart, touch less payments. Food was excellent and they accommodate dietary restrictions.

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vipKrisT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

consistently good food. Fun bartenders. We love this place

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amyw
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety...pizza outstanding. Awesome desserts.

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JackA
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at the outdoor seating area located at Summit Park. Fun place to have good food and people watch. We had a service dog in training and they brought us a water bowl.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Crummy service and appetizers came out with dinner.

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TonyaS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They were very very busy. service was a little slow in the beginning, but they tried very hard to make up for it. the manager took our order. The food and atmosphere were great, will definitely go again!

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JohnZ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Brown Dog - food is special, service always good, and the area has walking trails and friendly people.

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vipFoodieQ
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a good choice for lunch or dinner (and brunch on the weekend). Brown Dog gets a Gold Star in all categories as far as I am concerned. Excellent Menu with plenty of traditional offerings and a few things that are wonderful that you may NOT have thought of.... Like a huge fat portobello mushroom burger (it's not a burger since there is NO Meat but it is served on a bun like a burger). Give 'em a try, you will not be sorry.
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ChrisR
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, the wild boar, halibut and salmon were all creative while keeping the simplicity of the meals. Menu had a great selection, and drink menu was comprehensive and delicious as well! Service was attentive and lighthearted while remaining professional.

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JJMA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Was the worst service ever. Had no server. The manager took our order and food staff brought us our food. No one came to check on us. Waiting on refills and only ordered appetizers and bar drinks. Never would I recommend this restaurant. We would have liked to ordered dinner but from the first 30 mins changed our mind.

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Chrome
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice restaurant. Well configured to maintain physical distancing. Good food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service were pretty good. Had burgers and a house salad. BTW, The house salad with the balsamic dressing is really excellent. Temp was in the 80's on an early June Saturday. Sat comfortably outside shielded from the sun by a tree.

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JulieB
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, tasty, clean, cheerful staff

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MarkP
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Brown Dog Cafe and my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We both got the Lipstick on a Pig which is a sandwich with shaved ham, brie, fig jam and dijonnaise mustard. It was served on a pretzel bun with French fries. The sandwich was excellent and the fries were cooked to perfection. We sat outside and it was a perfect day. We will definitely be back.

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DrakeRoad
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor spaces (roofed and not) are ideal places in which to enjoy a fine meal with fresh air and social distancing. We had Sunday brunch for four, and the brunch specials were great. What's not to like about a breakfast burrito with fresh house-made tortilla?

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vipSgc0163
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The flying Hawaiian pizza tastes great is a good serving. Preston was our server and was very attentive during a busy time.

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Angel
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was our waiter and he was absolutely amazing! Ask for him when you visit.

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vipDonald
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paul and Ashley were fantastic. Service excellent.

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vipKathy
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside seating is expanded which was perfect to enjoy the park and social distance from other diners. Food also was very good.

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vipRuss
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Brown Dog location and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat for about 20 minutes without being greeted by a server, even tho several walked by out table. So we left

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vipskos
Cincinnati
75 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Brown Dogs food is always very good. Our dishes today were excellent. Then again, it should be as the prices are on the end. What lacks vs the other cost restaurants is that it lacks the level of service and ambiance which should come at that prices

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RobinG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'll be thinking about that delicious meal for a long time to come. I had the salmon, my friend the pot roast, and both were scrumptious!

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wkm313
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good time with family. Would highly recommend Brown Dog to others

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RichardH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is generally very good at the Brown Dog Cafe. I did, however, have a problem this time. The fried fish sandwich was undercooked and stuck to the bun. So, the fish and bun ended up being very mushy and not edible. I told the waitress, and I selected the fish tacos as a replacement. They were very delicious, so all was good in the end. We sat near the kitchen, so it was a big loud, but nicely energetic.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Lisa was great! We had a variety of food at our table from Pizza to salmon. Everything was delicious!

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vipCincyfoodfan18
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The finest meal north of downtown Cincinnati. Chef Sean and his talented culinary crew never disappoint. One word sums up our dining experience each and every visit:

EPIC!

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goodfood
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Diverse menu. Very enjoyable. This was my first visit to their new location. Very cool.

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vipKenwood
Cincinnati
108 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual- yum.

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Socalgirl
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lots of choices to appeal to a big group. Buffalo shrimp salad was great, and friends ordered venison hero and salmon burger which I would like to try another time. Think the servers name was Preston and he was excellent.

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vipARJ5488
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - service good - a little pricey for a hamburger but it was so good I got over it quickly! Very busy so it was a little loud.

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TroyJ
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Made reservations as we had tickets to the Cincinnati ballet. Service was very good. Manager came around to apologize for being out of the Valentine’s Day specials which was nice. I had the special stuffed flounder and mushroom risotto which was very well balanced though perhaps a bit underwhelming and bland. My wife had the duck which had very interesting flavors combined with the sweet potato and banana mash and charred vegetables. Highlight of the night was our appetizer. Poutine but with tater tots and barbacoa beef was amazing. Would like to come back and try more of the the unique menu. Worth a stop for a dinner night out!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Valentine’s Day dinner at the last minute
As to be expected the place was super busy and seating was super tight.
Food was good not great but still a great value for the fixed price menu. Their regular menu is superb but not available on V-Day
While not an “out of body” experience this time it is definitively a place I would return to for a date night drinks and dinner

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Nathan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines day dinner was great. Menu had a nice variety and staff was awesome. I do not live in Blue Ash but I would come back again. Thank you for making mine and my girlfriend's night.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Valentine’s. Exquisite special menu, extremely knowledgeable and accommodating of my allergy! Second year in a row going here for Valentine’s and talk of making it tradition.

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vipToNy
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There seemed to be tables squeezed in for Valentine’s Day which took away from the experience. We really enjoy Brown Dog, but would not do it again for the holiday, the tables were on top of each other.

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UlyT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had dinner with my wife on Valentine’s Day. Everything was very good: the food, the service, and the value. Ambiance was adequate. I recommend Brown Dog Cafe.

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Brown Dog Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 794-1610.

Brown Dog Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 2203 OpenTable diners.

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