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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in Cincinnati

The OpenTable Team

Nicknamed the "Queen City", Cincinnati, Ohio reigns as one of the most exciting places in America's Midwest. From its botanical gardens in the north to its science and children's museums in the Union Terminal, this historic city has plenty of attractions. Before a day out on the town, visitors can fill their bellies at the best breakfast in Cincinnati where local joints combine traditional Midwest styles with international flavors. But where are the smartest, savviest diners headed out to when looking for the best breakfast in Cincinnati? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've gathered information from in-the-know diners to put together a list of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. With everything from cozy pubs and diners to upscale restaurants and taverns, no one goes hungry in this town. Grab a table and start your day off right!

Restaurants:The Golden Lamb, CWC, the Restaurant, Urban Grill on Main
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:American
Neighborhoods:Lebanon, Wyoming, Newtown
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The Golden Lamb

$$$$·American·
Lebanon
2,879 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Golden Lamb in Lebanon serves up some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati, with a focus on local ingredients and traditional Midwestern styles. Stop into this relaxing, upscaleRead more
97% recommended
American in Cincinnati

CWC, the Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Wyoming
144 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
A bright and beautiful restaurant on Springfield Pike, CWC delivers some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Part of the fabled “Cooking With Caitlin” chain, CWC is a place with oRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Urban Grill on Main

$$$$·American·
Newtown
566 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Right down the Batavia Pike in Newtown, Ohio, the Urban Grill on Main is one of the more stylish options for the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Head in on Sundays for a fun menu of Read more
94% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton

Ferrari's Little Italy

$$$$·Italian·
Madeira
1,566 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
A prime bakery and dining spot in the heart of Cincinnati, Ferrari's is a perfect spot for breakfast pastries and local favorites. Head for Italian-favorite bread like focaccia, peRead more
92% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton

Cozy's Cafe and Pub

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Liberty Township
1,051 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
Looking for one of the more unique breakfast spots in Cincinnati? Cozy's Cafe and Pub serves some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati in a diverse environment. The Cafe and Pub feaRead more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

Grandview Tavern

$$$$·American·
Fort Mitchell
599 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Right across the border in Kentucky, the Grandview Tavern is a fun and charming spot for some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Every Saturday and Sunday, head into this hot spoRead more
95% recommended
Good for Groups in Cincinnati / Dayton

Symphony Hotel Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Over the Rhine
475 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
  • Romantic
In the heart of Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine district, the Symphony Hotel is an excellent choice for some upscale dining in the heart of Cincinnati. Be sure to try some of the menu'Read more
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Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
829 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
This entertaining and historic spot in the heart of Cincinnati is one of the best places for breakfast in the city. Brunch menus on the weekend focus heavily on Midwestern-specialtRead more
82% recommended

The Birch - In Terrace Park

$$$$·American·
Milford
37 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
A stylish and welcoming spot, the Birch in Terrace Park offers some of the most relaxing vibes in the city for its Sunday brunch service. Stop in to get some of the best breakfast Read more
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton

Matt the Miller's Tavern- Kenwood

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
473 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The local outpost of this Ohio tavern hot spot features some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Every Sunday, head in for the fabled Matt the Miller's brunch, one of the best optRead more
93% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton

BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Cincinnati
311 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
BrewRiver brings a taste of New Orleans to the heart of Cincinnati. This lively Creole-inspired spot boasts a full range of fun, exciting Southern-style favorites. The “It's AlwaysRead more
88% recommended
Hot Spot in Cincinnati / Dayton

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

$$$$·American·
Over the Rhine
179 reviews
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Comfort Food
A fascinating spot for “Frontier Food” in the heart of Cincinnati, Boomtown Biscuits and Whiskey is an entertaining throwback with an intriguing menu. Start with the French onion oRead more
94% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

French Crust Cafe & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Over the Rhine
413 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
A local favorite from the celebrated chef Jean-Robert de Cavel, French Crust is an elegant spot near Findlay Market with some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. For something forRead more
96% recommended

deSha's American Tavern

$$$$·American·
Montgomery
687 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
This stylish lodge in the Shops at Harper's Point is a cozy, homely spot for some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Head in during the Sunday brunch for a wide array of brunch fRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

$$$$·American·
Blue Ash
1,765 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Beer and brunch is an unbeatable combination. At Parkers Blue Ash Tavern, the two get featured and make up some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Select from one of the 17 diffeRead more
89% recommended

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Central Business District
1,785 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
An upscale neighborhood favorite in the heart of Cincinnati, a Nicholson's tagline states that “brunch makes everything better.” We can't disagree. The Nicholson's breakfast and brRead more
87% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Cincinnati / Dayton

Tano Bistro - Loveland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Loveland
1,121 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Tano Bistro is one of the best options for a relaxed outdoor-dining brunch meal in the heart of the city. Head out to nearby Loveland to grab a seat outside and people-watch duringRead more
93% recommended
Contemporary American in Cincinnati / Dayton

Brown Dog Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blue Ash
2,113 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
A local favorite in Blue Ash, the Brown Dog Cafe is a casual and relaxed place with some of the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Featuring a menu full of local dishes and ingredients,Read more
82% recommended
Great for Lunch in Cincinnati

BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood Exchange

$$$$·Italian·
Cincinnati
862 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
The local installment of this national-favorite Italian chain is one of the top options for the best breakfast in Cincinnati. Welcoming and stylish, the BRAVO Cucina Italiana is thRead more
87% recommended
Italian in Cincinnati

Maggiano's - Cincinnati

$$$$·Italian·
Cincinnati
6,354 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
The Cincinnati outpost of this national chain features some of the best family-style dining options in the United States. A lively and exciting place with a classic old-school inteRead more
95% recommended
Best Value in Cincinnati / Dayton