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 our Tastemaker List. 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

The Golden Lamb

$$$$·American·
Lebanon
3,286 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Worth the Drive
  • 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
98% recommended
American in Cincinnati
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CWC, the Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Wyoming
207 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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
94% recommended
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Urban Grill on Main

$$$$·American·
Newtown
611 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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
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Ferrari's Little Italy

$$$$·Italian·
Madeira
1,643 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
99% recommended
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Cozy's Cafe and Pub

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Liberty Township
1,376 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
93% recommended
Healthy in Cincinnati
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Grandview Tavern

$$$$·American·
Fort Mitchell
642 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
90% recommended

Symphony Hotel Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Over the Rhine
475 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
91% recommended
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Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Cincinnati
930 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
91% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Cincinnati / Dayton

The Birch - In Terrace Park

$$$$·American·
Milford
99 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
Great for Lunch in Cincinnati / Dayton
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BrewRiver Creole Kitchen

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
Cincinnati
461 reviews
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
84% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

$$$$·American·
Over the Rhine
247 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
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
95% recommended
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French Crust Cafe & Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary French·
Over the Rhine
458 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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
97% recommended
Best Overall in Cincinnati / Dayton
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deSha's American Tavern

$$$$·American·
Montgomery
850 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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
97% recommended
Great for Lunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
Central Business District
1,880 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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
95% recommended
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Tano Bistro - Loveland

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Loveland
1,326 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Cincinnati / Dayton

Brown Dog Cafe

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blue Ash
2,293 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
96% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Cincinnati / Dayton
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Maggiano's - Cincinnati

$$$$·Italian·
Cincinnati
6,546 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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
97% recommended
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Matt the Miller's Tavern- Kenwood

$$$$·Pub·
Cincinnati
539 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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
91% recommended
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Parkers Blue Ash Tavern

$$$$·American·
Blue Ash
1,843 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
90% recommended
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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Cincinnati - Rookwood Exchange - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Cincinnati
940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
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
85% recommended
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