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About Moerlein Lager House

The heritage of Cincinnati's storied brewing history comes alive along
the banks of the Ohio River at this world-class restaurant and brewery.

Prominently situated in the dynamic Smale Riverfront Park, the Moerlein Lager House offers a guest experience unlike any other—a working microbrewery producing a full line of Moerlein craft brews, and delectable fare featuring grain spent breads, hand-carved sandwiches, and smoked rotisserie meats… foods reminiscent of those served in the city’s celebrated 19th century beer gardens.

115 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Gastro Pub, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Mehring Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(513) 421-2337

Website:
http://www.moerleinlagerhouse.com/

Parking Details:
City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Whittington

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Moerlein Lager House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (61)
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Good for a Date (58)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Bar Seating (52)
Vibrant Bar Scene (41)
Comfort Food (40)
Business Meals (37)
People Watching (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Hot Spot (33)
Live Sports (33)
Happy Hour (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Creative Cuisine (30)
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Romantic (23)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
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Healthy (5)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great view. Alot of Cincy history.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and delicious food!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The chicken tortilla soup was cold and possibly the worst I have ever had. The waitress got our order wrong. It was a huge disappointment.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Met friends from Lexington. Halfway point for us both. First time there but won’t be the last.
Food was great, service was even better,great time and great location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

We just went and saw the Cincinnati Pops Holiday Show and chose Moerlein as the after show dining experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Our server, Tae was fabulous!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere, wonderfully friendly staff but to food was disappointing. My asparagus was over cooked, limp and flavorless. The brussel sprouts were salty. The Mac n cheese was flavorful so overall I would say comfort food place, not the place to go for a healthy meal.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Casual, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Always good food and good atmosphere. Enjoy dining here.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great for before Bengals game. Quick, fast service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Live Sports, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Overall it was good. Waitress seemed a little distracted.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

It was so loud we couldn’t even talk across the table. We were disappointed after having such a lovely visit in June. Next time I’ll be sure to ask to be seated upstairs. Downstairs is just too loud. We measured 86.8 decibels! Food, service and view are great. Such a shame to spoil it.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I have eaten here several times, and while the setting is great, the beers always interesting, and the service above average, I just never seem to enjoy my meal. I've tried most of the "customer favorites" and also tried going a little different, but it's always a near miss for me. Most recently I had the blackened chicken salad, a giant bowl full to overflowing with your basic lettuce with a scattering of toppings and a chicken breast that was the palest "blackened" item I've ever had, to the point of almost being underdone. Just sort of ok is how I'd describe the food.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

A truly one of a kind place! Great romantic atmosphere, even better view, fantastically unique menu.

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and great service- spectacular food . The filet was delicious I don’t remember the last time my son ate so quickly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Scenic View, Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is the noisiest restaurant ever, in the world. I will be back, but I will definitely bring ear plugs. Food was great, service was good. Seating was 20 minutes past our reservation time (not good). Also— bourbon is HUGE right now! Jump on the bandwagon and get some more variety. And for the classy in all of us, an Old Fashioned has Luxardo cherries, not Maraschino.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fun place to go. Very large beer selection and the food is very good. Can be a little on the expensive side depending on what you order. About the only thing is the noise. When they are busy (most of the time) it is very very noisy inside. With the modern design everything is metal or wood and nothing soft to absorb the sound. It would be nice if they could add some sound proofing to reduce the noise levels.

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Putain is delicious. It don't bother with the Montecristo. It's too greasy

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We had a wonderful time! The food and service was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The overall experience was very satisfying. Staff was great and the portions were very large. Would definitely visit this place again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fish and Chips excellent. Enjoyed Holiday beer brew

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The menu is eclectic and includes many fine choices whether it be a sandwich or complete dinner meal. Service was excellent. It was crowded as this was Saturday evening, but the noise level gave an energetic lift.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Great Beer, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The triple dip appetizer was yummy! Carly was a great server.

Instagram post- Watching OSU at Moerlein...

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The view was definitely the best part of the evening. We made our reservations with Open Table - that was easy; 7PM on a Friday night. We were seated right away. Our server was a little brash, which I did not appreciate. I ordered the German Sausage Platter. It was boring, underwhelming and unremarkable. The other three dining with me were satisfied with their steaks.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food and service! It was too dark to see much of the scenery but our out of town friends enjoyed the ambiance. A couple of large groups were near us and a bit noisy but we still had a great time.

Tags: Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a good spot, but food service this time was poor. Messed up an appetizer, one entree order was unavailable, one entree order came out 10 minutes before the other four entrees. To their credit, manager comp'd us appetizer.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nice view with good quality pub fare and above. Very good server. Loud at peak times, for chatting go at off-hours

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Will was amazing! Been coming here for a few years and have never had a bad experience. Thank you for all you do for your customers!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Great Beer, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Last minute idea to go see a band & get dinner somewhere. We decided Lager House was perfect! I downloaded the open table app & made reservations right from my phone, it couldn’t have been easier. We’ve been there before & knew it was great food, drink, & service. It didn’t disappoint! I highly recommend the baby back ribs, delicious!!

Tags: Scenic View, Live Sports, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service from Linda. I requested a table with a view and was thrilled with our table. Perfect way to celebrate a birthday with lots of options for after dinner fun close by!

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Upon seating us - it was obvious that the table had not been cleaned nor the area around it. There were green beans, fries and what looked like maybe bread that you had to step through to get into the booth seat. We had to flag down the manager to order drinks and find a waiter. Overall the restaurant was very noisy, unable to carry on a conversation, the food was good, but for a bill of approx. $50 per person for hamburgers, no alcohol, I didn't feel that it was worth it.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I had the balsamic tofu dish. The tofu was very very bland.

The wine was good and the service was great.

The ambiance was ok, not great, but not terrible.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

They clearly didn’t read my reservation requests through the open table app.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Even though our reservation requested a window seat, we had to wait an additional 20minutes for a table there. Food was outstanding- excellent taste and portions. However, our service was very disappointing- had to contact the manager d/t our waitress would frequently pass our table without checking on things, didn't bring promised refills or beer samples. She took our order, but other staff brought out salads, the appetizer and our food. Have been here before, and it is one of my favorite dinner places- so we will definitely be back, but not a great experience this time.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, People Watching, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent craft beers, open / spacious, lively atmosphere and food flavorful, but slightly overpriced.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pase un lindo cumpleaños

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was absolutely fabulous. We were there for my daughter's 21st birthday, and they had some interesting cocktails to choose from. We started with a charcuterie board which was great. The shrimp & grits was the best we'd ever had. The grilled cheese and shortrib sandwich was also very tasty. We all tasted each other's food and everything was delicious. The view of the river at night was very pretty. It is fairly loud in here. It IS a lager house, not a quiet romantic type of place - but I think a few acoustic tweaks could make a difference as it was kinda hard to hear each other talk across the booth. I would definitely go recommend this place for the food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The seafood is frozen and came from somewhere that did not know how to freeze fish properly. The service is good, but please, only order Italian food only!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a party of 6, generally the Service was good. A guy delivered a Prime Rib plate without a steak knife, exited without checking to make sure order was complete. Had to flag another waitress down for a knife. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

They made the best Irish Coffees !!! Food was very good overall but the Prime Rib seem a bit tough. Need to do something more with the music in the background, something that adds to the atmosphere not distract from it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Seasonal
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