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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

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (56)
Special Occasion (56)
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Good for Birthdays (50)
Fun (50)
Bar Seating (38)
Good for Groups (38)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Hot Spot (28)
Romantic (27)
Happy Hour (27)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Business Meals (25)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Cozy (22)
People Watching (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Late-night Find (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Live Sports (12)
Authentic (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Local Ingredients (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Spicy (2)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 15 hours ago

Mid afternoon lunch at open air area - Tasty and great, fast service.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious food!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter Michael was great. He gave us plenty of time to decide on our dinner order. And make sure our drinks were properly made. We had a great time.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Nice waitress ... fast service

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was average and the menu was misleading. Two of the dishes were much hotter (spicier) than as advertised and the meals were not enjoyable

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·Dined 3 days ago

It was awesome. Had a seat with a great view! Food and service was more than I could have asked for!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

It was wonderful as always. I’ve never had a bad experience. The steak was amazing along with the angry mac and cheese. One of my all time favorite restaurants.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great. From the service Katie gave to the food and view !

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

the food was good but I didn't really like my squash wellington and it was hot in the room as more people came in.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Great view of the river. Food was fantastic.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Valentine’s Day dinner!! The evening was wondering and ending with free ride on the carousel!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Pork hock was amazing - Fish tacos were as well. A friend had the squash wellington - tasty, but not really my thing. Portion size is great !

Also had the pork belly poutine appetizer, its enough for a meal - Killer !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Went here for an early Valentine's Date. The menu had changed since the last time I visited and has a larger variety of spicy items that I couldn't eat due to dietary restrictions. The chicken salad I ordered was delicious and my husband's fish tacos looked amazing as well. Will definitely return again in the future.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I was very impressed. The food was delicious and the service was very accommodating. I was here celebrating a special occasion and we were set up with a beautiful view. I had no complaints and would highly recommend.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Going away party

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Very noisy in the restaurant....so much so that it was hard to converse at our table.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The kitchen brought out one incorrect order but our server fixed it immediately. Overall, nice time and good service.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Not very busy at our dining time food came out cold

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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great food, nice views of the river & The Great American ballpark.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Food was amazing! Great service, excellent location. Only downside was it was extremely noisy.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was good. Had a reservation and were seated promptly. The beer selection was great and everybody had something they likes. Our waitress was helpful and friendly. Food was good for the most. The only sour spot of the evening was when one of the beer battered onion ring was incompletely cooked and the batter powder was pouring from the middle. When pointed out to the waitress she did'nt seem to think of it as a problem and said that she will "let them know". Disappointing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a blast here. Great food, and usually loud enough to have a great time.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great Bar, Great Food, Great Beer and excellent customer service. Finding parking was the worst part, but worth the walk.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Casual, Great Beer, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food with a beautiful view!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Very loud. Hard to hold conversation. Food was excellent !

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The noise level was so loud we could barely hear each other talk. I ordered a salad with chicken and the chicken was so dry and had zero flavor. I will say that our server was great and the beer was good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good fish and chips, great tartar sauce. Great lunch spot - can’t wait for baseball season to hop out and right into ballpark. Good brew as always.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My fiance and I went here for dinner on a Sunday evening in January as we were in town visiting Cincinnati for the day and we absolutely loved this place. We were sat at a table with an excellent view of the Ohio River at night and it was just an all around great experience. The service was great and the timeliness of our waiter was fantastic. I tried one of their house craft beers and it was among some of the best craft beer I have ever had. We had their three layer dip which was a great appetizer. My fiance had the honey glazed chicken and I had the smothered chicken and we were both very happy with our selections. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is thinking of trying it out.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My wife and I love this place. Food is great and so is the drink menu.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food as always was fantastic. View awesome. noise can be loud when crowded but doesn’t interfere with ability to hear each other over dinner. Love this place!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Love going here with big parties! Great atmosphere, good food and awesome view.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were a party of 6. Our server was pleasant but non existent after our food arrived. We were unable to order additional drinks, our waters were not refilled . The noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation. I made the reservation and stated that is was a birthday celebration, our server mentioned the birthday as she picked up our check. It was a disappointing meal .

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Noise level was very high. Made it hard to carry on a conversation. We were on the lobby level.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We went for my wife’s birthday. It is an awesome restaurant. View of the river was spectacular. Food was awesome. We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was extremely good. There were 5 of us and all of the food was delicious. From Appetizers to desserts it was some of the best food. Great place for special occasions, Can be a little costly but worth every penny.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Celebrated birthdays. Caprese flatbread was delicious as well as the spaetzel with goat cheese & tomato. We ordered the Black Forest cake and s'mores for dessert. Both were to die for but the ice cream cake was amazing!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice, had a great view of the river, it was perfect!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoy this restaurant because of the excellent food and service. Even on a weekend, it is relatively easy to get a table because it is such a big space. Highly recommend!

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Spicy, Quick Bite, Fun, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Great place, beautiful view

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The waitresses were awesome that we had! We had a huge group (14 people) and all of us left happy! The food was excellent. Thank you!!

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