Moerlein Lager House

4.4
3274 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American
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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
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Phone number
(513) 421-2337
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nathan Whittington
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mehring Way
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Parking details
City parking garage directly beneath the restaurant. Closest entrance on Mehring Way between the river and the restaurant.
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
What 3274 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It a great location before attending a Reds game. We have been doing is for several years.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent beer for beer lovers!!!!! Food was fantastic but took a while to come out. One of the kitchens was closed so food was a little slow getting to us but was delicious. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and the views are spectacular!!! Great place for a get together or to pre-game before a Cincy sporting event.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

I know the restaurant was busy before reds game, but it was so loud we couldn't hear each other - and we were at a table for 6

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

After being seated for 15 minutes, we had to ask the manager to find someone to wait on us. Then she only stopped at our table 1 time during our meal. It was so loud in there, you could hardly talk. Our food was mediocre. We probably won’t go there again.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

service was extremely slow, servers overworked.
Three of five meals were incorrect when delivered.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

A group of friends went before a Reds game. I had the cheese and charcuterie board (withonly cheese as I'm allergic to processed meats) and it was fine ad I had a late lunch. I love Moerlein's Barbarossa Doule Dark beer so I had that as well. Everyone seemed pleased with there meal. My only complaint is that it was very loud in the restaurant and was difficult for us to have a conversation. It was too hot to sit outside.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an outstanding waiter to handle a large party of 11 - he was great. Food was good but salad was very limited on the amount of blackened chicken.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

While the food was good and the service was good, the noise level was almost intolerable. Not only was the noise from the patrons bouncing off the walls, the music was extremely loud.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had great experience and seating. Our server was wonderful and food was great!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating Father’s Day and the service was fantastic with outstanding food. Always a wonderful experience!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Took my husband and son to Moerlein Lager House for Father's Day. We had a reservation, and had a short wait for them to clear a table. Even without a reservation, we probably would have been seated quickly since there was no Reds game in town that day. Almost anywhere you sit, there is a gorgeous view of the river. Our waitress was friendly. My husband and son got the same sandwich - I wish I could remember the name of it because they both really liked it. I think it had barbecue and sausage on it. I had a wedge salad, which was good, and a bowl of the corn chowder, which I did not enjoy. It was gloppy, not creamy at all, too salty and had very little corn in it. I've had it before when it was better, so maybe this just wasn't a good batch. All in all, I like this place.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great choice for Sunday brunch / lunch, dining outside on the river. Side patio has plenty of shade and river gives you a breeze. The view enhanced the food - great black bean burger and biscuits and gravy. Wide beer selection, and the server will bring you a taste if you're not sure what you like. Overall, definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Before Luke Bryan Concert and all great! Table ready & food and service good & timely. Amazing you handle the traffic flow the way you do .
ALLIE is a GREAT waitress!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We had tickets to see Luke Bryan and wanted to get a bite to eat before the concert - we were with another couple and saw several people we know who had the same idea!! It was a lot of fun and the food was good the beer was cold ( i enjoyed the “strawberry Pig” ) we had a good time and actually stayed longer than we planned but arrived to Great American Ball Park where the concert was held to catch the last half of Sam Hunt who was opening for Luke Bryan!! I love The Moerline House and we had a great time

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I had called twice to update our reservation from 4 people to 6 people and then to move the time from 5 to 5:45. When our party of 6 arrived we were told that there was no seating for 6 and that our reservation was for 4 people. We walked by no fewer than 6 empty tables for 6 or more - only to be told we had to sit outside in 95 degree heat. It was miserable. The food is really heavy and everything is smothered in cheese or sauce. For some bizarre the pulled pork had sliced hotdog in it. The food was mediocre at best. I’m sure being outside on the hottest day of summer did nothing to improve our appetites. Server was pleasant enough.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We had a great dinner with a good view of the river as well as the Reds stadium. The staff was on the ball, food was excellent and the atmosphere was very chill.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great experience little slow but understaffed and the waitress was very nice.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Fathers Day

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our group dinner at Moerlein was fantastic! Everyone had a wonderful time...food was good, my request for a window table for 12 was honored, and service was fast and friendly.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great for a large group - particularly at the last minute, due to the size and multi levels.
Nice atmosphere - great for family dining - good for ALL ages!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The noise level was deafening!!! Our food was good. I felt the service could have been more accommodating. The waitress brought my gin and tonic without a lime. The bartender should have known better.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent location next to Great American Ballpark. Food was excellent. Service outstanding. Tasty beer selection. Good prices for menu and selection. Made this Cardinal fan look forward to returning!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We made a reservation at 8 to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday. We finished our activities in the city much sooner than anticipated so we showed up about 3 hours early and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The view of the river is beautiful, the servers have been wonderful every time we’ve been there and we absolutely love the food.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I had the prime rib and a friend had the shrimp and grits. Both were great! Definitely will return.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Made a reservation for a birthday with a request for seating upstairs - told when we got there that they “missed” that and we would have to wait another 45 minutes. Linda, the waitress, needs to consider a career that doesn’t involve serving the public - she doesn’t seem to like people very much.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I was impressed with the service, we walked up and were seated right on time. I overheard others who arrived the same time we did say the wait was an hour. Thank you opentable. The food and service was good, we really liked the location (right across the street from the ballpark). We will definitely use opentable from now on for reservations.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service was great but it was really loud. There was 6 of us and the people on the ends couldn't hear each other without yelling.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a great time. It's a great place to go before a Reds or Bengals game. The service and food don't disappoint.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Stopped in before the Reds game. Food was very good and a table by the window with
a great view of Park and the River was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Good was good. Service swift. Wish they would bring back the lager bread as an appetizer.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We sat outside on the second floor and had a very nice dining experience! The waiter was nice and the food was good.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Food was quite good, salad portions were enormous (smoked salmon & grain salads were ordered), beer selection interesting (need more dark beers, IMO). Overall, a good place to take an out of town visitor to get a sense of Cincinnati's ambiance.

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3.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Kitchen service was very and slow and waiter didn't come around much. Talked to manager as we were leaving and they took care of things for us... we will be back again.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

awesome as usual!---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Anniversary 28 years

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a wonderful experience, service was exceptional and the food came out hot and delicious! I highly recommend, ask for Michael.. he is awesome!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My son found hair in his food, and wasn’t even offered a free dessert or voucher for return visit for the inconvenience of having to wait another 25 minutes for his food! Very disappointed in this.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Our server, Teresa, was outstanding!

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2018

They could do better on accommodating and understanding people w allergies...

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service was the best I have had in a very long time. Everyone was wonderful.

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