The Swire Inn

4.6
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135 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
TheSwire In has develped a good reputation for quality and value. Whether you choose our best selling Pot Roast, Deviled Eggs, or our award winning specialty cocktails you will be served by an attentive team that is always happy to see you!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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Shannon
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our waitress, Autumn was fantastic. Josh made an amazing Old Fashioned that was worthy of a second. Will definitely be back.

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Diane
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite lunch spot. The service and food are outstanding and the patio dining area is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning inside & out. The food & drinks were top notch! Great for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Chicken and waffles were outstanding. Nice beer selection. Service was somewhat slow.

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VikkiL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience3

I had heard many things about your cauliflower crust flatbread. I wanted to try it for myself. I was not impressed. I got the barbecue chicken flatbread with caramelized onions. It had very few ingredients and was basically tasteless.

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DeeAnneL
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Enjoyed dinner with my daughter while she done her homework. Waiter was very nice and intentive. Overall a fantastic experience. Really enjoyed our dinner. We will definitely be back.

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Diane
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had the patio to ourselves. It was a beautiful day,with delicious food and good friends.
We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch with my wife, sat outside on the patio, nice area, relaxing lunch, good food, good service ( OLIVIA was awesome)⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️😋

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and the food, service, and cocktails were amazing. We will definitely be back.

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit , waitress was attentive , food was good

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DonnaG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outstand, service was great. Food came out maybe a bit too fast, but that was fine. Brussel sprout appetizer was outstanding!

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vipSherryL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor setting on patio, complete with sunset and acoustic music. Seeing old friends and making new ones is a delight usually reserved for vacations. Very clean, tables well spaced. Servers masked and ready to take care of your drink and culinary needs. Great memories were made that night!!

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JordanC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. We enjoy the patio seating. Delicious food and great service!

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KristopherB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was great.

The chicken and waffles was amazing.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time but won’t be our last time. We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere!

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Rick
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit but definitely not the last. Excellent service and a great place. Full of history.

Food was very good, drinks were well made and a comfortable atmosphere. I recommend it for drinks, dinner or just socializing.

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Shawnh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The crispy chicken sandwich was very tasty. The pineapple cocktail tasted great. The outside was nice with plenty of shade. The service was perfect. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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MollieC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG the Swire Inn is the best around!! I had the pot roast that melted in my mouth and also the deviled eggs. I highly recommend. Also, I hear Chuck Evans plays there. Could you tell me when he’s scheduled again?? Keep up the great service and food quality!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience this evening. Service was impeccable and the food spectacular with respectable prices. Will definitely be back and highly recomend

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AnnM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating. Very good overall

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vipSalvador
Cincinnati
34 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it is in the middle of Middletown in a Historical Building in an area my wife used to frequent years ago, nice place, moderate, good Pot roast and stuff, full size bar and a nice patio, it is not fancy , but very comfortable , very nice, we will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Swire Inn! Excellent food at a great value.

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GaryT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great weather for dining outdoors. We had an excellent waitress and food was great. We had bread pudding and apple pie for dessert which was outstanding. Also really enjoyed the entertainment Rick & Ashley Acoustic!

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TerryR
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress and good food

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SusanK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and loved it!!! Would definitely go back again!!

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CprTp
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and quality, value. Brie and Josh provided excellent, efficient service and personalized attention. The green beer was...well...GREEN! John greets customers as friends. THE SWIRE never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was really good, and there were plenty of vegetarian options! My husband said that the pot roast was the best he’s ever had! Our server was awesome and talked to us about how much the areas has grown and continues growing. We will definitely be back!

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JakeR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding. Our waiter seemed distracted for quite a while but other than that we will definitely return. Great find in Middletown!

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TammyH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic server! Very attentive to anything we needed. The food was excellent. Atmosphere is nice too. We sat at a high top table in the pub area and it was relaxing. I ordered the special which was crab cakes and asparagus. It was perfect and very fully. My husband had the fish and chips. Delicious! We will definitely go again. We are anxious to visit when the weather is nice to try out the patio.

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vipJRGS
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Visited the Inn yesterday. The value of the food was good. We had deviled egg and Brie cheese for appetizers. They were nothing out of the ordinary. They were okay. Our appetizers were delivered to the table with our salads. I found that to be odd. I would have preferred one at a time. The ambiance was, we were in the front room which was very cold. We had to wear our jackets to finish our meals. Our dinner was delivered to the table before we even finished our appetizers and salad. Our dinners were fish and chips and pot roast. These were nothing our of the ordinary. So we felt the experience was mediocre.

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Kathy
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The Swire Inn is quaint and adorable. Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff and quick service. All the food was good and prepared as requested. Our only complaint was the quality of the New York strip. We both ordered the steak special, and both steaks were pretty tough and grisly. The shrimp, risotto and asparagus were all delicious, though. Will probably try a fish dish on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were really busy with it being Valentines Day so we we’re seated upstairs which I thought was even better because it doesn’t seem to be as loud up stairs but we could still hear the music.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was the 5th time going there, we always enjoy it, total my friends at work about it. Mark

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CprTp
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite a large crowd our service and food were perfect! Thanks Logan and Josh❣️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Felt bad for the server. Restaurant took way to many reservations and completely overbooked themselves. Sat for 20 mins before anyone took our drink order, got food an hour later. Josh, not sure if he was a manager, tried to explain why the service was so poor and made the comment 6:30 was not a good time for a reservation. Really?? Then why did the restaurant you work at confirmed three weeks ago ! What a very inexperience statement to say. He then kept saying how busy they were and I calmly said “that’s not my problem”. . Josh needs to go thru training and know when to just apologize and move on. Not sure I’ll be back.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I knew it would be very busy as there was a show at The Sorg that night. Server was very friendly but seemed extremely overwhelmed and flustered. I was covering the bill for my party of 6 and stopped him by the restrooms to make sure I received the bill...he said no problem. I went to the restroom and came back and the bill had been left with the table. I was able to fight for it and pay, but it hadn’t been but 5 minutes. He must’ve easily forgotten just like that!

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Littlelady73159
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Swire Inn has a varied menu, with something for everyone. Anything we've ordered there has been delicious, and nicely plated. We like the maple bourbon glazed salmon, shepherd's pie, prime rib, and the pot roast is to die for! Cocktails are good, and a nice beer selection. Service is always good, too. I recommend making reservations, especially on the weekend.

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vipNanny68
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time!

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DavidM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice building great service good drinks good meal not many choices on the menu and tough to find parking lot behind the building

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place was OK...nothing special! I have had better clam chowder at work in the cafeteria. Cooper's Hawk has much better Brussel sprouts also.

FAQs

The Swire Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 318-9922.

The Swire Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.