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Guidebook for Independence

Zack

Guidebook for Independence

Food Scene
Sure it's a national chain, but we still love it. It's quaint, quiet, friendly, with a great atmosphere and "good-ole-boy" hearty coma inducing breakfasts. It's a classic.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
7399 Turfway Road
Sure it's a national chain, but we still love it. It's quaint, quiet, friendly, with a great atmosphere and "good-ole-boy" hearty coma inducing breakfasts. It's a classic.
This is a local BBQ chain that we love. We eat here often. It's fast, has a great atmosphere and the North Carolina Pulled Pork 1/2 sandwich is killer. We could eat it until we were dead. citybbq.com
City Barbeque and Catering
8026 Burlington Pike
This is a local BBQ chain that we love. We eat here often. It's fast, has a great atmosphere and the North Carolina Pulled Pork 1/2 sandwich is killer. We could eat it until we were dead. citybbq.com
We've heard all kinds of great things about this pizza place. Known more so for it's pizza and not it's restaurant it comes highly recommended.
Jet's Pizza
7220 Burlington Pike
We've heard all kinds of great things about this pizza place. Known more so for it's pizza and not it's restaurant it comes highly recommended.
Love spicy American Chinese food? You'll love this place. Probably the spiciest food in the Cincy metro. It's a small humble little hole in the wall ran by very nice folks who love their customers.
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recommandé par les habitants
Amerasia
521 Madison Avenue
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recommandé par les habitants
Love spicy American Chinese food? You'll love this place. Probably the spiciest food in the Cincy metro. It's a small humble little hole in the wall ran by very nice folks who love their customers.
The #1 reason to come to Cincy... Taste of Belgium waffles. O-M-G. Enough said. Go early enough that you can make two rounds and try both the chocolate and the strawberry. Yummmmm ...
Taste of Belgium
1801 Race St # 9
The #1 reason to come to Cincy... Taste of Belgium waffles. O-M-G. Enough said. Go early enough that you can make two rounds and try both the chocolate and the strawberry. Yummmmm ...
Two words ... mac and cheese.
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recommandé par les habitants
Keystone Bar & Grill
313 Greenup Street
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recommandé par les habitants
Two words ... mac and cheese.
Great burgers! Great rugged bar atmosphere with great service and a great location. Save room for Graters Ice Cream just around the corner.
Arthur's
3516 Edwards Road
Great burgers! Great rugged bar atmosphere with great service and a great location. Save room for Graters Ice Cream just around the corner.
Awesome authentic Mexican food. We eat here often. Reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere. There's plenty of parking at Vine and E Court St.
Taqueria Mercado Cincinnati
100 East 8th Street
Awesome authentic Mexican food. We eat here often. Reasonable prices and a friendly atmosphere. There's plenty of parking at Vine and E Court St.
Small, quaint, simple, affordable, down to earth, and boy oh boy do they make some tasty burgers. They also have great turkey, veggie and bun-less burger options. I'd eat here everyday if I could.
715 Madison Ave
715 Madison Ave
Small, quaint, simple, affordable, down to earth, and boy oh boy do they make some tasty burgers. They also have great turkey, veggie and bun-less burger options. I'd eat here everyday if I could.
Totally unassuming little coffee shop with an amazing space. They make phenomenal coffee/smoothies. Travel deeper through the space to find the book store and the outdoor courtyard in the back.
1331 Main St
1331 Main St
Totally unassuming little coffee shop with an amazing space. They make phenomenal coffee/smoothies. Travel deeper through the space to find the book store and the outdoor courtyard in the back.
Higher end, uber delicious, mexican influenced grub. They've got everything from tacos to tequilas to whiskey.
1213 Vine St
1213 Vine St
Higher end, uber delicious, mexican influenced grub. They've got everything from tacos to tequilas to whiskey.
Need a quick American-Chinese food fix? This is where we like to go. It has a very sizeable buffet, a nice space, is affordable, is easy to get to, and even has a mini sushi and mongolian grill.
Pavilion Parkway
Need a quick American-Chinese food fix? This is where we like to go. It has a very sizeable buffet, a nice space, is affordable, is easy to get to, and even has a mini sushi and mongolian grill.
Authentic German food in the German part of Cincy. With a beer garden to boot, this experience is not to be missed.
302 E University Ave
302 E University Ave
Authentic German food in the German part of Cincy. With a beer garden to boot, this experience is not to be missed.
A great little coffee shop owned by sports legend - turned tv star - turned ad agency CEO, Dhani Jones. Located in the heart of Mount Adams, this is a favorite of Zack's and comes highly recommended.
1101 St Gregory St
1101 St Gregory St
A great little coffee shop owned by sports legend - turned tv star - turned ad agency CEO, Dhani Jones. Located in the heart of Mount Adams, this is a favorite of Zack's and comes highly recommended.
Despite its ho-hum name, if you've come looking for a classic old-world European pub, look no further. The atmosphere is great and the food's good too.
938 Hatch St
938 Hatch St
Despite its ho-hum name, if you've come looking for a classic old-world European pub, look no further. The atmosphere is great and the food's good too.
Everything Else
Sure, you could eat the "local" ice cream. Or you could just admit to yourself that what you really want CSC. Do yourself a favor and get the Mud-Pie Mojo. Add nuts and a brownie. Thank me later.
Cold Stone Creamery
1 Levee Way
Sure, you could eat the "local" ice cream. Or you could just admit to yourself that what you really want CSC. Do yourself a favor and get the Mud-Pie Mojo. Add nuts and a brownie. Thank me later.
Sightseeing
This is a local partially outdoor mall connected to the Newport Aquarium. It's on the river and offers perfect Cincy skyline views. Park here and walk the bridge across the river to downtown Cincy.
Newport on Levee - In
This is a local partially outdoor mall connected to the Newport Aquarium. It's on the river and offers perfect Cincy skyline views. Park here and walk the bridge across the river to downtown Cincy.
Wanna see Cincy from a unique perspective? Travel up the tiny European style streets of the German inspired village of Mt Adams for a great view of the city, the river, Kentucky, and beyond.
Celestial Street
Wanna see Cincy from a unique perspective? Travel up the tiny European style streets of the German inspired village of Mt Adams for a great view of the city, the river, Kentucky, and beyond.
Cincy's most visited park. The large sprawling park has gorgeous tree lined walking paths, rolling hills, ponds, bridges, and a phenomenal view of the Ohio river and Kentucky from up on Lake Drive.
Lake Drive
Cincy's most visited park. The large sprawling park has gorgeous tree lined walking paths, rolling hills, ponds, bridges, and a phenomenal view of the Ohio river and Kentucky from up on Lake Drive.
The Krohn Conservatory is a small but gorgeous conservatory filled with plants ranging from the rainforest to the desert. It's truly a hidden gem in Cincy. It's located within the beautiful Eden Park.
1501 Eden Park Dr
1501 Eden Park Dr
The Krohn Conservatory is a small but gorgeous conservatory filled with plants ranging from the rainforest to the desert. It's truly a hidden gem in Cincy. It's located within the beautiful Eden Park.
One of a kind museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters & animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. This is a very popular place to visit in Cincy.
Creation Museum
2800 Bullittsburg Church Rd
One of a kind museum that brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters & animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. This is a very popular place to visit in Cincy.
Community operated organic farm that's been in operation since 1873. It's a bit of a drive at 45min but totally worth it with lots of trees, fields, animals, walking areas, and fresh produce for sale!
7400 Given Rd
7400 Given Rd
Community operated organic farm that's been in operation since 1873. It's a bit of a drive at 45min but totally worth it with lots of trees, fields, animals, walking areas, and fresh produce for sale!
A great little aquarium located in the up 'n coming Newport-on-the-Levee. There's tons of shopping and restaurants in this area. What better to do after going to the aquarium than fill up on seafood.
1 Aquarium Way
1 Aquarium Way
A great little aquarium located in the up 'n coming Newport-on-the-Levee. There's tons of shopping and restaurants in this area. What better to do after going to the aquarium than fill up on seafood.
I've never actually tried this but I see tons of people touring the city on segways. http://www.segwayofcincinnati.com/
1150 Vine St
1150 Vine St
I've never actually tried this but I see tons of people touring the city on segways. http://www.segwayofcincinnati.com/
This is the "in" park where events are happening all year long. It's rare to drive by and not find something happening. It's a really nice park, too.
1230 Elm St
1230 Elm St
This is the "in" park where events are happening all year long. It's rare to drive by and not find something happening. It's a really nice park, too.
Essentials
Findlay Market is unlike any other. Known for it's many unique vendors selling every kind of fresh food you could want, it's a must see locale. Visit early on a Friday or weekend for best results.
Findlay Market
1801 Race Street
Findlay Market is unlike any other. Known for it's many unique vendors selling every kind of fresh food you could want, it's a must see locale. Visit early on a Friday or weekend for best results.
Not only the closest grocery store but also the largest around. It's about an 8 minute drive from the house and houses a pharmacy and a Starbucks. Woohoo!
2070 Declaration Dr
2070 Declaration Dr
Not only the closest grocery store but also the largest around. It's about an 8 minute drive from the house and houses a pharmacy and a Starbucks. Woohoo!
Arts & Culture
We've gone horseback riding at this lovely farm and just love the friendly atmosphere and down to earth owners. Located in Burlington, KY (famous for its antique shops). Ask for Donna.
3300 Burlington Pike
3300 Burlington Pike
We've gone horseback riding at this lovely farm and just love the friendly atmosphere and down to earth owners. Located in Burlington, KY (famous for its antique shops). Ask for Donna.
A great big beautiful, historic and always entertaining museum located in the old Union Terminal building. Check out all the details here: http://www.cincymuseum.org/
1301 Western Ave
1301 Western Ave
A great big beautiful, historic and always entertaining museum located in the old Union Terminal building. Check out all the details here: http://www.cincymuseum.org/
Shopping
Vine Street is an up-'n'-coming neighborhood being gentrified into a very hip and fun place to shop and eat. There are many interesting and unique shops along side new restaurants popping up everyday.
Vine Street
Vine Street is an up-'n'-coming neighborhood being gentrified into a very hip and fun place to shop and eat. There are many interesting and unique shops along side new restaurants popping up everyday.
A total gem of a find for mens clothing. It's a very small boutique run by a crazy nice guy, Jerod. It's urban hipster meets uptown rap.
621 Scott Blvd
621 Scott Blvd
A total gem of a find for mens clothing. It's a very small boutique run by a crazy nice guy, Jerod. It's urban hipster meets uptown rap.
One of the most stylish places for womens fashion in all of Cincy. Sloane has been featured on many magazines and offers very unique and American made brands based largely out of LA.
1216 Vine St
1216 Vine St
One of the most stylish places for womens fashion in all of Cincy. Sloane has been featured on many magazines and offers very unique and American made brands based largely out of LA.
Eclectic, colorful and fun womens clothing with many sustainable options as well. This place has a lot to choose from.
1435 Main St
1435 Main St
Eclectic, colorful and fun womens clothing with many sustainable options as well. This place has a lot to choose from.
Yup, it's just what it sounds like. They sell/make frames for art. However I totally recommend stopping by even if you're not in need of a frame as this boutique shop is hip and uber interesting.
1317 Main St
1317 Main St
Yup, it's just what it sounds like. They sell/make frames for art. However I totally recommend stopping by even if you're not in need of a frame as this boutique shop is hip and uber interesting.
Don't need custom letterpress while you're in town? No need. Stop in anyway and say hi to the eclectic owner and buy some of his amazing postcards or birthday cards. Or ask him to explain the presses.
1342 Main St
1342 Main St
Don't need custom letterpress while you're in town? No need. Stop in anyway and say hi to the eclectic owner and buy some of his amazing postcards or birthday cards. Or ask him to explain the presses.
On your way to/from our house, you'll likely drive right by this little gem. It's a farmers market with everything from belgium waffles, to fresh made local ice cream to fresh Italian baked goods.
10038 Sam Neace Dr
10038 Sam Neace Dr
On your way to/from our house, you'll likely drive right by this little gem. It's a farmers market with everything from belgium waffles, to fresh made local ice cream to fresh Italian baked goods.