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Weekend Late Night Dining in Cincinnati


Weekend Late Night Dining in Cincinnati

Joe's Diner in Over-the-Rhine. Photo Courtesy of Metromix

Here's a list, by area, of Cincinnati restaurants open late night on weekends.

Downtown Cincinnati/Over-the-Rhine

Via Vite

This downtown upscale Italian restaurant features an "after show" menu on Friday and Saturday nights. It's an ideal spot for a late night treat after a special evening.

Special late night menu Friday and Saturdays from 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

520 Vine Street, Downtown Cincinnati, 513-721-8483

Mr. Sushi

This laidback, no-frills sushi place serves creative rolls and sashimi.

Open Friday and Saturday until 2:30 a.m.

580 Walnut Street, 513-827-9345

Shanghai Mamas

Shanghai Mama's has been a popular late night spot in downtown Cincinnati for more than a decade. Their menu is extensive and features unique spins on Chinese favorites as well as classics like chow mein and egg foo young.

Open Friday and Saturday until 3 a.m.

216 East Sixth Street, 513-241-7777

Gilpin's Bagel and Deli

Sometimes you just have to have a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Gilpin's has a huge selection of bagels that rival any you'll find in New York, and when you order one at 2 a.m. you may feel like you're in the city that never sleeps.

Open Wednesday-Saturday until 3 a.m.

37 East 7th Street, 513-421-4223

Joe's Diner on Sycamore

Located conveniently in the Main Street entertainment district in Over-the-Rhine, patrons of Neon's, MOTR, and other OTR bars can enjoy a late night meal without having to drive someplace or catch a cab.

Open Monday-Thursday until 3 a.m., Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m.

1203 Sycamore Street, 513-421-5637

Northern Kentucky


LaBadiya, located off I-75 in Erlanger, Kentucky, is a new restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and fresh juices.

Open Friday and Saturday until 4 a.m.

599 Donaldson Highway, 859-898-0203

The Anchor

The Anchor may be Cincinnati's quintessential late night dive. Open 24-hours, guests come for the kitschy atmosphere (complete with a stage on a wall that features dancing Barbie Dolls), and return for inexpensive breakfast platters, mammoth double-deckers, and great service.

438 Pike Street, Covington, 859-431-9498

Mount Lookout

Dancing Wasabi

The Dancing Wasabi on Mount Lookout Square, is a popular sushi place - usually crowded from the time it opens until the early morning hours, thanks to their inexpensive sushi menu.

Open Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.

1018 Delta Avenue, 513-533-9218

Lucy Blue

Lucy Blue serves up pizza slices at three locations in Mount Lookout, Downtown, and Covington until the wee-hours of the morning. Slices are huge and cheap. If you've knocked back a few, try a slice with a can of Hoist, a drink designed to help ward off hangovers.

Open Wednesday-Saturday until 3 a.m. See website for hours at the other locations.

Mount Lookout: 3200 Linwood Avenue, 513-321-2540

Downtown: 1128 Walnut Street, 513-241-8350,35 East 7th Street, 513-381-7777

Covington: 611 Main Street, 859-581-3555

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