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Tucker's Restaurant

1637 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Thu 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • No Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“The last true diner”

Tucker's has been dishing out food since 1946 and is well-known amongst Cincinnatians. Joe Tucker, the owner, has become famous for socializing with his guests. Tucker's is legendary for being the restaurant to go to for breakfast. Although, it's nowhere near a five star restaurant, it counts four star (five star before he left to open his own restaurant) chef Jean-Robert de Cavel.

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Reviewed by
Todd Mowbray

  • Road Warrior
  • 186 Reviews
  • 143 Helpful
May 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

Tuckers is the best, certainly my favorite diner in Cincinnati. The owners and staff are so incredibly friendly and the food is outstanding. This place brings together all walks of life which makes it even more interesting. Closed on Mondays so make sure you find another day to go!

9 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jason Speck

  • 29 Reviews
  • 47 Helpful
September 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

This is quickly becoming my favorite place in Cincinnati. The staff is fantastic, the food is amazing, and the clientele blows my mind. (During my first visit, a monk—dressed in a brown robe—bellied up to the counter for a soda.)

I like the Big Tucker and the patty melt. If you like burgers, you can’t go wrong with either. If you don’t like burgers, they’ve still got something for you.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
John Lauck

  • 60 Reviews
  • 45 Helpful
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0

Classic diner with small booths and good prices and perfectly sized plates. Service is courteous and attentive. You might be turned off by the external facade, but be sure to pop in, it's cozy and you won't leave hungry!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Brandon Hite

  • Expert
  • 144 Reviews
  • 103 Helpful
September 17, 2014
Rated 5.0

You'd be hard pressed to find a homegrown Cincinnatian who naysays Tucker's. They've been in the city for many, many years, and, from what I've been told, have never changed. It's true that you'll find everyone from the near homeless to suits eating here.

The Big Tuck is probably my favorite burger. There's not one thing about it that makes it stand out- it's just an all-around great tasting burger.

Pro-tip: for whatever reason, sugar tastes really good on their fries. Not a ton of it, but a decent sprinkling of sugar and salt on fresh fries taste like you're eating a little sliver of funnel cake or kettle corn. It's surprisingly delicious.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Luisa

  • 332 Reviews
  • 175 Helpful
May 05, 2014
Rated 5.0

Tuckers is one of my favorite local spots, one of the few places that brings together people from all walks of life. You can get as greasy and fatty (double breakfast burger with a fried eggs and fries) or as healthy (kale, blueberry and sunflower seed superfood salad) as you like and this place has some really awesome history. If you're lucky enough to sit at the bar on a slow afternoon, ask the owners to tell you about it.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Dana Newkirk

  • Road Warrior
  • 298 Reviews
  • 330 Helpful
August 26, 2014
Rated 5.0

Tuckers is an OTR staple. If you haven't been, you're seriously missing out. It's pretty much 100% perfect diner food. You won't leave any thinner, but that's not really while you go. They don't have much a selection for vegetarians, but you can always make a meal out of fries! Expect slower service during the lunch rush because this place can get packed in 5 minutes, but it's worth the wait!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

  • Expert
  • 314 Reviews
  • 335 Helpful
July 01, 2014
Rated 4.0

Tuckers is my go-to greasy spoon diner in Cincinnati. The portions are huge, the food is cheap, and the staff is awesome. The place isn't much to look at, and you won't find any fancy eats here, but thats part of the charm.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
franciiis11

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
June 22, 2014

Hole-in-the-wall diner with interesting, friendly characters and surprisingly fresh and delicious breakfast. Fresh fruit and veggies with vegetarian and vegan options. Family friendly. French toast and veggie omelet were incredible!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Chris Spinney Long

  • Tour Guide
  • 172 Reviews
  • 200 Helpful
April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0

A cincinnati institution and melting pot. Business folks to construction workers to homeless can be found sitting one booth away from each other. It's a beautiful thing. Every city seems to have a favorite diner that the locals go to well Tucker's is Cincinnati's diner.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Shelbi Nation

  • 37 Reviews
  • 31 Helpful
March 26, 2014

My absolute favorite place in Cincinnati. Every time I come here I am so happy, so full, and never want to leave. Their sandwiches are huge, their hash browns are laced with fresh herbs and tomatoes, which is divine, and their beet sliders are so good!

1 person found this review helpful

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Tucker's Restaurant

1637 Vine St
Cincinnati, Ohio
45202 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun, Tue: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu - Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Yes Parking

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