So I've been knocking burgers off the Best Burger list all summer and one place on the list is Arnold's - the oldest bar in Cincinnati - and I was all set for a burger - so off we went!
The walls are covered with art work - I love these vintage servers.
Very Deviled Eggs Deep Fried / Ranch Breaded / Buffalo Stuffed 8
These deviled eggs were really intriguing - I mean - deep fried - ranch breaded - buffalo stuffed!!??!! Is there anything else they could throw in there? I'm glad I tried them because it's very creative. I didn't love them - I felt like it all muddled together a bit. Nothing stood out - I was expecting a zing from the buffalo - but it was all sort of one note. Interesting - glad I tried - but probably wouldn't get a again.
Marty’s Waffles and Chicken Buffalo-Drizzled Fried Chicken Breast / Marty’s Waffle / Syrup / Fries 11
Birthday girl went ALL OUT and got the chicken & waffles - she really liked them. I'm not big on the combo but I have to say that waffle was calling my name just a bit.
Dawn is more basic in her food choices and chose Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup - which you really can't go wrong with. There was a lot of cheese as you can see - but also a lot of bread. She said it was good.
And then there was me - honestly I went for the burger - but I had sort of burgered myself out. I have been eating so many that I had to take a break. All that means is - I have to go back!
Meatball Hero Our Famous Meatballs / Provolone / Toni’s Tomato Sauce / House-pickled Banana Peppers 10
I was trying to decide between their Greek pasta and the Meatball Hero but the server sold me on the hero - she said that's what they're famous for - so I went for it.
It was pretty good - the meatballs were fine (nothing too exciting) and the sauce and cheese were great. It was pretty much impossible to pick up and eat though - which is fine - I knife & forked it.
All in all I liked it - but I'm ready to try the burger.
Why Should You Go? Well - it's the oldest bar in the city - so it's definitely someplace you have to visit. The food is pretty good - I'm sure there's something there that will be my favorite - I just haven't found it yet.