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Historic Restaurants of Cincinatti

A Cincinnati food writer shares a fascinating and fully illustrated homage to the Ohio City’s culinary history and most beloved eateries.

Cincinnati is the home to food innovations, rivalries and restaurants that stand the test of time. The Queen City boasts the invention of both Cincinnati chili and goetta, the beloved breakfast meat. Legendary establishments like Mecklenburg Gardens, Arnold’s, Izzy’s and Scotti's have all operated for over a century.

The French restaurant Maisonette was the epitome of fine dining, and Wong Yie’s Famous Restaurant elevated America’s Chinese cuisine from street fare to an exotic experience. Busken Bakery and Frisch's vied for Cincinnati pumpkin pie supremacy by taking digs at each other through billboards and redecorating a Big Boy statue in Busken attire. Author Dann Woellert explores the most iconic eateries, the German influence on Queen City food and what makes dining so unique in Cincinnati.

Dann Woellert

American Palate