Charles And Arlene's Guidebook

Charles And Arlene
Charles And Arlene
Charles And Arlene's Guidebook

Food scene

Grab an early dinner and hopefully you will avoid the lines! But if not trust me it’s worth the wait…. They do fried chicken, Mac and cheese, biscuits, cornbread, greens and more…! This place is located in the OTR area and has a great vibe and friendly wait staff!
This place has all the comfort food you can think of and is located in the hip OTR area of Cincinnati…. Come in for fried chicken, Mac and cheese, biscuits, shrimp and grits, corn bread greens and much more!!!
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The Eagle OTR
1342 Vine Street
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This place has all the comfort food you can think of and is located in the hip OTR area of Cincinnati…. Come in for fried chicken, Mac and cheese, biscuits, shrimp and grits, corn bread greens and much more!!!
This place is AWESOME…..If you are looking for some place special to take your significant other this is the place for you. Delicious food, beautifully curated decor, and excellent service. Highly recommend trying the Brussels sprouts, the grit cake and shrimp (dinner), braised short ribs (dinner) , mushroom risotto (dinner)… for lunch we tried there take on a Kentucky classic the “hot brown” and we were not disappointed… we also got a chance to peak at there weekend brunch menu and again looks like the knocked it out the park. Do yourself a favor and check out Otto’s!
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Otto's
521 Main St
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This place is AWESOME…..If you are looking for some place special to take your significant other this is the place for you. Delicious food, beautifully curated decor, and excellent service. Highly recommend trying the Brussels sprouts, the grit cake and shrimp (dinner), braised short ribs (dinner) , mushroom risotto (dinner)… for lunch we tried there take on a Kentucky classic the “hot brown” and we were not disappointed… we also got a chance to peak at there weekend brunch menu and again looks like the knocked it out the park. Do yourself a favor and check out Otto’s!
Several locations popping up all around the Midwest and we can certainly see why…. This place is special in so many ways… from the unique “Bee sting” margarita that leaves your mouth buzzing… (you just gotta try it to understand) to their unique humongous double stuffed tacos! The decor and wait staff 10/10….
Agave & Rye
3582 U.S. 27
Several locations popping up all around the Midwest and we can certainly see why…. This place is special in so many ways… from the unique “Bee sting” margarita that leaves your mouth buzzing… (you just gotta try it to understand) to their unique humongous double stuffed tacos! The decor and wait staff 10/10….
This place is BEAUTIFUL! Such a cute little find in the heart of the historic Mainstrasse area of Covington, KY… Craving for Italian food look no further… they have it all and once the flavor bomb hits you’ll be sure to have a hankering to cone back…. And take a stroll over to mama’s on the weekend morning for a cup of Joe and a pastry while you explore Main Street you will not be disappointed, coffee was DELICIOUS!
Mama’s on Main
621 Main Street
This place is BEAUTIFUL! Such a cute little find in the heart of the historic Mainstrasse area of Covington, KY… Craving for Italian food look no further… they have it all and once the flavor bomb hits you’ll be sure to have a hankering to cone back…. And take a stroll over to mama’s on the weekend morning for a cup of Joe and a pastry while you explore Main Street you will not be disappointed, coffee was DELICIOUS!
Looking for a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch stop in and grab one of Lil’s delicious bagels! Great Bagels!!!!!
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Lil’s Bagels
308 Greenup St
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Looking for a quick bite to eat for breakfast or lunch stop in and grab one of Lil’s delicious bagels! Great Bagels!!!!!
Birria tacos honestly that’s all I have to say… this spot blew us away with the quality and the taste… for an affordable price! Not a fancy spot but if you are looking for quick bite to eat without sacrificing taste, this is definitely the place for you!
OLLA. Taqueria Gutierrez
302 West 12th Street
Birria tacos honestly that’s all I have to say… this spot blew us away with the quality and the taste… for an affordable price! Not a fancy spot but if you are looking for quick bite to eat without sacrificing taste, this is definitely the place for you!
Ask anyone in Cincinnati where to go for tacos and you will without a doubt here this place pop up, and with good reason this place is delicious… serving up authentic tacos for a reasonable price. Relaxed casual vibe with a quick and easy order in or tacos to go operation. Gotta check this one out! (Few locations around the city)
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Mazunte Taqueria
5207 Madison Road
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Ask anyone in Cincinnati where to go for tacos and you will without a doubt here this place pop up, and with good reason this place is delicious… serving up authentic tacos for a reasonable price. Relaxed casual vibe with a quick and easy order in or tacos to go operation. Gotta check this one out! (Few locations around the city)
You can’t go wrong with the Public House…views, great food and a casual energetic ambiance…
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Incline Public House
2601 West 8th Street
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You can’t go wrong with the Public House…views, great food and a casual energetic ambiance…
In the heart of downtown Cincinnati this place has a unique menu of upscale Mexican tapas that are out of this world… small portions so you can grab several dishes to try along with specialty house margarita.. and you are good to go!
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Nada
600 Walnut Street
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In the heart of downtown Cincinnati this place has a unique menu of upscale Mexican tapas that are out of this world… small portions so you can grab several dishes to try along with specialty house margarita.. and you are good to go!
This deli is everything! We never forget to stop here when we are in town and everything we try is AMAZING…. BLT, Cuban sandwich, turkey sandwich, Reuben sandwich etc…. And all conveniently located in the heart of the OTR district of Cincinnati!
The Takeaway Deli and Grocery
1324 Main St
This deli is everything! We never forget to stop here when we are in town and everything we try is AMAZING…. BLT, Cuban sandwich, turkey sandwich, Reuben sandwich etc…. And all conveniently located in the heart of the OTR district of Cincinnati!
Tucked away in a residential area of quirky Covington, KY… this unassuming local watering hole will shock you with their fantastic gourmet hot dogs… looking for a late night snack this is the place for you!
Larry's
536 West 9th Street
Tucked away in a residential area of quirky Covington, KY… this unassuming local watering hole will shock you with their fantastic gourmet hot dogs… looking for a late night snack this is the place for you!
Looking for amazing asian food in Covington, KY… look no further, great menu selections, great flavors, super cool ambiance and for those of you looking for a little spice in your life you’re gonna really love this place, but don’t worry if your are not a fan of spicy food they can adjust the spice level on all there dishes so you will be ok!
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Amerasia
521 Madison Avenue
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Looking for amazing asian food in Covington, KY… look no further, great menu selections, great flavors, super cool ambiance and for those of you looking for a little spice in your life you’re gonna really love this place, but don’t worry if your are not a fan of spicy food they can adjust the spice level on all there dishes so you will be ok!
Looking for a quick lunch or a low key dinner this is the place for you… they have several locations all around Cincinnati and the food is great!
Condado Tacos
195 E Freedom Way
Looking for a quick lunch or a low key dinner this is the place for you… they have several locations all around Cincinnati and the food is great!
This is an old bar with great German food…. Not a place you’re going to find just anywhere (remember this area was settled by the Germans) if you love finding spots off the beaten path that the locals frequent stop in and try there ginormous hot pretzel with beer cheese sauce and mustard, schnitzel sandwich, brats and my personal favorite potatoes pierogi with a smooth delicious cheese sauce.
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Wunderbar!
1132 Lee Street
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This is an old bar with great German food…. Not a place you’re going to find just anywhere (remember this area was settled by the Germans) if you love finding spots off the beaten path that the locals frequent stop in and try there ginormous hot pretzel with beer cheese sauce and mustard, schnitzel sandwich, brats and my personal favorite potatoes pierogi with a smooth delicious cheese sauce.
Looking for Thai food ? Don’t miss this spot… great variety of dishes and delicious food!
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Bangkok Bistro
3506 Erie Ave
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Looking for Thai food ? Don’t miss this spot… great variety of dishes and delicious food!
This place had it’s start right here in Cincinnati in 1870… Graeters ice cream is delicious and creamy and a must try when you come to Cincinnati… stop in to one of the many locations around the city!
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Graeter's Ice Cream
2704 Erie Avenue
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This place had it’s start right here in Cincinnati in 1870… Graeters ice cream is delicious and creamy and a must try when you come to Cincinnati… stop in to one of the many locations around the city!
Looking for a unique upscale dining experience look no further! This place offers a twist on Mediterranean food with a whole lot of sophistication on top! Upbeat with a relaxing vibe this is the place you want to go to if you are looking for something a little bit outside of the box… they have everything from grilled octopus to lamb chops we opted for the brazino and we were not disappointed…
OKTO by Earth & Ocean Restaurant Group
645 Walnut Street
Looking for a unique upscale dining experience look no further! This place offers a twist on Mediterranean food with a whole lot of sophistication on top! Upbeat with a relaxing vibe this is the place you want to go to if you are looking for something a little bit outside of the box… they have everything from grilled octopus to lamb chops we opted for the brazino and we were not disappointed…
Shrimp and grits, charbroiled oysters two ways and much much more….cool laid back ambiance to hang with friends! Covington, Kentucky gem waiting to be discovered!
Rich's Proper Food and Drink
701 Madison Avenue
Shrimp and grits, charbroiled oysters two ways and much much more….cool laid back ambiance to hang with friends! Covington, Kentucky gem waiting to be discovered!
I personally recommend the roll cakes but the ice cream is fantastic as well. This spot is located in an up and coming area of Cincinnati and features some really interesting takes on everything on there menu, like there Gorgonzola pecan ice cream, or there passion fruit roll cake. Your taste buds will thank you definitely have to stop in on your trip to Cincinnati!
Hello Honey
633 Vine Street
I personally recommend the roll cakes but the ice cream is fantastic as well. This spot is located in an up and coming area of Cincinnati and features some really interesting takes on everything on there menu, like there Gorgonzola pecan ice cream, or there passion fruit roll cake. Your taste buds will thank you definitely have to stop in on your trip to Cincinnati!
Cute family locally run coffee shop…looking for a new and interesting latte, you’ve come to the right place…they have everything you can dream up coffee wise personal favorite sugar cookie latte… and don’t miss out on there delicious pastries either.
Mad Llama Coffee Shop
5001 Kenwood Rd
Cute family locally run coffee shop…looking for a new and interesting latte, you’ve come to the right place…they have everything you can dream up coffee wise personal favorite sugar cookie latte… and don’t miss out on there delicious pastries either.
This coffee shop is a place you can come to chill and relax you will fall in love with this place cozy with lots of comfortable seating if you looking for a place to escape and get some work done, or just meet up with friends for a chat over a warm cup of coffee. Small food menu as well scones and pastries…
The Madison Place
4200 Plainville Road
This coffee shop is a place you can come to chill and relax you will fall in love with this place cozy with lots of comfortable seating if you looking for a place to escape and get some work done, or just meet up with friends for a chat over a warm cup of coffee. Small food menu as well scones and pastries…

Sightseeing

When you go I wouldn’t blame you if you made a beeline straight to Miss Fiona the hippo 🦛 and her family they are truly a must see before leaving the zoo! Btw…. Zookeepers are very protective over little Fiona and her family so the hippo exhibit is only open if the weather is over 50 degrees…😉
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Zoo
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When you go I wouldn’t blame you if you made a beeline straight to Miss Fiona the hippo 🦛 and her family they are truly a must see before leaving the zoo! Btw…. Zookeepers are very protective over little Fiona and her family so the hippo exhibit is only open if the weather is over 50 degrees…😉
I personally never miss an opportunity to learn more about our past.. and what a great museum to do that in…. Gotta check this one out!
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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
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I personally never miss an opportunity to learn more about our past.. and what a great museum to do that in…. Gotta check this one out!
This place is iconic to Cincinnati do your self a favor and check this place out
FINDLAY MARKET-ELM Station, Elm & Glass Alley
This place is iconic to Cincinnati do your self a favor and check this place out
Home of the Bengals…. Nuff said! WHO DEY!!!!!!!
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Paul Brown Stadium
1 Paul Brown Stadium
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Home of the Bengals…. Nuff said! WHO DEY!!!!!!!
Relax and enjoy a good ole fashion Baseball game… great activity for the whole family!
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Great American Ball Park
100 100 Joe Nuxhall Way
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Relax and enjoy a good ole fashion Baseball game… great activity for the whole family!
Spend the day checking out the Aquarium…. Lots of interesting creatures to look at!
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Acquario di Newport
1 Dave Cowens Drive
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Spend the day checking out the Aquarium…. Lots of interesting creatures to look at!
Special place to take in the serenity of all the scenic landscape that northern KY has to offer….this park has it all miles and miles of biking and walking paths, a museum, golf, playgrounds, scenic views of the Cincinnati skyline and more….
Devou Park Road
Special place to take in the serenity of all the scenic landscape that northern KY has to offer….this park has it all miles and miles of biking and walking paths, a museum, golf, playgrounds, scenic views of the Cincinnati skyline and more….
Seeking thrills??? Head over to the largest amusement park in the Midwest Kings Island just 30 mins away from Covington KY
Kings Island
Seeking thrills??? Head over to the largest amusement park in the Midwest Kings Island just 30 mins away from Covington KY
Take in a FC Cincinnati soccer game at TQL stadium just over the bridge and situated right next to the historic Cincinnati Reds stadium.
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West End Stadium
420 Derrick Turnbow Avenue
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Take in a FC Cincinnati soccer game at TQL stadium just over the bridge and situated right next to the historic Cincinnati Reds stadium.
Known as one of the finest art museums in America, built in the early 1800’s home to nearly 700 pieces of art!
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Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
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Known as one of the finest art museums in America, built in the early 1800’s home to nearly 700 pieces of art!
One of the nations most quirky museum… come check out this massive collection of vintage and neon signage (think drugstore, ice cream parlor charm😉)
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American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Ave
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One of the nations most quirky museum… come check out this massive collection of vintage and neon signage (think drugstore, ice cream parlor charm😉)
Cincinnati Art Museum! Free admission and free parking! With over 67,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of world art…. and ranked “Top Art Museum for Families” by Parenting magazine!
Art Museum Drive
Cincinnati Art Museum! Free admission and free parking! With over 67,000 objects spanning 6,000 years of world art…. and ranked “Top Art Museum for Families” by Parenting magazine!
Contains more than 3,500 plant species all over the world, in a cool Art Deco setting! Great place to warm up on a cold day too!
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Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive
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Contains more than 3,500 plant species all over the world, in a cool Art Deco setting! Great place to warm up on a cold day too!