Restaurants in Pleasant Ridge

$12 for $25 Worth of Sushi and Hibachi at Fuji Steak House

Fuji Steakhouse

Oakley

Chefs show their chops tableside, grilling gourmet meats from steak to scallops hibachi style or hand-crafting sashimi and sushi

$25 $12

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$20 for $40 Worth of Modern American Cuisine at Teller's of Hyde Park

Teller's of Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Buffalo chicken egg rolls and Cajun farfalle served within historic savings and loan building

$40 $20

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$25 for $40 Worth of Upscale Contemporary American Cuisine for Dinner at Trio Bistro

Trio

Cincinnati

Attentive service in a restaurant that is one part California wine bar and one part Florida coastal bistro

$40 $25

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Asian Cuisine and Sushi at Aroma Restaurant and Sushi (50% Off).

Aroma Restaurant and Sushi

Kenwood

Chicken lettuce wraps, teriyaki platters, and Sunday Morning and Volcano rolls

$50 $25

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$25 for $50 Worth of Steaks, Seafood, and Sushi at Embers

Embers

Madeira

Gourmet steaks and chops aged 28 days; broiled lobster and seared scallops along with sushi and sashimi

$50 $25

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Italian Cuisine at Lunch for Two at Ferrari’s Little Italy and Bakery (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Ferrari's Little Italy and Bakery

Madeira

Family-recipe Italian food, gelato, fresh-baked focaccia bread, and homemade pizzas served amid rustic exposed-brick walls and outdoor patio

$20 $11

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Dine-In or Take-Out Mediterranean Food at Cafe Mediterranean (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Mediterranean Cincinnati

Blue Ash

Tender chunks of baby lamb, beef, and seafood marinated in a blend of Mediterranean spices and slow roasted on skewers

$40 $16

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza and Sandwiches at Tusculum Grille

Tusculum Grille

East End/Columbia Tusculum

Italian-style thin-crust specialty pizzas such as buffalo chicken, veggie, and vegan veggie

$20 $12

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$24 for $40 Worth of French Cuisine at La Petite France

La Petite France

Evendale

Golden-hued walls and stained-glass murals frame meals of sweet crepes, seared sea bass, and duck in a sauce of port and cherries

$40 $24

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Italian and American Comfort Food at Meatball Kitchen (50% Off)

Meatball Kitchen

Cincinnati

Inventive menu starts with beef, turkey, spicy pork, or vegetarian meatballs, which can top pasta, salads, or decorate sandwiches

$14 $7

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Ethiopian and Indian Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House (Up to 50% Off)

Elephant Walk Injera and Curry House

Cincinnati

Chefs well versed in Ethiopian and Indian flavors sauté and simmer meat-laden and vegan options, from mahberawi to stuffed peppers

$20 $11

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$9 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Coffee and Gelato at Urbana Cafe ($24 Value)

Urbana Cafe

Findley Market

Italian-style coffee such as cappuccinos, espresso, lattes, Affogatos, and Caffe Shakeratos served from a mobile bar built from a Vespa Ape

$8 $3

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food at Gramma Debbie's Kitchen ($20 Total Value)

Gramma Debbie's Kitchen

Findlay Market

Gramma Debbie dishes out homestyle food such as macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, and soup at Findlay Market

$10 $5.50

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Mexican Cuisine at La Mexicana Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

La Mexicana Restaurant

Newport

Mexican restaurant offers food with fresh ingredients and authentic meats in tortas, quesadillas, tamales, and 20 different taco options

$20 $10

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Pub Food at Sis's on Monmouth (Up to 58% Off). Two Options Available.

Sis's on Monmouth

Newport

Diners choose from pub favorites such as Back Porch cheese fries with mozzarella, cheddar, bacon, and ranch, and wings in a choice of sauces

$20 $9

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Juicing Class for 2 or Party for 10 at Sippy Bears Up to 51% Off)

Sippy Bears

Findlay Market

Learn to combine nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables in a juicer or ordinary blender, then taste half a dozen blends

$59 $29

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$39 for a Thai Cooking Class for Two at Basil Bears ($99 Value)

Basil Bears

Findlay Market

Led by a veteran chef, the 90-minute class focuses on Thai spring rolls as well as yellow massaman, red panang, and green curry

$99 $39

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Chinese Food for Two or More at Dynasty Chinese Restaurant ($32 Value)

Dynasty Chinese Restaurant

Cincinnati

Classic Chinese favorites include kung pao chicken, beef lo mein, and veggie fried rice

$16 $8

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Steakhouse Dining For Two or Four at Prime 47 (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Prime 47

Central Business District

Delmonico ribeyes and wagyu beef are just a few of the gems on this menu, which focuses on quality meat and seafood

$50 $30

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Authentic Indian Cuisine at Akash India Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Akash India Restaurant

Central Business District

Diners can feast on a variety of authentic Indian dishes, such as chicken curry, lamb vindaloo, and aloo saag

$16 $8

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Mediterranean and Turkish Cuisine at Istanbul Cafe (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Istanbul Cafe

Central Business District

Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine includes char-grilled kebabs, hand-prepared baklava, and vegetarian and vegan appetizers

$20 $9

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Irish Pub Food for Dine-In or Take-Out at O'Malley's In The Alley (Up to 45% Off)

O'Malley's In The Alley

Central Business District

Loaded nachos, beer-battered cod, and pretzel-bun burgers at an Irish pub and sports bar near Great American ballpark

$20 $11

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$9 for Five Coffee Drinks at Blend Coffee ($20.25 Value)

Blend Coffee

Covington

Community-focused cafe serves up premium coffee drinks, plus from-scratch fare such as sandwiches, breakfast popovers, and barbecue tacos

$20.25 $9

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$11 for $20 Worth of Diner Food at Rima's Diner

Rima's Diner

Covington

Inside a recently renovated, 1950s-themed Covington location, enjoy classic diner plates and homemade desserts

$20 $11

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$9 for $22 Worth of Indie Street Food for Breakfast and Lunch at Grecos

Grecos

Cincinnati

Chefs create Indie street food with items such as tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more

$22 $9

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American Grill Fare at Tickets Sports Cafe (55% Off).

Tickets Sports Cafe

Covington

Chefs prepare classic American grill fare that's served in former firehouse with pool tables, darts, and plenty of TVs for sports games

$20 $9

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Authentic Mexican Dinner for Two or Four at Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill (Up to 54% Off)

Anita's Mexican Bar & Grill

Fort Thomas

Classic Mexican dishes such as enchiladas and taco platters pair well with ice cold cervezas and tasty margaritas

$40.76 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pub-Style Food at Zazou Grill & Pub

Zazou Grill & Pub

Covington

Diners dig into pub eats, such as pretzel pillows with queso blanco dipping sauce, cheeseburgers topped with bacon and egg, and calzones

$20 $10

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American Food at Bambooz Bar & Grill (Up to 57% Off).

Bambooz Bar & Grill

Wilder

Now celebrating 3 years, vast bar menu features Angus burgers, Bambooz wraps, jumbo wings, steak hoagies, pizzas, tacos & fried appetizers

$14 $6

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Italian-American Cuisine, Brunch, or a Wedding and Event Showcase at Casa Bianca (Up to 50% Off)

Casa Bianca

West Chester

Crab-stuffed salmon for dinner, chicken and waffles for brunch, or cake and wine at the Wedding and Event Showcase

$30 $18

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$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Coffee Drink at Reality Tuesday Cafe ($20.36 Total Value)

Reality Tuesday Cafe

Multiple Locations

Organic, fair-trade coffee from Cincinnati-based roaster Seven Hills pairs with homemade pastries and cheesecake

$5.09 $3

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Maki Rolls, Nigiri, and Sashimi at Sushi Samurais (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Samurais

West Chester

Diced salmon, masago, and avocado top hawaiian rolls; smoked salmon pairs with eel sauce; fresh tobiko and scallops are served nigiri style

$20 $10

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$7 for $13 Worth of Fish and Chips — Fish & Fowl

Fish & Fowl

Covington

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$13 $7

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Subs and Salads at Sub Station II (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Sub Station II

Fort Wright

Sandwiches come in Italian, club, and classic varieties such as The Ultimate with ham, turkey, and roast beef, and salads like the antipasto

$8 $4

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Pizza and Italian Food for Two or Four at Pizza Tower (Up to 48% Off)

Pizza Tower

Cincinnati

Chefs make pizzas from scratch with more than 30 toppings, including fresh mozzarella cheese

$20 $11

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$8 for $15 Worth of Creole and Cajun Food for Two at J. Gumbo's

J. Gumbo's

Blue Ash

Eatery serves creole and Cajun cuisine such as spicy Voodoo chicken nachos, crawfish étouffée, red beans and rice, and white chili

$15 $8

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$11 for $20 Worth of Contemporary International Tapas at Relish Modern Tapas

Relish Modern Tapas

Deerfield

Small plates of Spanish classics alongside internationally inspired tacos, flatbreads, and specialties served in a sleek dining room

$20 $11

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Cajun Cuisine at Knotty Pine on the Bayou (Up to 41% Off). Must Reserve Table on Groupon.

Knotty Pine on the Bayou

Cold Spring

Spicy shrimp boils, rich gumbo, and hearty red beans and rice are among the dishes that fill this restaurant’s Louisiana-influenced menu

$50 $30

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$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine and Drinks at Dinner Sunday–Thursday or Any Day at Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Dao Modern Asian Cuisine

Deerfield

Chefs stir-fry mongolian beef and hibachi shrimp on a huge teppanyaki grill, roll up 30 varieties of sushi, and simmer fragrant thai curries

$30 $15

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$11 for $20 Worth of Chinese Food at Rong Tan's

Rong Tan's

Withamsville

Owned by the sons of a renowned Chinese chef, Rong Tan’s serves meticulously prepared chicken, seafood, beef, and vegetable entrees

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Subs, and Drinks for Dine-In Service at Mio’s Pizzeria

Mio's Pizzeria

Miami

Original-crust pizza topped with wholesome cheese and tangy tomato sauce, along with hoagies, calzones, and stuffed pizza

$20 $10

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Dinner Cuisine or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Fare at Diane’s Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Diane's Restaurant

Covedale

Mom-and-pop eatery serves homestyle comfort food such as meatloaf, pot roast, and salisbury steaks

$10 $5

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$16 for $30 Worth of Modern Japanese Cuisine at Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

West Chester

Hibachi chefs grill modern Asian-fusion dishes and hand-roll French-inspired sushi

$30 $16

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Japanese Food, Hibachi, and Sushi for Dine-In or Carryout at Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse (Up to 43% Off)

Miyako Sushi & Steakhouse

Crescent Springs

Hibachi chefs flip seafood or steak on 10 hibachi grills and roll fresh ingredients into sushi bundles in front of diners

$30 $17

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Chinese Cuisine at Grand Buffet (Up to 47% Off)

Grand Buffet

Cincinnati

Chinese buffet offers food such as Hunan-style chicken, moo shu pork, and vegetable lo mein, as well as à la carte items

$15 $8

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield Pizza & Pasta Company

Fairfield

Baked ziti and ravioli accompany signature pizzas such as the Deluxe, with pepperoni, bacon, sausage, and mushrooms

$20 $11

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Tex-Mex Cuisine at Yucatan Southwest Grill (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Yucatan Landen

Maineville

Dishes such as cheesesteak burritos, fajita flatbreads, and huevos rancheros double-decker burgers blend Mexican and American classics

$24 $12

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Dine-In or Carryout at A Fine Taste of India (Up to 45% Off)

A Fine Taste of India

Erlanger

This Indian restaurant features a variety of traditional vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes customized to your preferred spice level

$20 $11

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$12 for Five Groupons, Each Good for $4 Worth of Coffee at Jet Coffee ($20 Total Value)

Jet Coffee

Florence

Drive thru coffee shop serves hot and cold espresso drinks, blended-coffee drinks, and smoothies; sugar-free, soy, and almond milk available

$4 $2.40

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Sub or Salad Combo Meal for One or Two at Subway (47% Off)

Subway

Middletown

Make your own combo meal with a sandwich or salad, paired with a side and drink

$13.30 $6.99

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Upscale Pub Food for Lunch or Dinner for Two at Bobaloo's (50% Off)

Bobaloo's

Lebanon

Decadent mac ‘n’ cheese with crab and bacon, flat-iron steaks in an herb-and-red-wine butter, and a variety of burgers and sandwiches

$14 $7

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Indian Cuisine at Taste of India (Up to 60% Off)

Taste of India

Lebanon

Large portions of traditional Indian dishes, sopped up by flaky naan, satisfy grumbling tummies

$20 $9

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Sandwiches for Two or Four at Monk's Kitchen (Up to 47% Off)

Monk's Kitchen

Harrison

More than 25 different hot and cold sandwich combinations, all served on french and whole-wheat bread made fresh daily

$19.95 $11

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Sub or Salad Meals for One or Two at Subway (47% Off)

Subway

Franklin

Choose any size of sub or salad, paired with a side and a drink for a healthy meal for one or two

$13.30 $6.99

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$10 for $20 Worth of Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Captain 9’s

Captain 9's

Germantown

Pizza, pasta, Hershey's ice cream, and subs in a diner decorated with authentic firefighter suits

$20 $10

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American Cuisine at KJ's Restaurant (45% Off). Two Options Available.

KJ's Restaurant

Germantown

Neighborhood diner serves meals of American comfort food, from pancake stacks and hash browns for breakfast, and brisket or ribs at dinner

$10 $5.50

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$7 for Two Deli Sandwich, Wrap, or Panini Combos at Beans ($18.56 Value)

Beans

Dry Ridge

Pair lunch fare such as club sandwiches or Cuban paninis with three bean bite mini donuts, a drink, and kettle-style chips

$18.56 $7

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$11 for $22 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and Wings at Upper Deck Tavern

Upper Deck Tavern

Moraine

Chili burgers topped with housemade chili and 8 oz. flat iron steaks highlight a menu of American food

$22 $11

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$12 for $20 Worth of Cafe and Teahouse Fare at Twin Creek Tea Room

Twin Creek Tea Room

West Alexandria

Inside an authentic Victorian house, sample various teas paired with sandwiches, salads, and snacks

$20 $12

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$11 for $20 Worth of Cheesesteaks, Burgers, Gyros, and More at Steak Thyme

Steak Thyme Cheesesteak & More

Kettering

Cooks take the classic Philly dish to a new level by infusing their steaks—as well as burgers and gyros—with house-made thyme seasoning

$10 $5.50

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$10 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Adobe Gila's

Adobe Gila's

Beavercreek

Mexican menu includes refreshing 64-ounce margaritas, gooey quesadillas, juicy burgers, and sizzling fajitas

$20 $10

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$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Shish Wraps ($20 Value)

Shish Wraps

University Place

Warm, fresh-baked pitas are stuffed to the brim with tender shawarma meats, tasty veggie salads, and savory sauces

$10 $6.50

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Food and Drinks at Busy Bee Cafe ($24 Value)

Busy Bee Cafe

Beavercreek

Specialty coffee drinks such as cappuccino and caramel macchiato pair with baked goods prepared by local entrepreneurs

$8 $5

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Dine-In or Takeout Lebanese Cuisine and Drinks at Cedarland Bakery & Restaurant (Up to 40% Off)

Cedarland Bakery & Restaurant

Dayton

Traditional Lebanese feasts of chicken shawarma, baked beef kibbeh, shish kebab, tabouleh, hummus, and baklava

$10 $6

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Mexican and Latin American Food and Drinks at Salsa's (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Salsa's

Riverside

Eatery serves Mexican food as well as signature Colombian and Venezuelan dishes and hosts salsa dancing on weekends

$20 $9

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5- or 10-Visit Punch Card, with Each Punch Good for One 12-Ounce Summer Coffee at Cafe 125 (Up to 63% Off)

Cafe 125

Huber Heights

Baristas mix together traditional coffee combinations and custom coffee drinks in 12-ounce cups

$17.75 $7

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$9 for $20 Worth of Classic American Food and Drinks at Jerry’s Restaurant

Jerrys Restaurant

Paris

Classic finger-food appetizers, such as potato skins and onion rings, precede classics such as country-fried steak and hamburgers

$20 $9

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Unlimited Meat-and-Salad Buffet Dinner for Two or Four at Brazil Grill Churrascaria (Up to 57% Off)

Brazil Grill Churrascaria

Lexington-Fayette

Savor a Brazilian steak-house dinner, which includes unlimited servings of meat, such as steak, chicken, and sausage, and a salad bar

$78 $35

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Crepes and Calzones at Doughby's (61% Off). Two Options Available.

Doughby's - Lexington

Lexington

Savory calzones such as the barbecue chicken and the Philly with steak and mushrooms served alongside Nutella-filled crepes

$14 $6

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$5 for $10 Worth of Burgers for Dinner at Back Yard Burgers

Back Yard Burger- Multi Market

Multiple Locations

Cooks grill third-pound Black Angus beef patties, turkey burgers, and chicken breast sandwiches

$10 $5

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$15 for Sandwiches for Two with Appetizer or Eight Wings at Show-Me's ($28 Value)

Show -Me's

Lexington

Appetizers from mini-tacos to eight chicken wings whet appetites for burgers, shrimp po’ boys, and other sandwiches

$28 $15

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$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Paisano's Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Paisano's Italian Restaurant & Lounge

Celebrating 30 Years

Restaurant has been serving Italian classics such as veal piccata, portobello-mushroom shells, and baked manicotti since 1984

$20 $12

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Indian Food at 4 Spice Indian Cuisine (53% Off)

4 Spice Indian Cuisine

Lexington

Naan, roti, and other breads baked fresh in a tandoor oven and served alongside tender meats, rich curries, and vegetarian dishes

$20 $9.50

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Comfort Food at Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Old Silo Golf Course & Restaurant

Mount Sterling

Kentucky-style comfort food such as fried catfish, pulled pork sandwiches, and ribeyes served in a club house overlooking the golf course

$20 $10

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Cajun Food for Dine-In or Carry-Out from Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun (Up to 57% Off)

Furlongs Crazy Bout Cajun

Fayette Mall

Chefs serve Cajun classics such as crawfish étouffée, shrimp creole, and blackened fresh fish, then fry up housemade beignets for dessert

$15 $6.50

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$15 for $30 Worth of Southern Food and Drinks at Hall's on the River

Hall's on the River

Winchester

Enjoy Southern classics such as fried catfish, shrimp ‘n grits, or barbecue pork ribs, or dig into the regional favorite Hot Brown sandwich

$30 $15

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$24 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $15 Toward Mediterranean Food at Mirage Grill ($45 Total Value)

Mirage Grill

Merrillville

Build your own fresh Mediterranean sandwich or bowl using chicken or stake shawarma, falafel, and plenty of healthy ingredients

$15 $8

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Japanese Dinner and Drinks for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Fuji Japanese Steakhouse (Up to 50% Off).

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

East Louisville

Traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes, such as hibachi-grilled steaks and seafood, udon noodles, and teriyaki chicken

$30 $15

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After years of honing his culinary craft at restaurants, feeding droves of people with catering companies, and engineering his own line of sauces and seasoning blends, Chef Jason Perkins brings his bistro fare to various locations around the city with his food truck, Eat! Mobile Dining. The bistro on wheels enlivens quick workday lunch breaks with eclectic fare, such as fruit and cheese plates, pasta, pan-seared jumbo scallops, and grilled-paneer sandwiches, made from fresh, seasonal ingredients. Eat!'s blue and white truck zips to catered meetings with custom menus or scopes out busy streets, looking for hungry passersby and carriage horses to feed. Perkins also offers a personal-chef service, sating appetites with his usual fare or preparing meals and hosting cooking classes in clients' homes.

3251 Highland Avenue
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Back in the 1950s, the founder of Angilo?s Pizza, Al Jones, used the skills he cultivated while working in a bakery to create his very own recipe for pizza crust and hoagie buns. Today, whether in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, each and every family owned and operated Angilo?s location carries on Al's legacy by using those very same recipes with reasonable prices. The chefs sustaining that tradition hand toss the dough for their large- and medium-sized pizzas before layering them with a bevy of fresh cheese and toppings and Al?s homemade secret sauce?for which CIA agents don't even have clearance. They use fresh-baked hoagie rolls to stuff turkey, ham, beef, and cheese on their special double-decker sandwiches, of which there are 15. Because each Angilo?s Pizza location is individually owned, proprietors might also add in a few of their own specialties to the menu, such as Cincinnati-style chili or buffalo-chicken sandwiches.

2649 Robertson Ave.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

A Forkable Feast provides an array of restaurant-quality meals packaged in microwave- and oven-safe containers, ready to be taken home, reheated, and devoured with all the ferocity of a sun-swallowing Fenris wolf. Signature entrees include savory veal and ricotta meatballs ($6.95), mac 'n' cheese with herbed goat cheese ($4.95), and lemon-rosemary chicken ($6.95). Assemble a full meal by partnering a lonely entree with a winsome side dish, such as succotash, creamy mashed potatoes, or lemon-orzo salad ($2.95 each). Glowing obediently behind the cashier, the brick pizza oven ushers forth crispy, wood-fired pies such as the minimalist margherita or the roasted-vegetable varietal, which employs a delectable cast of portobello mushrooms, onions, zucchini, pesto, and mozzarella ($7.50). A Forkable Feast also cooks up a reputable variety of gluten-free meals to share its edible accomplishments with the gluten averse.

3363 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Essencha's leisurely tea lunch begins with your selection of either a hot pot of tea or a shot of matcha (finely milled green tea). The tea house lets you choose from over 70 varieties of high-quality blacks, oolongs, greens, whites, rooibos, herbals, and organic flavors. Essencha's passionate staff of tea-totalers will help you navigate this voluminous variety until you find the tea you never knew you craved. Next, a soup of the day or miso soup stretches tongue tendons, followed by a fruit salad or a café salad with seasonal greens, veggies, dried fruit, pine nuts, and lemon vinaigrette. After you fill up on finger sandwiches with your non-teacupped free hand, enjoy a scone paired with clotted cream and jam. A cupcake or triple-chocolate-chunk brownie caps off a meal fit for tea tycoons and tea-drinking raccoons alike.

3212 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Chef Sean Daly's passion and appreciation for the low-country lifestyle is at the heart of Hugo's success, manifesting itself as a fine-tuned menu that infuses comforting southern classics with upscale sophistication. Warm up your appetite for elegance with a first course of scallops with cauliflower, arugula, bacon, and truffle ($13) or a plate of braised pork belly with jerked sweet potato, endive, and sherry vinegar ($11). To remove evidence of any extra bites that you stole while your tablemate's back was turned, cleanse your palate with a crisp second course of frisee salad with cranberries, blue cheese, apple, and tasso vinaigrette ($9). Decadent main dishes include free range Amish chicken with brussel sprouts, potatoes, house bacon hash, and brown-butter chicken jus ($23) and shrimp 'n' grits, which simultaneously softens the echoes of cavernous bellies and fulfills shrimp fantasies of foraying their ocean experience into careers surfing atop a creamy concoction of white cheddar cheese, tasso ham, and herbs ($26).

3235 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

At first glance, J & W Sandwich Shoppe's menu is unassuming, but customers rave about this off-the-grid joint's giant stacked sandwiches. Favorites include the BLT, which is crammed with thick slices of bacon, and the multi-meat Little Italy, a 16-inch sub roll that boasts salami, ham, capicola, and provolone, plus lettuce, tomato, onion, and banana peppers, which, much like a few drops of lava, lend a nice bit of heat. Chips and pickle spears, as well as soups and sides such as slaw and potato salad, accompany the hot and cold sandwiches.

2008 Worth Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US