Restaurants in Monfort Heights

$39 for an Indian Cooking Class for Two at Bolly Bears in Findlay Market ($99 Value)

Bolly Bears

Findlay Market

Groups learn to prepare Indian dishes such as creamy chicken tikka masala, then enjoy traditional cuisine; includes take-home DVD

$99 $39

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Upscale Mediterranean Cuisine at Palomino (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Palomino

Fountain Square

Contemporary Mediterranean cuisine ranging from lamb empanadas to tuna puttanesca

$50 $30

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Three-Course BYOB Meal for Two or Four at Dusmesh Indian Restaurant (Up to 57% Off)

Dusmesh Indian Restaurant

Clifton

Lamb curry, shrimp biryani, and other Indian dishes that go easy on the spice, served at a BYOB restaurant praised for its attentive service

$64 $29

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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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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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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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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Dena's Diner ($20 Value)

Dena's Diner

Cincinnati

Classic diner eats, including omelets and breakfast food served until 2 p.m., burgers with 6 oz. hand-formed Angus patties, and sandwiches

$10 $5.50

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$14 for a Burger Meal for Two with Fries and Sodas at Mad Mike's Burgers ($24.15 Value)

Mad Mike's Burgers

Multiple Locations

Gourmet Black Angus burgers such as the salami-topped Mafioso and the Big Tex, built with deep-fried bacon

$24.15 $14

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Asian-Fusion Cuisine and Bubble Tea for Two or Take-Out at Tea N Bowl (Up to 45% Off)

Tea N Bowl

Cincinnati

Bubble tea pairs with lo mein and stir-fry and more authentic Chinese options such as kung pao squid and braised pork

$43.65 $24

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$19 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 $19

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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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$18 for a Pizza, Pasta, or Lasagna Meal from Mama Mimi's Take 'N Bake Pizza ($37.96 Value)

Mama Mimi's Take 'N Bake Pizza

Multiple Locations

Fresh-made pizza, lasagna, and other pastas that you can heat up and enjoy in the comfort of your home

$37.96 $18

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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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$10 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

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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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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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$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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Steakhouse Dining For Two or Four at Prime 47 (Up to 49% 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 $26

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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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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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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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$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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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 $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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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Lunch at Mansion Hill Tavern ($20 Value)

Mansion Hill Tavern

Newport

Award-winning burgers, plus house-made soups, fish sandwiches, and chili

$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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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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$11 for $20 Worth of American Food at Bambooz Bar & Grill

Bambooz Bar & Grill

Wilder

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

$20 $11

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$69 for Eight-Course Meal for Two at Nuvo At Greenup ($130 Value). Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Nuvo At Greenup

Covington

Modern restaurant serves a prix fixe meal from an everchanging menu composed of unusual foraged vegetables

$130 $69

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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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$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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$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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$12 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 $12

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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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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$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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$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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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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Homestyle Comfort Food for Two or Four or $15 for $30 Worth of Carryout at Our Place at Hi-Port

Our Place at Hi-Port

Higginsport

Eatery with barn-style architecture dishes out homestyle comfort food such as fried pickles, pizza, and grilled chicken, as well as seafood

$22 $12

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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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$9.50 for $20 Worth of Pizza, Subs, and Drinks for Dine-In Service at Mio’s Pizzeria

Mio's Pizzeria

Miami Township

Original-crust pizza topped with wholesome cheese, tangy tomato sauce, and fresh ingredients

$20 $9.50

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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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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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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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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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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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$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Cuisine for Dinner at Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Kohinoor Indian Cuisine

Orange

Variety of meat-filled, vegetarian, and vegan Indian dishes, including lamb and goat specialties and dishes cooked in the tandoor oven

$20 $12

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Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carryout at Maanas (Up to 45% Off)

Maanas Indian Restaurant

Orange

Sprawling menu details north and south Indian cuisine at spacious restaurant

$20 $11

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$12 for Three Groupons Each Good for $7 Worth of Breakfast, Lunch & Espresso at Beans-n-Cream ($21 Value)

Beans-n-Cream

Cedarville

Espresso or white-chocolate mocha with caramel swirls pairs with bagels or sandwiches, including chicken wraps and turkey with cheese

$7 $4

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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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$25 for Two Holiday Gift Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Spaghetti Warehouse ($40 Total Value)

Spaghetti Warehouse

Multiple Locations

Give the holiday gift of hand-rolled meatballs, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana at historical warehouse restaurants brimming with antiques

$20 $12.50

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$11 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 $11

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Mexican and Latin American Food and Drinks at Salsa's (Up to 45% 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 $11

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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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$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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$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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$11 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 $11

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Pub Dinner for Two or Four or More, or Sunday Brunch at Kelley's Cafe (40% Off)

Kelley's Cafe

Jamestown

Sports bar serves Irish staples alongside nachos, macaroni and cheese, and other American favorites

$20 $12

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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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$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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$12 for $20 Worth of Hand-Tossed Pizzas, Sandwiches, and Salads at The Red Star Pizza Company

The Red Star Pizza Company

Seymour

Hand-tossed specialty pizzas highlight a menu of hot sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and more

$20 $12

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Pizza Meal for Two or Four at Mama Nita's Pizza in New Palestine (Up to 45% Off)

Mama Nita's Pizza

New Palestine

Pie prodigies hand-toss dough for thin-crust pizzas and top each creation with choice of more than one dozen toppings

$23.48 $13

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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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$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Ann's Restaurant ($20 Total Value)

Ann's Restaurant

Franklin

Breakfast staples such as western omelets and buttermilk hotcakes; lunch entrees such as half-pound cheeseburgers and breaded cod fish

$10 $5

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Upscale French Dinner at Le Deauville (44% Off)

Le Deauville

Downtown Lexington

Chefs plate French mainstays such as rack of lamb with ratatouille and mint, escargot, and salmon filet with port-wine sauce

$50 $28

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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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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 Burgers

Multiple Locations

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

$10 $5

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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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Select Local Merchants

According to Mike Gelastopoulos, "people shouldn't have to pay $10 for a burger." Indeed, his burgers fall well below that price?they're $6.49 on average?and they still earn their gourmet title. The Rockefeller, for instance, is layered with cranberry chutney, blue-cheese crumbles, and beer-battered onion strings, whereas the Pride of Zeus is heaped with gyro meat, feta, and tzatziki sauce. Every burger is also made fresh from 100% Black Angus beef, seeing as Mike doesn't truck with freezers or patties encased in carbonite.?

But it's not just the burgers that have folks talking. When Mad Mike's was immortalized in Cincinnati.com's Burger Hall of Fame, food critic Polly Campbell wrote that "the fries are like nothing you've ever had [at] a fast-food joint." Hand-cut daily, these taters can be ordered plain, topped with cheesy bacon, or with nacho cheese and grilled onions.

6900 Cheviot Rd.
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Pelts and guns hang from the walls of the dining room at Kreimer’s Bier Haus, lending it a hunting lodge’s rustic charm. As hunting lodges often are, the eatery is a hub for succulent meat dishes such as rib-eye steaks and smoked sausages. However, they place a high premium on veggies as well, and the kitchen serves as a hub for shredded cabbage. Founded in 1982, the German eatery dishes sauerkraut piled on sausages or fried into sauerkraut balls. At white-clothed tables overlooking the Little Miami River, diners can also nosh on seafood such as grilled salmon and jumbo shrimp and sip an eclectic array of beer, wine, and cocktails. During the summer, tables on an expansive riverside patio allow diners to feel the wind in their hair or persuade rain clouds to refill their water glasses.

6052 State Route 128
Cleves,
OH
US

With more than 25 sandwiches on its menu, Monk's Kitchen specializes in variety. While wildly diverse both in name creativity and ingredients?from the Ham Damnation (or Salvation) to a straightforward fried bologna?every sandwich does share one key element: Monk's trademark homemade french and whole-wheat breads, which are made-from-scratch daily. There's plenty more to enjoy at Monk's Kitchen in addition to the sandwiches, from pizzas and breadsticks to salads and calzones. The family-friendly eatery also has an outdoor patio for nice days and games for kids to play after posting sandwiches pics to their food blogs.

9956 Harrison Avenue
Harrison,
OH
US

Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades The Wine Guy Bistro, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

As a young Lebanese man living in Cincinnati, Andy Hajjar found himself longing for the tahini, mint, and feta flavors of his family’s home cooking. Once his mother and brother joined him in the US, the three of them decided to start a deli. Their corner establishment quickly burgeoned into an award-winning restaurant, Andy’s Mediterranean Grill, where they continue to share family recipes without asking relatives to adopt every diner first. Their talent with seasoning lamb—which they grind, chop, marinate, and even serve tartar, if a diner orders in advance—landed Andy on WCPO Channel 9, where he showed the audience how to make lamb burgers. When preparing skewers of charbroiled tenderloin, cilantro-flavored sea scallops, and flatbread pizzas, the kitchen also relies on fresh ingredients and house marinades. Diners can also sip dozens of beers or wines, including some from Lebanon, Israel, and Turkey, as they relish the old-fashioned coziness of a wood-burning stove and the modern joys of a flat-screen television. On weekend evenings, belly dancers appear, and on any evening guests can lounge on black-and-red striped cushions in the wood-paneled hookah room. The Hajjars also sell marinades, salad dressing, and Turkish coffees through Andy’s International Market, which helps customers stock the pantry in their own apartment, home, or sandcastle.

906 Nassau St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

La Petite France's proprietor, Daniele Crandall, grew up in France, where she spent her youth working in family restaurants before emigrating to the United States in 1964. She stayed in touch with her roots by teaching French to students before eventually deciding that it was time to return to the kitchen with her family members.

Today, they bustle among pots of steaming port with sun-dried tomatoes—which will become a demi-glace for duck—and crackling skillets of salmon, endives, shallots, and white wine. They plate filet mignon and pâté that the Cincinnati Enquirer said “has a nice rustic texture, more like a fine meatloaf than a liver pâaté, with a hint of clove or allspice. Little sour cornichon pickles accompany it, just as they do in thousands of bistros and restaurants all over France.” Beneath glittering chandeliers, the glow of fireplaces dances across tables clad in white tablecloths, like a maitre d’ who forgot his uniform. A stained-glass mural depicts the idyllic charm of Peillon in Provence, France, as diners sup on three-course dinners, enjoy tastings of California wines, or sip cocktails and listen to live music during catered banquets.

3177 Glendale Milford Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US