Cornerstone's hefty menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pizza is generously peppered with creative takes on café classics and daily specials that will keep your tongue on the edge of its eat. The sandwich lover singing lonely laments from the dark corner of your stomach-tavern will settle down when it meets the Cornerstone Hero Sandwich (ham, salami, pepperoni, provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, black olives, horseradish and balsamic vinaigrette, $6.49), a Cajun roast-beef sandwich (lean Cajun roast beef, lettuce, tomato, red onions, jack and pepper-jack cheese, and a Texas petal sauce, $6.59), or a handsome, vacation-tanned Caribbean chicken sandwich (marinated chicken breast, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pepper-jack cheese, and homemade sauce, $6.59).
Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1953, The Original Pancake House ran the original pancake house, The Extremely Local House of Pancakes, out of business by using only the highest-quality ingredients such as 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, and a secret spy-guarded sourdough starter recipe to craft each delectable breakfast dish. Menu items vary by location, but the Cincinnati-area Original Pancake House's egg-juggling cooks whip up freshly made sauces and batters into tasty specialties such as the signature golden brown Dutch baby ($7.99)—an air-filled delight dusted with lemon, whipped butter, and powdered sugar—and the apple pancake ($8.19), a single pancake oven baked with Granny Smith apples and glazed with pure Sinkiang cinnamon. The evocatively named Tahitian Maiden's Dream ($7.39) slices golden ripe bananas in sour cream, drizzles it in Triple Sec, sherry, and brandy, then bakes it in a tender crepe before topping it with more nanners and an apricot sauce, while the Danish kijafa cherry crepes ($7.39) do something similar with Montmorency cherries and homemade kijafa sauce.
Inside Daddy's Steak & Chicken, chefs keep the grill and fryer hot to make an array of American favorites. They sizzle up fried chicken, grill up cheesesteaks, and put together a cross-section of their fried marine life in their seafood box. Alongside these American favorites, they also batter and fry chicken, shrimp, and bananas in tempura to create crispy, Asian-inspired treats.
From its quaint, train depot?style building, Sharonville Depot Deli serves up a smorgasbord of sandwiches, salads, soups, and home-cooked American favorites. Guests savor turkey clubs, reubens, and BLTs or substantial hot-plate specials such as fluffy hush puppies, flaky fried fish, and smoked mac and cheese.
True West Coffee has a drink for every type of café goer, with options ranging from traditional coffee and espresso beverages to frothy lattes flavored with fig, vanilla, and black pepper.
At both its locations, patrons find a variety of snacks to pair with café drinks, including freshly baked goods and loaded salads. At the Main Street location, cooks pile Cuban baguettes with deli-sandwich fixings. At the High Street café, they use a high-powered convection oven to create eight types of melty grilled-cheese sandwiches.