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Nearby Restaurants

Restaurants near The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Downtown

Approximately 0.40 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (photo: Wendy Pramik)

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse

Downtown

Approximately 0.40 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

An upscale option offering steaks, chops, seafood, sushi and classic sides in a vibrant art deco room.

An upscale option offering steaks, chops, seafood, sushi and classic sides in a vibrant art deco room.

First Watch

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

First Watch

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

First class, freshly made breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant.

First class, freshly made breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant.

Lucy Blue

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Lucy Blue

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Lucy Blue's is the place to go when you need a late night meal or post-bar snack. This new location is also open until 3 a.m. You can get their delicious pizza with a wide... Read more

Lucy Blue's is the place to go when you need a late night meal or post-bar snack. This new location is also open until 3 a.m. You can get their delicious pizza with a wide variety of toppings ranging from your standard cheese to Greek-style. It is a party-goer's late night paradise.

Madonna's Bar & Grill

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Madonna's Bar & Grill

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

This downtown dive bar does not tremble at the sight of swanky bars within a stone's throw. Friendly service, good drinks, low-key atmosphere and savory BLTs keep... Read more

This downtown dive bar does not tremble at the sight of swanky bars within a stone's throw. Friendly service, good drinks, low-key atmosphere and savory BLTs keep patrons loyal and satisfied. The comfortably cluttered bar is not named after the ever-transforming queen of pop. According to new management, Madonna was the original owner's daughter -- but you can probably find the "other" Madonna's... Read More

Roly Poly Sandwiches

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Roly Poly Sandwiches

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Counter-serve chain featuring a large selection of wraps, plus soups and salads.

Counter-serve chain featuring a large selection of wraps, plus soups and salads.

Sunshine Fine Foods

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Sunshine Fine Foods

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Sunshine Fine Foods has a deli counter with carryout sandwiches and specials, groceries, beer and wine.

Sunshine Fine Foods has a deli counter with carryout sandwiches and specials, groceries, beer and wine.

Shanghai Mama's

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Shanghai Mama's

Downtown

Approximately 0.41 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Self-proclaimed as the "best food in the Tri-State," Shanghai Mama's brings you a huge menu of traditional Chinese food. Open until 3 a.m. - so you can get your late night... Read more

Self-proclaimed as the "best food in the Tri-State," Shanghai Mama's brings you a huge menu of traditional Chinese food. Open until 3 a.m. - so you can get your late night snack on after a night at the bars or theater! Grab one of their classic 'Shut up and eat your noodles' shirts or maybe even enjoy a drink from their full service bar. Be sure to try their homemade noodles or wontons or one of... Read More

E+O New Asian

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

E+O New Asian

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

E+O stands for Earth + Ocean and will combine the flavors of the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam and other Asian countries. E+O's cusine brings forth approachable flavors and... Read more

E+O stands for Earth + Ocean and will combine the flavors of the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam and other Asian countries. E+O's cusine brings forth approachable flavors and in a modern setting taking on traditional Japanese and Pacific dishes and elevating them with twists. Items like baby back ribs, Angus ribeye, sushi, seafood and more. 

Lalo

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Lalo

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Creative, Asian-inspired BBQ fare is the focus of this modern restaurant with a chill vibe.

Creative, Asian-inspired BBQ fare is the focus of this modern restaurant with a chill vibe.

Tot Dogs

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Tot Dogs

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Jim Thompson, the man behind Lucy Blue Pizza, has turned his attention to gourmet hot dogs and sausages with his new venture, Tot Dogs. The small, takeout-only restaurant... Read more

Jim Thompson, the man behind Lucy Blue Pizza, has turned his attention to gourmet hot dogs and sausages with his new venture, Tot Dogs. The small, takeout-only restaurant is now open next to PNC Bank. On the menu are hot dogs (regular, all-beef, turkey or veggie), sausages (Italian, chicken and andouille), bratwurst, metts and hot metts. They can be topped with standards such as chili and cheese... Read More

The Righteous Room

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off
Righteous Room

The Righteous Room

Downtown

Approximately 0.42 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Righteous Room, a relatively new bar and lounge, fits in perfectly with the downtown scene. Urbanites, young professionals and patrons to the nearby Aronoff Center come to... Read more

Righteous Room, a relatively new bar and lounge, fits in perfectly with the downtown scene. Urbanites, young professionals and patrons to the nearby Aronoff Center come to mingle in the airy lounge or chill at the bar with a sophisticated cocktail. Try one of their concoctions half-price during happy hour from 4-8 p.m. daily.

Hello Honey

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Hello Honey

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Ice cream made from scratch, using fresh ingredients free from artificial colors or flavors. 

Ice cream made from scratch, using fresh ingredients free from artificial colors or flavors. 

Haru Korean Restaurant

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Haru Korean Restaurant

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Authentic Korean food including dolsot bibimbap and bulgogi beef.

Authentic Korean food including dolsot bibimbap and bulgogi beef.

Silverglade's

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Silverglade's

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Silverglade's is a deli/grocery store fusion, offering produce, fine meats, salads, imported cheeses, hot meals to go, wine and a full coffee bar. The Silverglade family... Read more

Silverglade's is a deli/grocery store fusion, offering produce, fine meats, salads, imported cheeses, hot meals to go, wine and a full coffee bar. The Silverglade family began their business out of two busy stands at Findlay Market (they're still there) and eventually opened locations in Anderson and downtown. Lunch is the most popular meal here, and made-to-order sandwiches feature names such as... Read More

Skyline Chili

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off
Skyline Chili coney and 3-way (photo: Skyline Chili)

Skyline Chili

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Proclaimed by many non-Cincinnati natives to be an acquired taste, most who were born and raised here can't remember life without Skyline (and those who move here... Read more

Proclaimed by many non-Cincinnati natives to be an acquired taste, most who were born and raised here can't remember life without Skyline (and those who move here quickly become loyal as well). The chili, part of what makes Cincinnati the city we all know and love, has been made from the same Greek recipe since the first location opened in 1949. It's not what the average person pictures when... Read More

Scene Ultra Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Scene Ultra Lounge

Downtown

Approximately 0.43 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Boisterous nightspot with craft beers, cocktails, DJs, a dance floor, and TVs for sports fans.

Boisterous nightspot with craft beers, cocktails, DJs, a dance floor, and TVs for sports fans.

Mainwood Pastry

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Mainwood Pastry

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Family-owned bakery turning out cakes, breads, cookies, and other pastries in a little shop. 

Family-owned bakery turning out cakes, breads, cookies, and other pastries in a little shop. 

Sushi Bears

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Sushi Bears

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Sushi Bears is a vendor in Findlay Market, serving sushi rolls, stir fry and Indian dishes. Cooking lessons are offered by appointment Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday.

Sushi Bears is a vendor in Findlay Market, serving sushi rolls, stir fry and Indian dishes. Cooking lessons are offered by appointment Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday.

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Nicholson's Tavern & Pub

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Men in kilts serve a Scottish-American gastropub menu with beer and brown spirits plus live music.

Men in kilts serve a Scottish-American gastropub menu with beer and brown spirits plus live music.

Horse & Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Horse & Barrel

Downtown

Approximately 0.44 miles from from The Lackman Chili Cook-Off

Award-winning whiskey bar in downtown Cincinnati. 106+ whiskeys. Specialty cocktails, craft beers, small bites and a friendly bourbon loving staff.

Award-winning whiskey bar in downtown Cincinnati. 106+ whiskeys. Specialty cocktails, craft beers, small bites and a friendly bourbon loving staff.