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Beer, Bourbon & Bites

With our famous Cincinnati-style chili, French pot ice cream and love for all things goetta, the Cincinnati region's table is set with mouth-watering, must-devour dishes. Our thriving culinary scene has attracted national attention with many award-winning chefs creating unique offerings. And the craft beer scene is one of the best in the country. It’s no wonder USA Today named the Cincinnati region one of "Six small cities with big food scenes" due to our amazing culinary scene.

Savor These Tasty Food Trip Ideas

For that chili we’re oh-so-famous for, with so many different preparations to try, you could eat out every day of the week dining on this classic dish. Start at Skyline Chili, a local staple since 1949, where you can order anything from chili spaghetti to chili fries to a chili baked potato. Graeter’s is the go-to place for rich and creamy French pot ice cream—it’s the only place in the world still making ice cream in this 19th-century tradition. Or, spend the day shopping and sampling from one of the country’s oldest public markets: Findlay Market. This veritable feast of a food market founded in 1855 features indoor merchants and seasonal outdoor vendors, along with musicians and other entertainment.

Beer lovers, we haven’t forgotten about you. Beer-making traditions run deep in Cincinnati, and the craft beer scene is hopping here with dozens of breweries to visit. Discover your new favorite with our craft breweries list. And Northern Kentucky is the spot for bourbon aficionados with The B-Line.

Hungry for more? Get ideas from our Foodie Bucket List, see who made our best burger in downtown Cincinnati list, and find out which restaurants are getting national attention for their unique dining experiences.

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