Best Of 2017

Best Restaurant That Has Literally Risen From The Ashes: Tucker’s Restaurant

Best Restaurant That Has Literally Risen From The Ashes

It took more than a year of fundraising, elbow grease and community involvement for this Over-the-Rhine landmark to reopen after a devastating fire, but the renovated Tucker’s Restaurant was back in business in mid-September. The unassuming little diner had been an OTR mainstay for an astonishingly long run, almost 60 years, when a grease fire in the kitchen caused extensive flame and smoke damage. Owners Carla and Joe Tucker held fundraisers around town and got more help from local professionals and neighborhood workers than they could have dreamed of. Now they are once again serving breakfast, brunch and lunch to locals and suburbanites who love not only the anything-goes urban hospitality but also basic comfort food and all-day breakfast standards. Tucker’s Restaurant, 1637 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine, 513-954-8920,