April 16, 2021

25 Over-the-Top Eats from Cincinnati Restaurants Sure to Satisfy Your Munchies

Sometimes a sort of unreasonable hunger strikes, and when that time comes, a regular ole' grilled cheese just won't cut it. Lucky for you, the Queen City is well-equipped with a multitude of deliciously decadent dishes to feast upon, ranging from a stuffed hotdog wrapped in pizza slice to a s'more made with donuts and marijuana-themed subs to a eight-pound 6-way. Here are a few places to head when you've got an extreme case of the munchies — aka if you're drunk or high.
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Terry’s Ice Cream Dairy Bar
1505 US-50, Lynchburg, Ohio
Massive ice cream sundaes have become increasingly popular over the years, and Terry’s Ice Cream Bar in Lynchburg has hopped on the trend. Each of Terry’s sundaes is twice the size you’d expect, with offerings like “Crazy Over the Rainbow” and “Crazy Candy Bar” on the menu. Crazy Over the Rainbow has two lollipops and an entire slice of cake resting atop the soft serve, the perfect amount of insane for someone with a serious sweet tooth.
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Terry’s Ice Cream Dairy Bar

1505 US-50, Lynchburg, Ohio
Massive ice cream sundaes have become increasingly popular over the years, and Terry’s Ice Cream Bar in Lynchburg has hopped on the trend. Each of Terry’s sundaes is twice the size you’d expect, with offerings like “Crazy Over the Rainbow” and “Crazy Candy Bar” on the menu. Crazy Over the Rainbow has two lollipops and an entire slice of cake resting atop the soft serve, the perfect amount of insane for someone with a serious sweet tooth.
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Mikey’s Late Night Slice
2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Mikey Late Night Slice's is known for its giant, foldable pizza slices and drunk-friendly menu items, like the "Pizza Dog," a hot dog stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, which is then wrapped in a slice of pizza as the bun. There's also the Cheezus Crust and Baby Cheezus, which is American cheese melted on top of two slices of pizza and pressed together into a sandwich. 
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Mikey’s Late Night Slice

2014 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine
Mikey Late Night Slice's is known for its giant, foldable pizza slices and drunk-friendly menu items, like the "Pizza Dog," a hot dog stuffed with pepperoni and cheese, which is then wrapped in a slice of pizza as the bun. There's also the Cheezus Crust and Baby Cheezus, which is American cheese melted on top of two slices of pizza and pressed together into a sandwich.
Photo via instagram.com/latenightslice
Northside Yacht Club
4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
Northside Yacht Club is known for many things, but one of those is its inventive menu of over-the-top, indulgent dishes (almost always offered with a veggie/vegan option). Got a case of the big hungries? Try the Creature Fries, made with three-cheese mornay sauce, scallions, pickled onion, Wisconsin sharp cheddar, jalapeno and “Nascar” sauce with the option to add tofu or smoked chicken thighs.
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Northside Yacht Club

4231 Spring Grove Ave., Northside
Northside Yacht Club is known for many things, but one of those is its inventive menu of over-the-top, indulgent dishes (almost always offered with a veggie/vegan option). Got a case of the big hungries? Try the Creature Fries, made with three-cheese mornay sauce, scallions, pickled onion, Wisconsin sharp cheddar, jalapeno and “Nascar” sauce with the option to add tofu or smoked chicken thighs.
Photo via northsideyachtclub.com
Nomad
225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Nomad in Bellevue has its own take on munchie food. With a wide array of loaded tater tot bowls — ”totchos” — tacos, boozy milkshakes and more, there is something for everyone. A stand out is the Korean BBQ loaded tater tots, which include Korean-style short rib, mozzarella cheese, onion, kimchi and scallions, topped with Korean barbecue sauce. 
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

Nomad

225 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue
Nomad in Bellevue has its own take on munchie food. With a wide array of loaded tater tot bowls — ”totchos” — tacos, boozy milkshakes and more, there is something for everyone. A stand out is the Korean BBQ loaded tater tots, which include Korean-style short rib, mozzarella cheese, onion, kimchi and scallions, topped with Korean barbecue sauce.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
Blue Ash Chili
Multiple locations including 4200 Aero Drive, Mason
Cincinnati-style chili is an excellent option for when that special kind of hunger strikes, and Blue Ash Chili does it right. The 6-way, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, includes beans, onions, shredded cheddar and your choice of fresh sliced jalapeno or fried bottle caps. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can attempt the “No Freakin’ Way Challenge,” which includes two-and-a-half pounds of spaghetti, two-and-a-half more pounds of chili, two pounds of shredded cheddar and one pound of jalapeno caps. Complete it in one hour and it’s free — plus you get to take home a T-shirt. Accept defeat and pay $39.99. 
Photo via Blue Ash Chili

Blue Ash Chili

Multiple locations including 4200 Aero Drive, Mason
Cincinnati-style chili is an excellent option for when that special kind of hunger strikes, and Blue Ash Chili does it right. The 6-way, which was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, includes beans, onions, shredded cheddar and your choice of fresh sliced jalapeno or fried bottle caps. If you’re feeling extra hungry, you can attempt the “No Freakin’ Way Challenge,” which includes two-and-a-half pounds of spaghetti, two-and-a-half more pounds of chili, two pounds of shredded cheddar and one pound of jalapeno caps. Complete it in one hour and it’s free — plus you get to take home a T-shirt. Accept defeat and pay $39.99.
Photo via Blue Ash Chili
Hang Over Easy
13 W. Charlton St., Corryville
Brunch places have a unique take on munchie food, since they tend to cater to the most tired and hungover of us. No place does this better than Hang Over Easy by the University of Cincinnati’s campus. In addition to reviving folks after a rough night, this is an excellent spot for when an untameable hunger strikes. Order the “Walk of Shame” — sausage, bacon, melted American cheese and a fried egg on a grilled buckeye donut — and feel your hangover drift away.
Photo: Kellie Coleman

Hang Over Easy

13 W. Charlton St., Corryville
Brunch places have a unique take on munchie food, since they tend to cater to the most tired and hungover of us. No place does this better than Hang Over Easy by the University of Cincinnati’s campus. In addition to reviving folks after a rough night, this is an excellent spot for when an untameable hunger strikes. Order the “Walk of Shame” — sausage, bacon, melted American cheese and a fried egg on a grilled buckeye donut — and feel your hangover drift away.
Photo: Kellie Coleman
Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack
Covington Yard, 401 Greenup St., Covington
Outdoor entertainment hub Covington Yard brings together a slew of great food and bev options, including Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack, which serves up sliders in the yard. Besides a variety of slider options, Hangry Omar’s serves something called Dumpster Fries, which are fries with goetta, onion, buffalo sauce, pepperjack, 1001 island sauce, American cheese and pepper jelly. 
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Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack

Covington Yard, 401 Greenup St., Covington
Outdoor entertainment hub Covington Yard brings together a slew of great food and bev options, including Hangry Omar’s Slider Shack, which serves up sliders in the yard. Besides a variety of slider options, Hangry Omar’s serves something called Dumpster Fries, which are fries with goetta, onion, buffalo sauce, pepperjack, 1001 island sauce, American cheese and pepper jelly.
Photo via facebook.com/hangryomars
Pig Candy BBQ
5901 Kellogg Ave., California, Ohio
Pig Candy BBQ recently opened in an old jail in California, Ohio, and its namesake comes from its signature menu item: The Pig Candy waffle. The waffle is pressed with pulled pork and drizzled with a peach maple glaze. Other offerings, like the pulled pork posole or chopped beef sandwich, are sure to satisfy your barbecue cravings.
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Pig Candy BBQ

5901 Kellogg Ave., California, Ohio
Pig Candy BBQ recently opened in an old jail in California, Ohio, and its namesake comes from its signature menu item: The Pig Candy waffle. The waffle is pressed with pulled pork and drizzled with a peach maple glaze. Other offerings, like the pulled pork posole or chopped beef sandwich, are sure to satisfy your barbecue cravings.
Photo via facebook.com/eatpigcandy
Cheba Hut Toasted Subs
2614 Short Vine St., Corryville
Fast-casual restaurant chain Cheba Hut is a doozy. The cannabis-themed sub shop opened on Short Vine just a few months ago and offers a full bar, sweet treats and an endless list of toasted subs. (But no marijuana.) The Chronic sub, which has roast beef, barbecue sauce, green peppers, mushrooms and cheddar cheese, is good whether you're stoned or not. 
Photo via chebahut.com

Cheba Hut Toasted Subs

2614 Short Vine St., Corryville
Fast-casual restaurant chain Cheba Hut is a doozy. The cannabis-themed sub shop opened on Short Vine just a few months ago and offers a full bar, sweet treats and an endless list of toasted subs. (But no marijuana.) The Chronic sub, which has roast beef, barbecue sauce, green peppers, mushrooms and cheddar cheese, is good whether you're stoned or not.
Photo via chebahut.com
Fireside Pizza
773 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
Pizza is a classic munchie food, and Fireside Pizza in Walnut Hills does it well. Fireside partners with Eli’s BBQ for the aptly named Eli’s BBQ Pie with Alabama white sauce, a provolone-mozzarella mix, Eli’s BBQ signature rub and babecue sauce, pickled red onions and Fireside over-roasted chicken. Pizzas are available in both 9 inches and 14 inches, but we think you’ll want the bigger size. Thank us later.
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Fireside Pizza

773 E. McMillan St., Walnut Hills
Pizza is a classic munchie food, and Fireside Pizza in Walnut Hills does it well. Fireside partners with Eli’s BBQ for the aptly named Eli’s BBQ Pie with Alabama white sauce, a provolone-mozzarella mix, Eli’s BBQ signature rub and babecue sauce, pickled red onions and Fireside over-roasted chicken. Pizzas are available in both 9 inches and 14 inches, but we think you’ll want the bigger size. Thank us later.
Photo via facebook.com/FiresidePizzaWagon