Here's Where to Find Cincinnati's Best Takeout Restaurants

CityBeat has been in the business of curating the Best Of Cincinnati® for more than two decades, highlighting the city’s most outstanding selections in Eats, Arts & Culture, Shops & Services, Music & Nightlife, Sports & Recreation and City Life. And the responsibility of selecting these exceptional entities is divided between our readers and staff. This year, readers logged on to the ballot site in droves to vote for their favorites in broad categories, including Best Takeout. Here are the winners.

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No. 10 Best Takeout: Revolution Rotisserie
6063 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge
Revolution Rotisserie is located in Pleasant Ridge, but if you're not in the mood to dine in, the eatery's takeout is just as good. Try the lightning fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw, pickles and lightning sauce. Or you can get a half-bird (quarter white and quarter dark) in the Peruvian-inspired pollo a la brasa-style, with cilantro lime rice, aji verde sauce and pickled red onion, or opt for Nick's hot chicken-style.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 10 Best Takeout: Revolution Rotisserie

6063 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge
Revolution Rotisserie is located in Pleasant Ridge, but if you're not in the mood to dine in, the eatery's takeout is just as good. Try the lightning fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw, pickles and lightning sauce. Or you can get a half-bird (quarter white and quarter dark) in the Peruvian-inspired pollo a la brasa-style, with cilantro lime rice, aji verde sauce and pickled red onion, or opt for Nick's hot chicken-style.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 10 Best Takeout: Revolution Rotisserie
6063 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge
Revolution Rotisserie is located in Pleasant Ridge, but if you're not in the mood to dine in, the eatery's takeout is just as good. Try the lightning fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw, pickles and lightning sauce. Or you can get a half-bird (quarter white and quarter dark) in the Peruvian-inspired pollo a la brasa-style, with cilantro lime rice, aji verde sauce and pickled red onion, or opt for Nick's hot chicken-style.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 10 Best Takeout: Revolution Rotisserie

6063 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge
Revolution Rotisserie is located in Pleasant Ridge, but if you're not in the mood to dine in, the eatery's takeout is just as good. Try the lightning fried chicken sandwich with coleslaw, pickles and lightning sauce. Or you can get a half-bird (quarter white and quarter dark) in the Peruvian-inspired pollo a la brasa-style, with cilantro lime rice, aji verde sauce and pickled red onion, or opt for Nick's hot chicken-style.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 9 Best Takeout: Tuba Baking Co.
212 W. Pike St., Covington
Though Tuba Baking Co. is temporarily closed, it's no surprise the carry-out only restaurant made it on our list of top takeout locations. Tuba specializes in massive sourdough soft pretzels and a rotating menu of German specialties like spaetzle, German onion soup and Swabian apple bread pudding. While Tuba is closed, you can find their wholesale pretzels at some local breweries like MadTree Taproom, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery and Nine Giant Brewing.
Photo: facebook.com/tubabakingco

No. 9 Best Takeout: Tuba Baking Co.

212 W. Pike St., Covington
Though Tuba Baking Co. is temporarily closed, it's no surprise the carry-out only restaurant made it on our list of top takeout locations. Tuba specializes in massive sourdough soft pretzels and a rotating menu of German specialties like spaetzle, German onion soup and Swabian apple bread pudding. While Tuba is closed, you can find their wholesale pretzels at some local breweries like MadTree Taproom, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery and Nine Giant Brewing.
Photo: facebook.com/tubabakingco
No. 9 Best Takeout: Tuba Baking Co.
212 W. Pike St., Covington
Though Tuba Baking Co. is temporarily closed, it's no surprise the carry-out only restaurant made it on our list of top takeout locations. Tuba specializes in massive sourdough soft pretzels and a rotating menu of German specialties like spaetzle, German onion soup and Swabian apple bread pudding. While Tuba is closed, you can find their wholesale pretzels at some local breweries like MadTree Taproom, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery and Nine Giant Brewing.
Photo: facebook.com/tubabakingco

No. 9 Best Takeout: Tuba Baking Co.

212 W. Pike St., Covington
Though Tuba Baking Co. is temporarily closed, it's no surprise the carry-out only restaurant made it on our list of top takeout locations. Tuba specializes in massive sourdough soft pretzels and a rotating menu of German specialties like spaetzle, German onion soup and Swabian apple bread pudding. While Tuba is closed, you can find their wholesale pretzels at some local breweries like MadTree Taproom, Northern Row Brewery & Distillery and Nine Giant Brewing.
Photo: facebook.com/tubabakingco
No. 8 Best Takeout: Lucius Q
1131 Broadway St., Pendleton
Lucius Q has "epic barbecue straight outta the pit in Pendleton," according to their website. Their meat comes from Avril-Bleh and their bread comes from Giminetti, a local bakery. Everything else is made by pit master Tom Martin in house. Lucius Q has a variety of platters available for carry-out, like the brisket, pulled pork or smoked belly platter. Each comes with a choice of a classic barbecue side like coleslaw, baked beans or collard greens. They also offer pork belly tacos and chips and queso for a Mexican-fusion take on barbecue.
Photo: facebook.com/luciusq

No. 8 Best Takeout: Lucius Q

1131 Broadway St., Pendleton
Lucius Q has "epic barbecue straight outta the pit in Pendleton," according to their website. Their meat comes from Avril-Bleh and their bread comes from Giminetti, a local bakery. Everything else is made by pit master Tom Martin in house. Lucius Q has a variety of platters available for carry-out, like the brisket, pulled pork or smoked belly platter. Each comes with a choice of a classic barbecue side like coleslaw, baked beans or collard greens. They also offer pork belly tacos and chips and queso for a Mexican-fusion take on barbecue.
Photo: facebook.com/luciusq
No. 8 Best Takeout: Lucius Q
1131 Broadway St., Pendleton
Lucius Q has "epic barbecue straight outta the pit in Pendleton," according to their website. Their meat comes from Avril-Bleh and their bread comes from Giminetti, a local bakery. Everything else is made by pit master Tom Martin in house. Lucius Q has a variety of platters available for carry-out, like the brisket, pulled pork or smoked belly platter. Each comes with a choice of a classic barbecue side like coleslaw, baked beans or collard greens. They also offer pork belly tacos and chips and queso for a Mexican-fusion take on barbecue.
Photo: facebook.com/luciusq

No. 8 Best Takeout: Lucius Q

1131 Broadway St., Pendleton
Lucius Q has "epic barbecue straight outta the pit in Pendleton," according to their website. Their meat comes from Avril-Bleh and their bread comes from Giminetti, a local bakery. Everything else is made by pit master Tom Martin in house. Lucius Q has a variety of platters available for carry-out, like the brisket, pulled pork or smoked belly platter. Each comes with a choice of a classic barbecue side like coleslaw, baked beans or collard greens. They also offer pork belly tacos and chips and queso for a Mexican-fusion take on barbecue.
Photo: facebook.com/luciusq
No. 7 Best Takeout: Mazunte
611 Main St., Downtown; 5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Mazunte has been long-hailed as a "hidden gem," but hopefully this will finally put it on the map as a Cincinnati institution. Their Madisonville and Downtown Cincinnati restaurants mix casual order-at-the-counter dining with authentic, high-quality Mexican cuisine. Mazunte offers pork tacos, chile relleno, tamales and margaritas, and while both restaurants offer carryout, they have another Madisonville location specifically for takeout, delivery and catering.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 7 Best Takeout: Mazunte

611 Main St., Downtown; 5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Mazunte has been long-hailed as a "hidden gem," but hopefully this will finally put it on the map as a Cincinnati institution. Their Madisonville and Downtown Cincinnati restaurants mix casual order-at-the-counter dining with authentic, high-quality Mexican cuisine. Mazunte offers pork tacos, chile relleno, tamales and margaritas, and while both restaurants offer carryout, they have another Madisonville location specifically for takeout, delivery and catering.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 7 Best Takeout: Mazunte
611 Main St., Downtown; 5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Mazunte has been long-hailed as a "hidden gem," but hopefully this will finally put it on the map as a Cincinnati institution. Their Madisonville and Downtown Cincinnati restaurants mix casual order-at-the-counter dining with authentic, high-quality Mexican cuisine. Mazunte offers pork tacos, chile relleno, tamales and margaritas, and while both restaurants offer carryout, they have another Madisonville location specifically for takeout, delivery and catering.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 7 Best Takeout: Mazunte

611 Main St., Downtown; 5207 Madison Road, Madisonville
Mazunte has been long-hailed as a "hidden gem," but hopefully this will finally put it on the map as a Cincinnati institution. Their Madisonville and Downtown Cincinnati restaurants mix casual order-at-the-counter dining with authentic, high-quality Mexican cuisine. Mazunte offers pork tacos, chile relleno, tamales and margaritas, and while both restaurants offer carryout, they have another Madisonville location specifically for takeout, delivery and catering.
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 6 Best Takeout: Currito
Multiple locations including 111 E. Fifth St., Downtown
Cincinnati-based restaurant Currito is the national chain that made it to this list, but it isn't hard to imagine why. The restaurant combines salads, smoothies and grain bowls to form a menu perfect for those looking for a healthy lunch or dinner. You can either make your own concoction of ingredients or pick from one of their predetermined choices. One standout is the Bangkok grain bowl, which has Asian cabbage, cilantro lime rice, slivered almonds, Thai-style peanut sauce and choice of grilled steak, chicken or organic tofu. You can choose to have it as a wrap as well.
Photo: facebook.com/curritoeats

No. 6 Best Takeout: Currito

Multiple locations including 111 E. Fifth St., Downtown
Cincinnati-based restaurant Currito is the national chain that made it to this list, but it isn't hard to imagine why. The restaurant combines salads, smoothies and grain bowls to form a menu perfect for those looking for a healthy lunch or dinner. You can either make your own concoction of ingredients or pick from one of their predetermined choices. One standout is the Bangkok grain bowl, which has Asian cabbage, cilantro lime rice, slivered almonds, Thai-style peanut sauce and choice of grilled steak, chicken or organic tofu. You can choose to have it as a wrap as well.
Photo: facebook.com/curritoeats
No. 6 Best Takeout: Currito
Multiple locations including 111 E. Fifth St., Downtown
Cincinnati-based restaurant Currito is the national chain that made it to this list, but it isn't hard to imagine why. The restaurant combines salads, smoothies and grain bowls to form a menu perfect for those looking for a healthy lunch or dinner. You can either make your own concoction of ingredients or pick from one of their predetermined choices. One standout is the Bangkok grain bowl, which has Asian cabbage, cilantro lime rice, slivered almonds, Thai-style peanut sauce and choice of grilled steak, chicken or organic tofu. You can choose to have it as a wrap as well.
Photo: facebook.com/curritoeats

No. 6 Best Takeout: Currito

Multiple locations including 111 E. Fifth St., Downtown
Cincinnati-based restaurant Currito is the national chain that made it to this list, but it isn't hard to imagine why. The restaurant combines salads, smoothies and grain bowls to form a menu perfect for those looking for a healthy lunch or dinner. You can either make your own concoction of ingredients or pick from one of their predetermined choices. One standout is the Bangkok grain bowl, which has Asian cabbage, cilantro lime rice, slivered almonds, Thai-style peanut sauce and choice of grilled steak, chicken or organic tofu. You can choose to have it as a wrap as well.
Photo: facebook.com/curritoeats