Cunningham Restaurant Group

Moerlein Lager House

Gastropub and Brewery$$$$
Central Business District, Cincinnati
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  • Dan O.
    "The Short Rib Grilled cheese is friggin' awesome!"(6 Tips)
    Chris T.
    "The Moer Burger is one of the top five burgers I've ever had."(3 Tips)
    Leslie B.
    "The Lager Bread is amazing with the melted smoked Gouda and..."(3 Tips)
    Joe T.
    "The beer selection is top notch and the good is phenomenal."(5 Tips)
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  • Kelsey A.
    Kelsey AndersonJanuary 23, 2015
    An incredible atmosphere, amazing food, and delicious beers. Tried the Emancipator Double Bock and it was amazing. We had a large group, so the server recommended the sampler appetizer...worth it!
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThompsonMarch 22, 2012
    The Moer Burger is one of the top five burgers I've ever had. The beef is perfectly seasoned and topped with pastrami, cheddar, an egg, bacon and sweet onion relish. Have a knife and fork ready!
  • L B.
    L BJuly 26, 2013
    Meat & cheese board appetizer was on point. My main entree was the meatloaf. So good! Atmosphere is great. Bathrooms clean but small. Overall, my first time here was a good one! I'll be back.
  • Brian S.
    Brian StraussOctober 15, 2015
    Large beer selection. Lots of local stuff. Good canned beers! A large food menu often foretells of mediocrity. The food is not as good as the beer. I liked it, but I'd explore other places.
  • Dayna L.
    Dayna LeonDecember 18, 2014
    I love everything on the menu from the Moer Burger to the crispy tofu to the OTR chicken and short rib grilled cheese. The Barbarossa is the perfect winter beer.
  • Ronald V.
    Ronald VieiraNovember 15, 2014
    The Moer burger, caprese flatbread, build your own awesome appetizers and a flight of locally brewed beer! A must visit!!!
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry DiceJuly 6, 2015
    Huge space, good brews, but spotty service. Granted, it was game night, but short-staffed and difficult to keep the cold ones coming.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LAugust 16, 2012
    Food was wonderful and service was great. However, $26 for a cup of soup, thin sliced prime rib sandwich and a glass of ice tea. Rather expensive for us working class.
  • Awilda
    AwildaJuly 24, 2012
    My husband couldn't stop commenting about how delicious the fish tacos were. Meatloaf is also quite tasty. And, you can't go wrong with the meat and cheese board.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CauteroDecember 29, 2012
    Great service and food. I was pleasantly surprised and will return. It was my first visit as a non cincinnati native and this beats alot of local institutions.
  • Joe T.
    Joe TaulbeeJune 24, 2015
    The beer selection is top notch and the good is phenomenal. Would recommend the short rib grilled cheese or the charcuterie plate with the candied pork belly.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SchwabSeptember 5, 2012
    LOUDEST bar/restaurant in Cinci. All hard surfaces inside, echoes like crazy. You can barely carry on a normal conversation with yelling. Good beer and view though!
  • David B.
    David BilliterAugust 10, 2014
    Food is great. Get the fried pickles and anaheim peppers and you won't be disappointed. Only drawback is that is can get pretty loud in here.
  • Francisco M.
    Francisco Morillo-DelermeFebruary 27, 2013
    The dopplebock is a good seasonal beer. Malty with a bit of a coffee finish. Really nice for those who like a little lighter dark beer.
  • Gabriel M.
    Gabriel MoralesAugust 10, 2013
    If you get the meat and cheese plate make sure to get the candied pork belly. I recommend skipping the prosciutto for something else.
  • Know Theatre of Cincinnati
    Our partners at Christian Moerlein have opened an absolutely gorgeous and delicious restaurant and brewery at the banks. Sit on the balcony and overlook the river while you eat!
  • Matt W.
    Matt W.March 9, 2012
    If the theme is the history of Moerlein beers, it would have been nice to have a cask beer. The beers are nice and fresh however.
  • Jarrod R.
    Jarrod RollinsFebruary 2
    Bay of Bengal double IPA is a fave. Great short ribs for an entree or short rib grilled cheese for a sandwich
  • Paul S.
    Paul SteeleSeptember 9, 2012
    First class place to enjoy local brewed beers, great food , good entertainment, and great views of the Ohio river area
  • Rebecca K.
    Rebecca KOctober 18, 2012
    the BEST CRAB CAKES I've ever had, bar none, including the best that Baltimore has to offer!
  • Liz M.
    Liz McCauleyAugust 6, 2015
    Good drinks and food. Staff is uneducated on the menu. Don't go if you're in a hurry!
  • Sabrina D.
    Sabrina DetzelDecember 29, 2014
    Garden burger is delicious, pepper mayo adds just the right kick. Onion rings and french fries are great as well.
  • Christa K.
    Christa KleinMarch 25, 2012
    Ask for Sierra and Mary in the bar, or Michelle as a server. The short rib grilled cheese and onions soup are YUMM!
  • Philip P.
    Philip PoonoosamyAugust 12, 2012
    The lowest level parking garage pays an homage to the home plate Riverfront Stadium. Respect...
  • Erin R.
    Erin RagsdaleMay 26, 2012
    Slow and unattentive service on a Friday night? No thanks. I can think of plenty of other places that can run a proper staff on a busy night
  • Sharen
    SharenFebruary 10, 2013
    Splendid views- Delicious chicken scaloppini! Nice twist to a classic cordon blue! Awesome garlic fries
  • Krista N.
    Krista NeherMarch 1, 2012
    It is extremely loud.so loud that I can barely have a conversation with the person I'm sitting with.... Also very slow service... been here 20 minutes and still don't have drinks.
  • Liam R.
    Liam RolfeJanuary 14, 2015
    The sandwiches are amazing and they have some great entrees like steak tips. Highly recommended.
  • Sadie T.
    Sadie TaylorJuly 12, 2013
    The Applewood Chicken Salad sub tofu, is the perfect vegetarian dish on a nice summer day!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SOctober 24, 2015
    Lots of space to spread out. Too many choices for food, but beer listing is great.
  • Erik G.
    Erik GraySeptember 3, 2013
    A great addition to the riverfront. Thanks to the ownership for bringing Cincinnati's great beers home where they belong.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HeftiMay 12, 2012
    Try the Spatzle With Brussell Sprouts - So good. I came back to have it again. Deliciousness.
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanJune 4, 2015
    Has a big and corporate feel, but has good homemade food and good beer!
  • Amber J.
    Amber JMay 6, 2012
    Buffalo chicken pizza (with ranch) is yummy!! I loved the buffalo chicken pieces.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RMarch 31, 2013
    Barbarossa Red on tap...bartender said it's 90% of the staff's favorite. Def worth trying!
  • Kim
    KimFebruary 20, 2013
    If you time it just right you can walk through the Pavilion and have your own private fire works show :)
  • Allison M.
    Allison MillerOctober 20, 2014
    Great atmosphere! Amazing food. Beer selection is fantastic..fun to try!
  • Todd G.
    Todd GuilmetteOctober 11, 2013
    Definitely try the calamari it goes great with beer and its not breaded heavily.
  • Chad H.
    Chad HobbsMarch 25, 2012
    You can get a liter of draft beer for only $2 more than the 22oz price.
  • Linda S.
    Linda S.June 22, 2014
    Tables in the boot garden are great! The short rib grilled cheese is amazing!
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AppiariusJanuary 3, 2013
    The pulled pork sandwich was Ah-mazing. It's got quite the kick though, so beware! Mmmmm.
  • RJ S.
    RJ SargentMarch 28, 2012
    Try the Moer-Burger - Burger with pastrami, bacon and a fried egg. Delicious!
  • Hans C.
    Hans CramerSeptember 7, 2014
    The scene is very good. You should try the tray of cheeses and meats!
  • Nerija S.
    Nerija SlotkusDecember 29, 2014
    Squash Wellington, French Onion soup, and sweet potato chips are fantastic. Great river views.
  • Justine O.
    Justine O.August 16, 2012
    Get the Garlic Shrimp appetizer, the one served on the baguette. It's amazing. ✨
  • Michael K.
    Michael KDecember 6, 2014
    Love it here! Great, laid back atmosphere, beautiful view of river!
  • Dallas W.
    Dallas WinklerMarch 13, 2012
    Nice looking place inside. The outdoor deck has a great view. A nice addition downtown.
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 11, 2015
    Good craft beer on tap. Deserts were over priced and obviously frozen
  • Timothy P.
    Timothy PerryMarch 1, 2012
    Absolutely my favorite spot in Cincinnati if your looking for a dinner with a view of the river.
  • Andy L.
    Andy LarkinsMay 4, 2012
    Good food. Really nice setup. Feels like they are still working service kinks out.
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