Explore Cincinnati’s best local restaurants from the Banks to Findlay Market on our most popular afternoon tour!
- Adult Ages 11+
- Child Ages 6-10
Enjoy the Best Brunch in Cincinnati
Please note: The Streetcar has ceased operations during the Covid Pandemic. If it has not resumed, the tour will be adapted to a walking tour of one mile or less.
Please be assured, you will still visit the same number of restaurants, enjoy the same amount of wonderful food, history and fun!
Are you ready for a fun-filled three-hour culinary adventure? We meet in beautiful Washington Park in the heart of historic Over the Rhine. This park is bordered by the magnificent Music Hall which has a haunted past. At our first stop, we share the rich history of the city with entertaining stories and old photos of the Queen City of the West.
Our first restaurant is a modern new diner, where we’ll enjoy a hearty dish of creamy scrambled eggs with Chihuahua cheese. We pass one of the biggest beer gardens in the area back in the day. We’ll talk about the history and the period of corrupt politics, beer, and vice in the city.
We head north on Vine Street to an award-winning donut shop for your choice of any of the 50 varieties of the best donuts in town. We’re in the heart of historic Over the Rhine. Look up at the architecture and feel the energy of the hustle and bustle of the people on the streets.
We walk west to board the streetcar and head south to the center of the city – Fountain Square. Our next restaurant is right across the street inside the beautiful 1920s French Art Deco Carew Tower. We’ll visit an iconic ’50s diner for a step back in time. We’ll enjoy a classic breakfast dish or their classic turkey bacon club. We’ll stroll inside the arcade to catch a glimpse of famous Rookwood Pottery. Did you know you can ride an elevator to the 49th floor for a view of the entire city?
Next, we walk to the Backstage Entertainment area, anchored by the Aronoff Center for the Arts. Our fourth food tasting is inside the Contemporary Art Center. This restaurant is brand new and features California-style cuisine. We’ll enjoy their take on avocado toast. It’s the best in the city! While we’re there, we may sneak a peek at one of the newest exhibits. Since the Contemporary Art center is free, you can return and browse at your leisure.
It’s time to catch the streetcar for our final two stops at Findlay Market, the oldest urban outdoor market in Ohio. We’ll dine in a beautiful new restaurant that is a training ground for new chefs and restaurant servers. Our final stop is a local pastry shop featuring the best cookies in town. If you cannot eat one more bite, no worries. We can bag them to go. Afterward, we will take a short tour through Findlay Market.
Our lovely adventure through the Queen City has come to a close. We will happily return you to our starting point or, now that you got the lay of the land, you can continue on your own. Either way, your local guide will be happy to share additional tips or answer any questions, so you can carry on with confidence!
- Visit 3 neighborhoods and ride the streetcar north to Over The Rhine and Findlay Market.
- Visit Fountain Square and the Carew Tower in the heart of the city. See and hear stories about Washington Park, Music Hall, and the history of Over the Rhine.
- Experience colorful multi-story murals throughout the city and the free art exhibits that you can return to.
- Stroll through Findlay Market and hear the story of the oldest urban market in Ohio.
- Enjoy dining at 4 sit-down restaurants and visit two storefront locations featuring a variety of locally made items.
- Receive a food guide with streetcar map, an all-day streetcar pass, and advice from a local guide who knows the city.
- Our promise to leave you full – both mind and body!
- Meeting/Ending Point: NE corner of Washington Park. We gather at the corner of 14th and Race Streets near or inside the glass parking kiosk.
- Parking: Parking is available directly underneath in the Washington Park Garage. Two vehicular entrances/exits are located on Race Street at 13th Street, and on Elm Street across from Music Hall.
- What to Wear: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, an umbrella and a water bottle for hydration.
- Distance: 1.5 miles total walking – The most we walk at one stretch without stopping is 4 city blocks.