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CINCINNATI STREETCAR FOOD TOUR

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Adult Ages 11+
$59
Child Ages 6-10
$49

Experience Cincinnati’s Best Food by Streetcar

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 begin in the Banks, home to the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals and beautiful Smale riverfront park, where we share the rich history of the city with entertaining stories and old photos of the Queen City of the West.

We board the streetcar to our first tasting right in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. As we stroll to the ‘backstage entertainment’ district we view story-high colorful murals highlighting the famous citizens and events of Cincinnati.

We’re now in view of the Aronoff Center, which brings a little bit of Broadway right to our door. In sight are dozens of restaurants and although our restaurants vary from tour to tour, each one is locally owned and delicious.

To whet your appetite, how about a gourmet burger bar made of chuck, sirloin, and brisket topped with a homemade tomato jam, bacon, taleggio cheese, and grilled onions?

Have you ever visited a Scottish Pub? We have a replica of the Cafe Royal in Edinburgh, Scotland. Next door is a century-old restored hotel that features amazing art! Their signature dish is a burnt carrot salad and you’ve never tasted anything as good! Speaking of art, we have stories to tell about the Contemporary Art Center. The best is it’s free!

Located on Fountain Square is an Italian restaurant with the best homemade meatballs in town. A few blocks north is a quaint and quirky restaurant operating continuously since 1861, so you know the food is special here!

We hop on the streetcar to Over the Rhine, a foodie’s paradise! We are now in little Germany, full of Italianate 19th-century architecture. As we stroll this vibrant and energetic neighborhood, we enjoy a few sweet treats from some of the most innovative bakeries in town. We also have access to those “hard to get a seat” places on our afternoon tour, from a well-known taco restaurant to a converted church made into a brewery.

We ride by beautiful Washington Park, an urban oasis full of colorful gardens, right across the street from the jewel of the neighborhood, Music Hall, on to our final destination, Findlay Market. We experience the sights, the aromas and the colorful stalls of the oldest market in Ohio.

The market is surrounded by local entrepreneurs featuring award-winning chocolate, a sixth-generation German butcher, exclusive cheese and fudge shop and a gluten-free French bakery.

As our tour comes to a close, you now have an all-day streetcar pass to explore the city. We are ready to answer any questions, offer suggestions or escort you back to our original meeting place.

Highlights

  • Visit 5 neighborhoods with a friendly certified guide and receive an all-day streetcar pass.
  • Dine at three unique restaurants downtown, plus get a sample of beer. Visit two eateries in Over the Rhine.
  • See and hear stories about Washington Park, Music Hall, and the history of Over the Rhine.
  • Experience multi-story murals, the Contemporary Art Center and 21c Museum Hotel.
  • Stroll through Findlay Market and enjoy a tasting from one of the many vendors.
  • Receive a food guide with streetcar map, list of restaurants and advice from a friendly guide.
  • Our promise is to fill you – both mind and body!

Tour Information

  • Meeting/Ending Point: Meet in front of Smoothie King, 155 Second Street East, Cincinnati OH 45202. Look for the red awning – right next door to Planet Fitness.
  • Parking: The Central Riverfront Garage Parking Lot is very convenient to our meeting point. There are multiple entrances such as 171 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is directly across from the Great American Ballpark.
  • What to Wear: Comfortable shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, an umbrella and a water bottle for hydration.
  • Distance: 1 mile total walking – we rate this tour as physically moderate/wheelchair accessible.