Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cabana On The River operates as a full-service restaurant. Its menu includes a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and dinner favorites. Some of the food items served include beer battered cheese sticks, boneless chicken wings, white chicken chili and pork strip steak. The restaurant also serves a range of wines, beer as well as specialty drinks, such as Cuervo Skinny Margarita and Hawaiian Lemonade, to name a few. Its Tiki Bar features live music every weekend.
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Too Rude for Service

My husband and I went down to the Cabana on the River for a drink and food Friday evening. The four people at the hostess's stand very rude. We were standing there for a period of time and was not greeted. They didn't even made eye cotact until I said something to them. Then one of them said they had alot of people to seat and couldn't tell us when we would be able to get a table. We went to the bar for a drink. Again the lady behind the bar didn't look at us. My husband ask if he could get drinks. She nodded but didn't look at us and went to the other side of the bar. Another guy came up who was little younger and ask for drinks which she got them right away. This bad service will make me think before going back.

Dont waist your money
Dont waist your money


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Dont waist your money

This place is fantastic if you want a beautiful scenic view overlooking the Ohio River and Northern Kentucky. Very casual atmosphere. Nice place to watch a sunset while having a casual drink or dinning. They just added a new bar in the front… It kind of has a resort bar feel to it, but the parking lot takes away from the image… HOWEVER TRUTH BE TOLD… outside of the “flair” to the atmosphere, the food and drinks are WAY OVERPRICED. A 12oz domestic beer is $3.50 and a shot and mixed drink(s) can run from $4.50 to $7.50. But they serve the mixed drinks in a small 8oz plastic cup so you’re not getting your moneys worth for the price. The food is not fresh. You can clearly tell that it comes pre-packaged and or frozen. They simply open it, heat it and serve it to the unsuspecting customer who’s about to pay twice as much more than it’s worth. Also, the waitresses tend to take forever getting back to your table to check on you for refills or to see if you need anything. They’re a bit unaccommodating at times. Outside of the overpriced menu and the un-anticipating waitresses The Cabana is a nice place to hang out with family and friends. I personally recommend that you try to get seating along the Riverview. I only go when the check is being split. I’d go more often if they lower their unrealistic price.

katy Karrma
katy Karrma


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Great food, friendly people and fun atmosphere!

If you are not seeking upscale dining, this is the place to be. My mother and I were looking for a place to eat before heading back to Indy, and decided to stop and take a look at the first restaurant in sight. After walking in, we new instantly that this would be a fun place to eat. Great food, nice people and a fun place to watch the boats go by and the beautiful sunset.



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Great atmosphere!

A beautiful relaxing view of the ohio river mixed with friendly service and good food.



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Good Entertainment

We had a birtday party of about 30 people and the band was great and so was our server Julie. The owner also bought our group a round of drinks and alot of bar owners or managers don't . Well we will all be back and just so you no we travel all together to party and eat. Thanks for a great night.



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service and food bad

i have had nothing but lousy service and food that is either overcooked or too greasy. the menu is limited, and the owners/staff always seem more interested in talking among each other rather than waiting on customers.

there is no value other than the view. the cabana is way overpriced as far as the quality of the food and service.



Provided by YP.com
Best Fish in Cincinnati

Make sure you order the fish! It is excellent. Great place to hang out and watch the boats on the Ohio River.



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Horrible service and rude.

I found a finger nail in my food and the waitress questioned me as if I was lying.
The service has always been awful but the food is not all that great either.



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They never advertise..They don't have to...

In the Summer, I love this place.. I really don't mind the wait, (which can be long..) as
you can sit comfortably and enjoy a drink on the patio. The food is fantastic. But come hungry because they give you huge portions. I'd never heard of the ""cabana"" until a friend told me about it. I've never seen a review on this place either, but apparently it's not a secret anymore as they seat about 250 people and you have to wait for a table almost every night. I wish they were open longer in the year but ""outdoors"" could be tough in late fall.

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Regular Hours
Mon - Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: 513-941-1430

Phone: 513-941-0274

Fax Number: 513-941-1430

Fax: 513-941-1430

Payment method
all major credit cards, amex, visa, cash, discover, master card
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Other Information

Parking: Free, Private

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: Mexican, American, Take Out, Latin American, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

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