03/23/2012Provided by Citysearch
Ok yes it should be tiny because that gives it charm and hey you may have to browse the neighboring shops for a while before a space clears out. Lucky for you the local shops are killer Boardwalk just just a fun walk through .
The BUrger you want is the Girth burger the others a luvly but the Girth is omg. The chili also yummy to the tummy.
SUpport your local hole in the wall
10/05/2009Provided by Citysearch
One of the best burgers in Cincy, second maybe to Terry's Turf Club, or perhaps Gordo's. The toy train that runs around is fun and enhances atmosphere. Not much seating space, so can get very crowded at times.
08/11/2009Provided by Citysearch
In every Cincinnati publication rave reviews can be found about Zips. Having just moved to the area I wanted to see what the hype was about and wanted to discover some shred of culture in Cincinnati. To my misfortune this is a cut-rate burger joint that can barely stack up against chain burger restaurants. To begin, this is a mediocre-at best burger. The burgers were small, and the flavor is lacking and the price is out of its league. I can honestly make a better burger in my microwave.
07/15/2009Provided by Citysearch
The burgers are very good but quite pricey.
They definitely need to add some light and update the room with something to muffle the sound because of how loud the place gets when it is packed.
Overall, I would go back but there are plenty of local burger joints where the price-point is better.
07/07/2009Provided by Citysearch
Went to dinner there tonight. Place is crowded with loud foul mouthed teenagers - no one working there says a thing to them. Will probably NEVER go back. The food was ok - but come on now...we had 2 burgers, chips, onion rings and mac-n-cheese. Ordered a met for the baby - got a skinny soggy hot dog looking thing. Paid almost $40!!! The burgers at Rally's are better. I was disapointed with the whole evening. Where the heck are the parents of all these RUDE spoiled kids - if only their parents knew how the behave and the words that come out of their precious angels mouthes when they are out of the house!!!!
07/04/2008Provided by Citysearch
Very good place to eat lunch or dinner.I like the atmosphere,antique & casuel family place. The burgers taste fresh & actually as if they patty each one up before cooking,like at home.My son first recommended this to us, and I was glad he took us there. Now I refer people I know to it. And if there's not enough parking or even seats, that's the small town air about it.
08/29/2007Provided by Citysearch
It's always debatable, but I place Zip's on the top in the city. It's simple and delicious. There are other great ones in Cincy, but Zip's has a great atmosphere, food & staff.
08/20/2007Provided by Citysearch
The waitress was right by putting you in your place. You were being selfish and thinking about yourself. I would have done the same thing. People i work with all the time do the same thing to the server when we eat lunch. Its plain rude. I refuse to go eat with certain people at my work because they dont know how to treat the people wating on us.
07/31/2007Provided by Citysearch
I wish I could give 0 stars. The last (both in terms of ""previous"" and ""last time ever"") time I went, my server was *unbelievably* and unacceptably rude. She had gotten my order wrong, and I wanted to correct her. She was serving the table next to me, and when it looked like she was turning away to the kitchen, I politely called, ""ma'am, excuse me."" She then had the nerve to get in my face and YELL rudely at me like a child, ""YOU do NOT interrupt me! You canNOT do that! I'm serving them, you have to wait! Do NOT interrupt me!"" and so on and so forth. I wouldn't be surprised if the entire restaurant heard her rantings. Who *does* that? Where did she learn to waitress? Doesn't she realize she's in the *hospitality* service?
--> I talked to the manager, who was mostly helpful. I then told the waitress it looked like she was done serving them and I didn't realize she was trying to get another drink order, and that at any rate, she could have handled that a million different ways better. How hard is it to say, ""Hold on a second, please, I'm still with this customer."" To make matters worse, I had already had one of the worst days I can remember and was looking forward to relaxing at Zip's like I usually do, and this horrible person starts yelling at me. To be fair, she apologized, but one idiotic terrible mistake is all it takes. If you're on the job, behavior like this is completely unacceptable. Too bad, Zip's - you lost a very well-tipping regular.
--> If you want to know about the food: chili forgettable, burgers okay although sometimes they can be dry, fries usually good, onion rings good. You can get better burgers at City View in Mt. Adams, though. SERVICE: WORST I'VE EVER HAD OR COULD HAVE IMAGINED. That's saying a lot - I've been to countless dining establishments all over the world from dirty little holes-in-the-wall that made me sick to 5-star exclusive restaurants. If you like your burger served with a side of hostility, go here.
02/10/2007Provided by Citysearch
I have had many many people gush to me about the spectular burgers served at Zips - yet when I went, the meat was dry and crumbly. I am wondering where these people have eaten burgers before that they are comparing with Zips?
10/05/2006Provided by Citysearch
I had recently moved to cincinnati from milwaukee and was dying to find a good burger place. Everyone I talked to mentioned Zips, so I went with my wife. I was very disappointed. The burger was very small and had little flavor. The meat was packed uneven, so there where thin and thick parts. I don't know why people here rave about the place. I can only guess that saying you like a Zip burger is ""hip"" or something. I would recommend Fuddruckers before I would send anyone to Zips, and I am not a big fan of Fuddruckers. Being from Milwaukee, I am comparing Zips to a Milwaukee custard/burger joint...Kopps, there is no comparision. Overall, Cincinnati is lacking in a good burger joint.
09/12/2006Provided by Citysearch
Like many other reviewers have said: ""I just don't get it."" Small, dried up, overcooked on every visit. Quatman's features a giant, juicy, hot, 1/2 pound cheeseburger for less money (with better fries too since they're served hot out of the fryer). Maybe it's the snob appeal of Mt. Lookout Square? Again, I just don't get why so many people rave about this sqallid little hockey puck of a burger.
Mayber they've just never had Quatman's burger to know how good it can be.
08/24/2006Provided by Citysearch
Every time I eat here, I walk out full, satisfied, and needing to lie down.
The burgers are fantastic. If you arent a burger fan, check out the Chicken Caesar Sandwich, its phenomenal as well.
Chili is a good starter, unlike any thing else I have had. A cup in itself fills your belly up halfway, in order to get ready for the main course.
It is small place, so probably not a good idea to go there at 6 or 7 pm, you may not find a seat. But thats ok, the turnaround time on tables is fast, the service is quick, and the food is awesom.
01/16/2004Provided by Citysearch
Zips is great. The burgers, especially the gurth burger, are extremely juicy and have a unique taste. The reason why it is so crowded is because almost everyone in the city knows it is ""the"" place to get a burger. I have never found a better place to get a burger. I hope my review has helped you.
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Bike Parking: Yes
Drive Through: No
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Deli, Burgers, Brew Pubs, American, Take Out, Hot Dogs, Cafeterias, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average