A Cincinnati Classic. This is a great place for all sorts of people! Good food and good service, though parking can be a hassle.
Best Burger in Cincinnati. 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.
She was right. 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.
RUDEST, WORST SERVICE ANYWHERE.
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.
Not the "Best Burger". 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?
Very Overrated. 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.
If you want a GREAT burger, you'll have to go to Quatman's.
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.
Best of everything.
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.
Everyone has their own taste...... and mine tells me that their burgers are far from being the best in town and their chili is lacking.......but you will have judge for yourself.
User review by mafaus02. I think this is one of the best places to eat in Cincinnati if your are not looking for extremely fine dining.
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