Allyn's Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 3538 Columbia Pkwy

    Cincinnati, OH 45226

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  • 513-871-5779

About Allyn's Cafe

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11:30am - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 11pm

Food

Food
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It is true if you don't like a dish at Allyn's they are"happy" to replace it, but EVERYTHING on the menu is awful so it doesn't matter does it? The service here is awful and the servers don't care. The wonderful music that you refer to is the same tired house band that has been playing to ever diminishing crowds for around 30 years now. Allyn's enjoyed some prosperity when there was absolutely no competition within 5 miles or so but a Chipotle near by would put Allyn's completely out of business. If you want to visit Allyn's do it soon,it's probably not going to be around much longer. This place is on it's deathbed.I do agree that if a server doesn't come to your table you should say something...by walking out the door and taking your money elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is true if you don't like a dish at Allyn's they are"happy" to replace it, but EVERYTHING on the menu is awful so it doesn't matter does it? The service here is awful and the servers don't care. The wonderful music that you refer to is the same tired house band that has been playing to ever diminishing crowds for around 30 years now. Allyn's enjoyed some prosperity when there was absolutely no competition within 5 miles or so but a Chipotle near by would put Allyn's completely out of business. If you want to visit Allyn's do it soon,it's probably not going to be around much longer. This place is on it's deathbed.I do agree that if a server doesn't come to your table you should say something...by walking out the door and taking your money elsewhere.

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I have to say one quick thing about the negative reviews--The menu at Allyn's is extensive to say the least, if you don't like something that you got, tell your servers, they're happy to take it off your bill and try another dish. As for waiting for a table..get real, its a busy restaurant, very popular among all age groups. I believe that the review was written by someone who has never worked in the restaurant industry. Sometimes they're understaffed, and if a server doesn't come to your table..SAY SOMETHING. That said, the environment is very friendly, great music on Sunday nights, obnoxious beer and wine list (in a good way) and friendly servers. And remember, if you can't afford to tip your server, don't eat out. I was a server for years and some of them rely on tips to pay the bills. Enjoy :)

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★★★★☆

I have to say one quick thing about the negative reviews--The menu at Allyn's is extensive to say the least, if you don't like something that you got, tell your servers, they're happy to take it off your bill and try another dish. As for waiting for a table..get real, its a busy restaurant, very popular among all age groups. I believe that the review was written by someone who has never worked in the restaurant industry. Sometimes they're understaffed, and if a server doesn't come to your table..SAY SOMETHING. That said, the environment is very friendly, great music on Sunday nights, obnoxious beer and wine list (in a good way) and friendly servers. And remember, if you can't afford to tip your server, don't eat out. I was a server for years and some of them rely on tips to pay the bills. Enjoy :)

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We went to Allyn's Cafe last night and were quite disappointed. We waited for a table at the bar for 15 minutes. No biggie. We were seated and a waiter never came to our table! We sat there for 35 minutes with no service! I am all about quality of service when I go out to eat and this was just poor! We finished our beers and left because obviously this place was not organized and didn't care to lose a pair of potential customers. We were thoroughly upset and disappointed with the lack there of of service. We will never go back based on the lack of attention we received.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Allyn's Cafe last night and were quite disappointed. We waited for a table at the bar for 15 minutes. No biggie. We were seated and a waiter never came to our table! We sat there for 35 minutes with no service! I am all about quality of service when I go out to eat and this was just poor! We finished our beers and left because obviously this place was not organized and didn't care to lose a pair of potential customers. We were thoroughly upset and disappointed with the lack there of of service. We will never go back based on the lack of attention we received.

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We ordered two meals last night: one chicken and one steak burrito and were terribly disappointed...the overseasoned steak was in rather unmanageable huge, chewy cubes, some fat/gristle included, and the chicken burrito managed to be worse. The meal came with two measly soggy chips, and the black beans were way oversalted. The appearance on the plate was that of your typical frozen meal. Spend your money elsewhere if you're looking for a good burrito.

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★☆☆☆☆

We ordered two meals last night: one chicken and one steak burrito and were terribly disappointed...the overseasoned steak was in rather unmanageable huge, chewy cubes, some fat/gristle included, and the chicken burrito managed to be worse. The meal came with two measly soggy chips, and the black beans were way oversalted. The appearance on the plate was that of your typical frozen meal. Spend your money elsewhere if you're looking for a good burrito.

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Some love the food here but I like the music, the best in the city. They do have good food, and cold beer. Great Cajun food and super Jambalaya. For good food and great music you cannot go wrong.

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★★★★☆

Some love the food here but I like the music, the best in the city. They do have good food, and cold beer. Great Cajun food and super Jambalaya. For good food and great music you cannot go wrong.

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A three star rating represents a decent restaurant, and this one is decent. It has average food, most likely provided by Sysco. The dishes we at were tasteful and filling but lacked any real spices that might have made them more enjoyable. For Mexican and Cajun food, they have average food - nothing to write home about but nothing from which to walk away. Portion sizes were adequate and not super-sized, thank goodness. The menus provided adequate choices. The atmosphere seems conducive for a middle-age population and the place had a professional, albeit NOT yuppie-looking, crowd. This establishment looks similar to a turn-of-the-century bar and offered casual dining. One could hear dinner companions without any problems. The wait staff seats one quickly and food came soon after the order. The wait staff acts very helpful. A good average dining experience.

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★★★☆☆

A three star rating represents a decent restaurant, and this one is decent. It has average food, most likely provided by Sysco. The dishes we at were tasteful and filling but lacked any real spices that might have made them more enjoyable. For Mexican and Cajun food, they have average food - nothing to write home about but nothing from which to walk away. Portion sizes were adequate and not super-sized, thank goodness. The menus provided adequate choices. The atmosphere seems conducive for a middle-age population and the place had a professional, albeit NOT yuppie-looking, crowd. This establishment looks similar to a turn-of-the-century bar and offered casual dining. One could hear dinner companions without any problems. The wait staff seats one quickly and food came soon after the order. The wait staff acts very helpful. A good average dining experience.

Pros: Professional service, decent value, good caual ambience

Cons: Parking, or the lack of it

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The review hints that this is a dive bar that serves food, too - So Wrong! It's a RESTAURANT-BAR with exceptional cajun food!

The beer selection is amazing and the blackened fillet mignon is consistently excellent and a great value - watch out Dee Felice!

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★★★★☆

The review hints that this is a dive bar that serves food, too - So Wrong! It's a RESTAURANT-BAR with exceptional cajun food!

The beer selection is amazing and the blackened fillet mignon is consistently excellent and a great value - watch out Dee Felice!

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Not for 20-somethings

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Allyns by far has the edge on the cajun and mexican food here in the nati!!!
i have eaten many of cajun restaurants in the city and around the country and allyns
by far has an edge. the atmosphere, its there its friendly and the hospitality is priceless
music is great this place sets the evening off or finishes is great

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★★★★★

Allyns by far has the edge on the cajun and mexican food here in the nati!!!
i have eaten many of cajun restaurants in the city and around the country and allyns
by far has an edge. the atmosphere, its there its friendly and the hospitality is priceless
music is great this place sets the evening off or finishes is great

Pros: food, drinks, people

Cons: parking, none, none

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Not worth the trip, plenty of other places offer the same.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not worth the trip, plenty of other places offer the same.

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A great selection of beers from all over the world compliments a menu with choices for all over as well. Food from authentic mexican and cajun specialties to Frech cuisine to steaks and chops. Best jambalaya in the city!

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★★★★☆

A great selection of beers from all over the world compliments a menu with choices for all over as well. Food from authentic mexican and cajun specialties to Frech cuisine to steaks and chops. Best jambalaya in the city!

Pros: Good value, Pretty Cool owner, beer/ wine selection

Cons: parking

 

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