1686 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223, United States
Review №1

The best chicken quesadilla I've ever had! Nice atmosphere with friendly people. Will definitely be back.

Review №2

Self-seating, service was quick and efficient with a laid back atmosphere. The new potatoes were really good. They are fried and tossed in a special seasoning. The pancakes were fluffy and tasty

Review №3

American food at this location - delicious. the staff was very helpful and observant. the bill was good for how much you get.

Review №4

This used to be my neighborhood bar. The food is affordable, the service is friendly, and the beer is cold. Great owners and fantastic employees!

Review №5

Friendly service. Good food. Fun atmosphere.

Review №6

I've been to Boswell's many times and it was great. Last evening, 8-19, the service was terrible (young girl). She asked for our drink order, then ignored us. We had to ask for the menu's, flag her down to give an order, ask for condiments, doggy bag and check. It wasn't at all crowded, so that's not an excuse. If I were to return and see her, I'd turn around and keave.

Review №7

This place was great. I went there with friends and listened to live music. The only complaint I had was the waitress for outside didn't come to our table until we had been there for awhile. If we needed drinks or food we went inside to order.The owners were great and likable people.

Review №8

Great place!!! Enjoyed my first time today but will definitely be back.

Review №9

Great invironment and service! Best part of our trip through Cincy.

Review №10

Outdoor seating and a good bloody mary!

Review №11

I cant say enough good about thia place. Awesome patio. Great food. Friendly staff. Easily a Northside Fave.

Review №12

Live music outdoors, good food, great service, covid responsible

Review №13

Love the meatloaf special on Tuesday, great people and great service

Review №14

My favorite place to eat in Northside. Has a family vibe that makes you feel welcome. We had a great meal here. I recommend the taco burger. Friendly servers, reasonable prices.Wonderful back yard seating also. Love the tuna melt also. Park at large lot across the street (bonus!)

Review №15

Wonderful food and employees. Enjoyed our whole visit.

Review №16

Awesome spot for lunch or dinner. The Ruben and onion rings were excellent. Cozy atmosphere and friendly professional staff. Will definitely repeat!

Review №17

The night I went in was not good. The waffle fries barely had toppings. The bacon was chewy and hard. I stood there forever waiting to order. Then came back to some nasty food. Looked nothing like the pictures. Tasted bad.

Review №18

This place ain't much to look at, but they have a great beer selection and the food is great - particularly that sandwich with ham and cheese - I can't remember the name. I don't even like ham. SuperCrisp maybe?The bartenders and wait staff are cool too.I enjoy eating on the patio a lot. Very enjoyable experience.

Review №19

Honestly have no idea why I would rate you one star, Jan. Apologies. Truly

Review №20

Great food at reasonable prices!!

Review №21

Got take out. So I specifically ordered the pulled pork quesadilla because it had gotten a bad review in the last year or two. That cook must have been having an off night because mine was amazing. It was juicy and full of flavor. I may sub extra onion for black olive next time, but that is purely personal taste. The wings were great too! Meaty and the Thai chili sauce was perfect. Had a drink while waiting and they had someone playing guitar and singing while I chatted with my bar neighbor. All in all a good spot!

Review №22

We had a great brunch here. Good service, nice people. I'm coming back

Review №23

Great food! Would have been 5 stars but the service was pretty slow.

Review №24

I really like the vibe of this place. It is obvious that they have a lot of regulars and it felt like a homey neighborhood bar. We had the bacon ranch waffle fries as an appetizer, and the plate was as big as house. Incredible. I got the Boursin burger and it was cooked perfectly, hot and delicious. We had to wait a little while to get to place our order after getting our menus and drinks, but it was worth the wait.

Review №25

Great food and awesome atmosphere!!

Review №26

As someone who likes small bars, I was very happy with this place. It had the "hole in the wall" feell that I love. The waitress was very friendly and prompt. My only complaint is no draft Budweiser.

Review №27

It may be a decent bar...but don't go there for the food. My experience was oddly/under-seasoned items. Disappointing because I specifically went there for dinner before it got crowded. Food was difficult to eat.

Review №28

Did "Not Hate A tAll"

Review №29

Pretty average experience. Not such a lively place.Burger was okay. Tried my first hot brown here, which was great if you like curry. Gets heavy after a while with all the cheese, but satisfying if you're super hungry.

Review №30

I don't understand why this place doesn't have all 5 stars. The experience was lovely last night. The lady running the bar was so nice and engaging. The bacon ranch fries were amazing. So was the taco salad and burger. Also, there was a man who came in who was clearly drunk and stumbling. He asked for a drink but they didn't serve him, which was so great that they cared, and they did get him a salad.

Review №31

Bomb cajun chicken sandwich. Good music. Good beer. No complaints.

Review №32

Great hot food, cozy place, nice environment very reasonable prices

Review №33

"We make our own...fill in the blank..." I ordered the Hot Brown. I'm still not sure what I got. A white log with a flavor that I could not identify. I really cannot recommend to a friend. While I appreciate the effort to create dishes that reflect the owners, some dishes should be presented in the form that is familiar to its original presentation. The sauce was overwhelming and not good. We ordered a ginger ale and was told that "We make our own". It was awful. Please just offer what we asked for...

Review №34

I love this place. It is a small Pub with good food. The people are friendly and they often have live music. One of my favorite places to watch the game. It has a quaint, nicely decorated outdoor patio with a hammock and chairs and tables.

Review №35

One of my favorite cafes. Lunch spot every Friday before retiring. Cod sandwich is the best. Great frozen margarita.

Review №36

Bos sauce on the wings, AWESOME! good burgers as well

Review №37

Great food. Bartenser was funny and an excellent mixologist!

Review №38

Went to Boswell's for lunch. The service was amazing. The food was delicious. The portion sizes were large and the prices were very reasonable. We had several different salads, a burger, and the loaded waffle fries (definitely the best in the city). The place was busy and we were a large party of 10 and felt very welcome and not at all rushed. The waitress kept our drinks filled. This is definitely a great find in the Northside community just minutes from downtown. We will definitely return and highly recommend. This is a place you need to try!

Review №39

Good burgers. Great service

Review №40

The bone in wings that I ordered were cooked and sauced to perfection. I also had a steak to go along with the wings and it was also really good. A very pleasant surprise for an out of towner!

Review №41

Go see Mike and Jan great place to eat and get a cocktail.

Review №42

The Boursin burger is out of this world! We used to drive to Columbus for Ted's Bison burgers and this is flat out better-for half the price!! Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, fantastic!!!

Review №43

A true neighborhood gem. One of the best menus in Northside.

Review №44

My family and I visited Boswell's fairly early in the evening. The band they booked had a decent range of music and the food was good. We had chicken wings to start which were actually really great. Then going around the table we had club sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, burgers, Philly steak sandwiches. Everything was pretty good, the only issue I had was trying to have a conversation with anyone. The room is large and sounds carry throughout. In order to talk to anyone I had to shout. Good food, good music, not quiet.

Review №45

I had a great time.My buddy was celebrating his birthday.Seven of us had dinner and drinks.Everything was great.We made sure that anyone who wanted cake got some birthday cake.Thanks to everyone who works there for making sure that we had a great time.

Review №46

Fun bar in Northside with strong pours, rotating beer selection, and a very nice terrace out back. Live music on occasion. Parking on the street, but plenty to be had nearby.

Review №47

Pub food menu, good selection of beers. GREAT service!

Review №48

Food and is excellent and a great price. Staff is friendly and efficient. Great selection of beer. Highly recommend.

Review №49

Good food friendly atmosphere good burgers and salads

Review №50

Great food music and atmosphere

Review №51

Best dinner ever. Meatloaf was off the hook. Best eats in Northside

Review №52

Music was was good but service was lacking. They may have been short of help.

Review №53

Stopped in here late evening/night for a burger, to change it up from the burger chains and it was great! I called my order in so it was ready when I arrived . Beer was cold and they have a decent selection of drinks. it a cozy atmosphere with great service!

Review №54

Great place to go if you are looking for dinner or Northside. A good selection of sandwiches, burgers and salads. The boursin burger was great and the ham and beef decker sandwich was massive! They have a full service bar with some good beers on tap. We went early on a Saturday night (6pm) and there was plenty of seating. They had live music which was good but a little too loud as it made conversation difficult. I would definitely recommend they lower the volume. The service was a bit slow as well but the waitress was really nice - and very busy - so we didn't mind. Next time we may try sitting in their outdoor patio area just to lessen the noise.

Review №55

Good food. Some of the best bruschetta I've ever had. Patio is very pretty

Review №56

Clean comfortable with a variety of adult beverages. Good food!

Review №57

Great neighborhood bar with really good food and a nice relaxed atmosphere. Perfect place to take the family, hang out to watch some football, or go for a night out to see local musicians play.

Review №58

Good food and fair prices. They have breakfast till 2 on Sundays and also everything else available from their menu afterwards. Nice atmosphere. I have not been there in the evening when it was really busy with the bar but I imagine it is a popular place for that too. I did have to ask for the correct dressing but other than that service is very laid-back and you pick your own table when you come in.

Review №59

Great service but were out of a few things. Good beer selection!

Review №60

Good food and drinks

Review №61

Not clean, lettuce and salad ingredients were old, baked potato was awful. Service matched the food.

Review №62

Great Northside tavern. Great food. Live music on weekends.

Review №63

The food is delicious the service is however AWFUL. Expect to wait a Loooooooooooooong time to be waited on, more drinks and food. I thought they forgot our food on multiple occasion, but once you get it wow it's good

Review №64

Love the patio space

Review №65

Nice and friendly place food is good

Review №66

This place is not a place I'd go back to. It had the stink of sewage and the food was not good. I got a burger that was supposed to be medium well but was burnt.

Review №67

I was surprised how few customers were there dining on a Friday night in the Summer. My drink was weak food was below Applebee's quality and I consider Applebee's ok. Waitresses were crowded at the bar, loud and would do a walk by saying "is everything okay", while never stop at the table. It's a nice set up, but the staff is too comfortable. Friday night in the Summer that place should be bursting at the seams with customers. Their nachos were below Taco Bell quality. Cheese cooled off and was hard like glue by the time it came to the table. This did not seem like the type of place you send food back lol.

Review №68

Very good food, nice atmosphere and friendly service.

Review №69

Good menu and nice staff. Would recommend brunch on bb the patio

Review №70

Good food good atmosphere

Review №71

Boswell's is one of the most reasonable places to get a good meal in the Northside area. They have great sandwiches and a good selection of beer with a friendly staff makes this our favorite place in Northside.

Review №72

Very good burger! Excellent and attentive service!! A nice neighborhood place!!

Review №73

Such a quaint, neighborhood pub. Great service! Decent prices! Good food...

Review №74

Very good! Good food, drinks, and fun!

Review №75

Great sweet potato fries.

Review №76

Nice lunch atmosphere, good food. Waitress was wonderful!

Review №77

Food was good. Street parking. Good service.

Review №78

Good drinks, good food and the atmosphere is nice and chill! Love that they have a patio!

Review №79


Review №80

I will not be going back. There were 6 in our party and it took a long time for our food to be served. Alao someone was smoking in the kitchen.

Review №81

Great food and atmosphere!

Review №82

Nice little pub with great comfort food and excellent cole slaw. Nice area outside for sitting as well.

Review №83

Love the food here. 8ts better than your typical bar food.

Review №84

The wings were great but the burger was charred and overdone to the point of inedible. I ordered medium and got well done and dry. :(I was there tonight Jan, upon looking at the receipt after I got home, the server put the order in medium well. That may have been part of the reason.

Review №85

Boswell's is more than a Northside attraction, it is a destination. It opens for lunch and the kitchen stays open until late. Burgers are huge, fries come in many styles, portions are generous. Want a beer? Choose from four or five on tap plus bottled or canned beers from major and microbrews.While Boswell's is not the place where everyone knows your name, it is the kind of place where the bartenders know your usual order and sometimes your name.When I am in Northside and I want to eat or have a beer, I have to come up with a list of reasons to NOT go to Boswell's.

Review №86

Went last night and enjoyed the meal and the company

Review №87

It has a great back patio and really good food. They pour a stiff drink and it's affordable. The staff is nice.

Review №88

Nice vibe! Owner bought us a round.

Review №89

The food was so so good. YUMO!!

Review №90

Great drinks, Great food, Great prices, Great staff. Fantastic neighborhood bar, and I have to note that the bartender Julie is FANTASTIC!

Review №91

Horrible service. Took 15 minutes just to order drinks, only because the bartender finally came to take our order since there was no server on the floor inside. Champagne was warm. Ordered an appetizer since we were starving. Took about 40 minutes to arrive and was wrong order (boneless bites instead of wings). So our "appetizer" finally came out AFTER we received our meals. Wings were overdone and gf would not even eat. And for only ordering a salad and a pulled pork sandwhich, should not take an hour to get food when it isn't even that busy. Only saving grace was affordable prices and she enjoyed her salad. But overall would not return to sit an 1hr 15 min again just to eat what we thought would be a quick lunch.

Review №92

The bacon ranch fries are super good The drink prices are low. Jackie is the best server ever!!

Review №93

Great spot for yummy food & music!

Review №94

The lunch menu is okay.

Review №95

Great place to meet friend's for lunch and day drinking. Love this place!

Review №96

The very worst salmon on s salad I have ever couldn't have weighed more than 1 oz. I wish I had taken a picture! Also the server seemed to not like her job! My husband ordered nachos and got a quesadilla (which everyone shared except him he doesn't like them)

Review №97

One of my top spots for tasty american food. dropped in on tues. nothing but great experiences here. the place has a great feel to it. menu is similar to a restaurant in jacksonville i loved.

Review №98

It pains me to give only three stars. Food was fresh and delicious. Outside atmosphere was fantastic. Such a pleasant restaurant.But the service is so slow...Please, for the love of a good restaurant, figure it out.

Review №99

Great find and excellent service! Very quaint outside area. Definitely will return!

Review №100

A Northside gem. Gimme an order of Bos bites and a super grill and I'm happy.

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  • Address:1686 Blue Rock St, Cincinnati, OH 45223, United States
  • Phone:+1 513-681-8100
  • Caterer
  • Beer garden
  • American restaurant
  • Hamburger restaurant
  • Sports bar
  • Wine bar
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–10PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–10PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–10PM
  • Thursday:11AM–10PM
  • Friday:11AM–10PM
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:11AM–10PM
Service options
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Delivery:No
  • Live music:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Historic:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • LGBTQ friendly:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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