Firehouse Subs

2790 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
This place rocks! I've been there twice and got two different subs, both being extremely good. All staff members are friendly and smile the entire time I've been in there.
Wow, they know how to pack a sandwich here! Great tasting subs and love the coke machine with way too many options, lol. Good all around sandwich shop with excellent service.
I love this place. Period. I've had the hook and ladder, the meatball sub, and the steak and cheese. All were the bomb. I want to work my way through the menu. The staff at this location are great also. The place has been clean at every one of my visits. Keep up the awesome job!!

(859) 781-7827

Sandwiches, Delis, Fast Food

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City Barbeque

2760 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
I was in town just for the day and found City BBQ on yelp. I used a yelp coupon and since it was my first time here I got a drink on the house. My meal ended up being just over $6 bucks and I can say without hesitation it was the best $6 meal I've ever had! The super friendly staff and that nice satisfied feeling after my meal topped off my dinning experience!
I am surprised I have not given this City BBQ a review. We've been here several times and have always had a good experience. We like many items from their menu - slab of ribs, pulled pork, turkey, beef brisket as main entrees and many delicious sides and desserts.
Always get the family pack to go at least twice a month. Great deal and my family loves it. And don't forget they offer an NKU discount.

(859) 415-4544

Barbeque, Caterers

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Nittha Siam Kitchen

2415 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
The new restaurant and ownership is a real treat! The decor has been updated and everything looks very nice. Its a small place but very cozy and the service has been outstanding. By far our favorite to place in Northern Kentucky to grab some great food. I have yet to find fault with any of the dishes or sushi that my girlfriend and I have tried. Look at my review history and you will see that I can be rather critical of sub-par restaurants. I travelled for for a living for over two decades and know a good restaurant when I see one and I am thrilled to have this little gem in my backyard. Keep up the great work!
This place has been totally revitalized! The interior is very lively and well decorated, much better than it used to be. The service was very good and quick, as was out food preparation! The food was fantastic!!!!! I feel that I'm experienced with international foods, but they had an array of possibilities I've never heard of!!!! I tried something new, a fried rice with chicken, basil, and chili, and it was fantastic!!!! Super fresh, nice heat level, and enough for me to take home! Their sushi menu was HUGE (almost too big) but we tried the samuri roll and it was delicious!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone who loves Thai or Sushi! The prices were average, but apparently they have a killer lunch special that I will come back for!!!
One of the best family owned restaurants in the area. I've been there a bunch of times, ordered different dishes, each one better than the last. Fresh ingredients, alert and courteous staff, and extremely clean and tasteful decor. It really was worth the wait for the restaurant to open for business. Try it, you'll love it!

(859) 441-0132

Thai

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Billie’s Skyline Tavern and Restaurant

430 Johns Hill Rd
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
Look, this is a neat little tavern/pub located just off (well more or less surrounded by) the NKU campus. For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to find as it looks more or less like a house (which it once was) and has little signage or exterior advertising. The food is more or less standard US-Pub fare but the serving sizes are huge and the quality of things like burgers and wings and chicken tenders is better than most similar places. The salads are actually quite good and usually very fresh. The white-chicken-bean chilli is tasty but the serving size is smaller than it should be. All in all, the food is fine - this isn't Morton's we are talking about here... They have various specials such as 45-cent wings on Mondays, $1 burgers (not sliders btw!!!!) after 6PM on Tuesdays (small up-charges for bacon and tomatoes etc if you want that). Live trivia on Wednesdays and $1 domestic bottles from 8-9PM and 11-12PM on Thursdays (packed with students during those hours so be warned). They also have lunch specials so if you are in the area it is a cheap and tasty lunch. The crowd is an interesting mix of NKU-types and locals but almost everyone is friendly and the bartenders and staff are great. The beer selection is pretty good for a local place. They have probably 10 beers or so on tap with only a couple of them domestic. The craft-beer selection is relatively broad and frequently changes. They have a good selection of canned and bottled craft brews as well. They also have a variety of drink specials each night that change often so just ask them... I obviously really enjoy the place and spend too much $ and time there but of the local bars I have frequented in my life this one ranks right up there with the most interesting and fun... i decided to edit this to point out that smoking is still allowed (thank u geezuz) so if u r one of those folks who lose ur stuff over that thrn be warned).... but finding an area out of the smoking is usually not a tough act...
Chicken Wrap! So, we were in the area and decided we needed to visit this place. The location is ideal for NKU students, in fact we have no idea how Billie got such a great location for his bar! Chicken Wrap! The staff at the bar was great - very friendly, and the prices are pretty good - cheaper than some of the equivalent places across the river in Ohio. Chicken Wrap! There were some really friendly people all around, that had no problem talking to us. Chicken Wrap! The bar was filled with a bunch of regulars, that all seemed to know everyone. Chicken Wrap! We were sitting next a guy, who was raving on about the Chicken Wrap - it was great. It seems like every five minutes, he said something else about us needing to order the Chicken Wrap. So, I ordered the Chicken Wrap, and I get what he was talking about - it was really good. It actually had cheese it in - most the time it's just ranch, but this one had both...mind blown!! They also have beer tokens, or something - I can't remember what they were called, but don't confuse them for salt or pepper...ask Cindy about the story... Chicken Wrap.
Let me start by saying, HAHAHHAHAHAHA!!!!!! This place is absolutely hilarious. Just thinking about it makes me erupt with laughter, in a good way. My friend and I ventured here after a super long pool day. We searched on Yelp for the weirdest off the beaten path place we could find, an allas, Billie's showed it's face. We walk up and it is oddly located right atop a gigantic hill practically on NKY's campus, yet nothing else is around it. Not sure if this was just Billie's house and he converted it to a bar or what? Either way location obviously lends itself to a college bar. The atmosphere was fun and dive-y. Beers were cheap, pours were heavy, and the menu was basically anything fried you could ever want. Yes! I ordered the chicken fingers, and my friend had a chicken wrap. My only complaint/why this place is hilarious is because of the regulars here. There were about three old timers at the end of the bar and then there was one loner who was funny at first, but then started heckling us. If I wasn't with my friend I probably would have left, but since he was there we were just laughing and thinking, "OMG I can't believe this is happening right now!!" Overall, hecklers aside, the food was hot and cheap. I think my total for a gin and tonic and food was $15 bucks which isn't bad. I would suggest at least stopping here for a drink. It's a pretty funny dive.

(859) 441-6713

Dive Bars, American (Traditional)

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Jimmy John’s

2421 Wilson Rd
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
Amazing lettuce wrap!
They are pretty darn fast making the sandwiches. Sometimes the staff are happy to be there and sometimes not. They seem to be high school or college kids so what do I expect. I come here quite a bit and never really been dissappointed!
Train wreck today. Definitely not fast. Took over 30 minutes waiting for my order. Then I had to ask where it was. Not a good day.

Sandwiches

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Chipotle Mexican Grill

2527 Wilson Ave
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
This is a wonderful place to eat. Even when my wife and I came in late at night within an hour of closing time, we were not rushed through our meal. This location is much cleaner than the Newport location. The hard-working team playing staff here makes short work of the long lines that generally spring up here. My only wish they were open much later at night. I'm sure this would greatly satisfy the NKU crowd which seems to dominate the grocery and food market in this area.
This chipotle is usually pretty good, sometimes it's busy at lunch because of the Northern crowd but other than that it's good. Let's be real here, chipotle is always good so the food is good regardless. Carnitas is my favorite, I don't know why I ever wasted my time with chicken :) thanks for the suggestion my handsome man :)
It's chipotle. What can I say. The Newport location by my house is by far my favorite. They aren't stingy with their toppings and are always pretty fast. I started using the online ordering and have run into a few problems with my order not being made though. Its clean and they are very friendly. I'm semi addicted to Chipotle- it has to be the chips.

(859) 442-9999

Mexican, Fast Food

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Busken Bakery

2895 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
This place is amazing. You truly do not understand how great Busken is until you move away and come back. They have no rivals in my opinion. Cheese Kettle!!!!!!
This is about the only place to go for donuts in the Highland Heights / Cold Spring area. They usually aren't that busy, so I can stroll in on a Friday just before 7:30 and get stocked up on donuts for me and my coworkers. There is a huge selection of donuts, and they're all fresh and delicious. The main issue is that they are a bit pricey. I think the value is still pretty good regardless. Be sure to come in and grab an iced sugar cookie every once in a while!
Yeah, their hours suck.. but if you can get in while they're open the cookies are delicious! The wedding I went to this past weekend gave out some soft backed Busken cookies on our way out from the reception and OMG they were delicious. Love, love, love this place.. I always stop by when I'm in town (if I can find the time during their lousy hours!)

(859) 781-5090

Bakeries

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Applebee’s

2810 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
I know it's so hard to review a chain but this Applebee's is very good. The people who work here are all very nice and service is fast. I've never had to wait for a table here either. When I go I usually always go for happy hour because of the half off appetizers and drinks. This trip I had the wonton tacos, they were so good! They were a wonton wrapper that had been deep fried into the shape of a taco shell, filled with chicken that tasted like it had a teriyaki sauce on it and a kind of cloeslaw on top. Applebee's is a great cheap place just to relax with a beer and watch the game. Just make sure you get some of those tacos, they are great!
I wish I could see this was a good Applebee's, but in the past few months it has gone downhill tremendously. Poor, slow and incompetent service is what i have experienced the past few times i have been there. Recently I waited 10 minutes to be acknowledged by a server, then toward the end of our meal we waited 20 minutes for our check. It's very sad, because it used to be wonderful!
Service was way too slow, had to leave. Had to head out to Smashburger due to the slow service. We waited about 15 minutes at the table and to me that was long enough.

(859) 781-5231

American (Traditional), Bars, Steakhouses

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Frisch’s Big Boy

2611 Alexandria Pike
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
A good place for a good meal at a good price - big boy, fries, and soda with those classic small ice cubes! It's not the greatest or fanciest, but it's there and pretty good, and you want to sit down for a good meal, but not wait forever to get served. I love the decor and mid-century modern style details - classic, even if the building is relatively new.
Location? Location. It is truly unfortunate that this location just can't get it's act together. First it was a poorly run Perkins. Now as a Frisch's, I don't see much improvement. It's a random Thursday morning and although the place isn't busy the breakfast bar items are empty, old or cold. I'm really disappointed. The decor is more modern than the old school Frisch's, but it is evident that it's not being kept up. There are fixtures with burnt out bulbs and the place needs a good wipe down. The bright spot of today's visit is the staff. My server is attentive and friendly.
I love the look of this new Frisch's and was excited to grab breakfast here on my way out of town. What a let down. It took for-e-ver. Not good when you're there with impatient parents! Biscuits were dark brown and not fresh. Western Omelet was dry, pieces of ham, pepper and onion laying on top of a formed egg circle. Cheese was a sprinkled on the top only. It was like none of it had been cooked together, just thrown together on the plate. I agree with the other review, stick with Bob Evans!

(859) 781-1225

Diners

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Toppers Pizza

2517 Wilson Ave
Highland Heights, 41076
Reviews:
Severely overpriced for their product. Large pizza and breadsticks should not cost $30.
Poor... No, non-existent customer service... Please explain how my address is suddenly "out of your delivery range" when it has never been on all the previous occasions? "Out of range" really means "We don't feel like driving there tonight." Don't waste your time on this place, try Donatos or LaRosas.
I can handle an overpriced pizza (have ordered several times delivered) but not an overpriced pizza with a loooong blond hair in it that I pulled out of my mouth (eeeew!!) - what's more, it was a pick-up order so I know exactly where the hair came from - the dude who took the order and proceeded to make pizza with no gloves or even washing hands after handling the cash register. These dudes NEED to wear their hair nets and fix their hygiene. The place may look brand new and clean but it's like pigs are cooking there. F*king nasty!!!

(859) 442-1400

Pizza

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