Saturday, November 05, 2005

Zip's Cafe

Review #4: @ Stop #1
Zip’s Café
1036 Delta Ave.

Almost everyone has heard about Zip’s Café and their reputation for great burgers. Because of the repeated proclamations from their faithful, this is the place where the Cincinnati Burger Guys started their journey. In order to verify the initial impressions, Bucky and Freddie returned to Zip’s after tasting 15 other burgers.

No one can question Zip’s long-standing reputation and tradition. For some reason, their loyal Zippodeedodads rave about a small, $3.25 burger that lacks flavor and slips around an average bun. Is it all about the side of potato chips? Both Bucky and Freddie prefer thicker burgers. Bucky also seeks complete flavor in a sandwich while Freddie insists on flavorful meat. The team has not sampled the Zip’s Girth Burger and probably should, but a return trip may take some time to schedule.

Anyone receiving a recommendation about the Zip’s Burger should exercise caution and know what they expect in a burger. There’s no doubt that the rustic look and quaint feel in Mt. Lookout is a wonderful setting. Just try something else on the menu and get your quality burger elsewhere.

Points: 2.5
CBG Rating: Mundane

Next Review: Another Cincinnati tradition: Quatman’s

Next-Day PS: Upon seeing its picture in the CinWeekly Dining Guide, the Girth Burger is a Zip's Burger with cheese stacked on a mett.


At 6:01 PM, Blogger Cincybar Review said...

I respectfully disagree. Zip's unique broiler creates a burger you can't find elsewhere.

At 2:59 AM, Blogger deb said...

In my opinion, Zips has the best burgers, chili and bloody marys in town!

At 12:32 PM, Blogger Pierce said...

After hearing people rave about Zips and giving them several tries, I was pleased to read your honest review. A 2.5 rating is more than fair. To say their burgers are not good is to be charitable. They're small, a bit dry, and have a "bad beef" taste to them.
And you didn't even mention how bad the service is!


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