Several restaurants exist within the official borders of East Westwood,
and quite a few others lie in the adjacent neighborhood of Northside.
Within East Westwood itself, many of the dining options fall into the category of comfort food.
In the northern section of the neighborhood lies Putz's Creamy Whip, which has served ice-cream treats in the area since 1938. This eatery doesn't have indoor seating and takes only cash payments, but these limitations haven't stopped the establishment from becoming one of Cincinnati's favorite creamy whip shops. Putz's most popular dish, the blue soft-serve cream, draws visitors from across the city.
The cheese coney undoubtedly stands as one of the city's most-ordered dishes, and chain establishments like Skyline Chili enjoy immense popularity for serving these hot dogs. However, they do face competition from locally owned establishments, including Mr. Gene's Dog House. This interesting food truck/permanent building hybrid operates only part of the year, but crushes the competition when open. The hot dogs, zesty onion rings, coneys, and mouthwatering chili dogs bring customers back time and again. Mr. Gene's commitment to low prices and friendly service lend a neighborly feel to this eatery, and the unique atmosphere and delectable food make it one of the neighborhood's preferred restaurant options.
Proximity to downtown Cincinnati
means most locals leave East Westwood when seeking nightlife. No permanent bars or clubs exist here, but Northside features a well-developed commercial sector with numerous bars. Junker's Tavern, the Northside Tavern and Chameleon all lie less than five minutes from East Westwood.