A short drive down Glenway Avenue takes you to a decent selection of fast-food, chain and locally owned restaurants that serve everything from American-style and sports-bar-style food to Chinese cuisine and barbecue dishes. However, like most of Cincinnati, West Price Hill is known for its chili.
In addition to Skyline Chili and Gold Star Chili, two chain restaurants known for serving dishes smothered in Cincinnati-style chili, West Price Hill houses
two locally owned restaurants that specialize in chili dishes — Sam's Chili and Price Hill Chili. Even though both restaurants sit on Glenway Avenue, vast differences make them seem worlds away. The smaller of the two, Sam's Chili attracts a decent lunch crowd thanks to its famous chili dogs. The tiny establishment only has a few tables though, so avoid the lunch rush if you want to eat your chili dogs there. Price Hill Chili has been a Cincinnati staple since it opened its doors in 1962. The family-friendly diner features a wide menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Several customers recommend Price Hill Chili's burgers and the create-your-own double-decker sandwich, but the locals know to order the chili-cheese omelette with home fries and goetta.
When Cincinnati residents have had their fill of chili — a rare occurrence, but it happens — most opt for pizza. LaRosa's Family Pizzeria originated in Cincinnati, and visiting the restaurant with the whole family has become an area tradition. Fortunately, West Price Hill houses a LaRosa's franchise, in addition to Price Hill's famed Queen City Pizza. You haven't experienced West Price Hill until you've eaten pizza from Queen City Pizza on Queen City Avenue. The family-owned restaurant opened its doors in 1994 and wowed the area's residents with its homemade pizza sauce. The sauce, made from an authentic Mediterranean recipe, features juicy chunks of vine-ripened tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and fresh garlic and herbs. Many people consider Queen City Pizza's slices the best in town, and locals can't get enough of the pizzeria's Greek pizza.
You won't find an exciting nightlife scene in West Price Hill, but the area does house a few neighborhood bars that locals enjoy. Golden Fleece Lounge on Glenway Avenue, a full-service cocktail lounge with plush seating and an adjacent closed-in patio area, appeals to the after-work crowd and those meeting their friends for dinner and a few drinks. However, locals looking forward to a long night of drinking visit 52 Bar on Glenway Avenue or Sunset Pub on West Eighth Street.