Chef Shawn and his culinary team proudly present an ever-changing, eclectic menu featuring sustainable Hawaiian fish, steaks, wild game (rabbit, duck, lamb, wild boar, venison, and more), unique appetizers, vegetarian dishes, homemade pastas and desserts. Along with an array of cocktails, interesting wines and craft beers. It's family owned and operated and cleverly hidden in a strip mall just off I-71 in Blue Ash (where only the most astute diners can find them).

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Dog Days of Summer Specials Through August

Posted on: August 3rd, 2015 by chef

Brown Dog August Specials Collage

Summer may be heating up, but you can keep cool by turning off the oven and heading over to the Brown Dog Cafe this August for summer specials all month long!

Monday: $15 Burger & Beer! Any Burger + 2 toppings and 12 oz. pour of our featured draft.

Tue: $10 off select bottles of wine.

Wed: $12 Wine Flight-Select 3 pours from all glass selections to build your flight.

Thu: $3 for $35- Choose 3 courses for $35.

Fri: Free Fry Day! Complimentary order of house made fries + sauces.

Red, White and Brown Dog-Ends Saturday, July 11.

Posted on: July 1st, 2015 by chef

FB collage for Red White and Brown Dog


Like neighbors with leftover fireworks, we’re still celebrating! Join us for Red, White, and Brown Dog, thru Saturday, July 11. Choose 3 courses for $35 + add a wine sampler from our glass selections for only $10 (3 glasses, 3 oz. each). Tue, Wed & Thu 5-9 pm and Fri & Sat 5-10 pm. Reservations online at or call 513.794.1610




Mission Main Street Grant

Posted on: June 10th, 2015 by chef

Help us move on the next phase for a possible $100,000 grant for the new location. VOTE NOW below!

Mission Main Street Grants

Come Try Our New Seasonal Menu!

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by chef

Spring/Summer 2015 

Our menu incorporates some new suppliers: Sierra Meats for wild game, Walnut Ridge Acres and Wooden Shoe Gardens for organic produce, and fresh fish from the Honolulu Fish Co. We belong to Greater Cincinnati Independents promoting the Eat Local Cincy card.
For details, just ask your server – joining is free!

Join the Brown Dog Family

Posted on: March 11th, 2015 by chef

We are now interviewing for front and back of house staff. Apply below.

Now Booking Private Holiday Parties

Posted on: September 20th, 2013 by chef

Looking to wow your friends, family, employees or co-workers this holiday season? Look no further! The Brown Dog will be available to host private parties on Sundays Nov 24-Dec 29.  Menus can be custom planned and include bar packages. Pricing starts at $50 per person. 40 person min. Call us at 513-518-5631 for booking.

For smaller groups, we can arrange prix fixe menus in our restaurant during regular business hours to suit your needs and budget. Just call or email to book reservations.









Three Courses for $30 July 5 & 6

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by chef

The Brown Dog will be closed on Thursday, July 4. Join us Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6 to celebrate our original opening date with 3 Courses for $30 all weekend! Mix and match from the dinner menu. It’ll be fun.

JUNE 3 – JULY 31 Celebrate Our 10th Anniversary with a Summer Spectacular!

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by chef

Join us this summer for nightly specials to celebrate 10 years of great food and friends – 2013! Thanks for making us a local favorite.

Check back weekly for offers and menu updates.


It’s time for Spring Restaurant Week in Cincinnati

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by chef

May 13-19. Reservations are recommended, but not required. Call us or book online via Open Table. View our menu here. Check out others at Eat Local Cincy.

rest week may 2013

Gluten-free galore!

Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by chef

In addition to a dedicated gluten-free fryer, we’ve added a menu full of fantastic GF desserts–carrot cake, chocolate banana bread, key lime pie, ice creams and sorbet. Come on in and check out our spring menu items; many are GF, some are not, all our house-made and delicious!