Worth driving from anywhere!

Joe Tucker gets his goetta in the Findlay Market from Eckerlin’s butcher shop, which consistently wins best-of-Cincy awards for its creamy-rich version of the old German dish. It is made as a loaf; Joe slices it thin and grills it until the outside is crunchy and glistening but the interior stays succulent. Goetta may have started as a thrifty, clean-the-kitchen dish; but Eckerlin’s, as cooked by Joe Tucker, is aristocratic.

Other than goetta, there is nothing unique about the menu; but Tucker’s itself is one-of-a-kind. Everything is made with expertise, from scratch, using ingredients from local farms and markets. There is no pretense about these policies; it’s just the way a good restaurant does things.

What to Eat
Tucker’s, Goetta
Great goetta. Procured at Eckerlin's Butcher Shop in the nearby Findlay Market, it is a luxurious loaf of piggy goodness. Joe Tucker slices it thin and fries it crisp, making it into eggs' best friend.
Tucker’s, Veggie Omelet
Veggie Omelet
Half a fresh-vegetable omelet, plated with goetta and hash browns.
Tucker’s, Hash Browns
Hash Browns
A close view of some superb hash browns.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 2pm
Monday8am - 3pm
Tuesday4pm - 7pm
Wednesday4pm - 7pm
Thursday4pm - 7pm
Friday4pm - 7pm
Saturday8am - 3pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 13 MILES | 36 min

Roadfood knows Cincinnati best for its unique five-way chili, which is nowhere better than at Camp Washington Chili Parlor, open round the clock. In this city that has earned the nickname Porkopolis, we like to start the day at Tucker's, a vintage neighborhood diner where hearty, from-scratch breakfast features crisp-fried slabs of the luxurious pork-and-pin-oat…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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