My wife and I stumbled into Zip’s Cafe a couple of weekends ago after Lunken Aviation Days. We actually attempted to stop in at Terry’s Turf Club, but quickly left when we were told that they didn’t have high chairs and it seemed a little too crowded for our infant son. We got back in the car and ended up at Zip’s, which worked out well since a couple of my wife’s brothers and some guests all joined us for lunch.
I had been to Zip’s before but not for many years. They are famous for their hamburgers, but I am not a big red meat eater so I wouldn’t know if they are any good. My wife tried the turkey burger with cheese ($5.75) and she seemed to enjoy it. I also saw a black bean burger on the menu that I may try in the future. She also ordered a side of french fries ($2.25) which actually looked better than they tasted. I’ve read good things about the fries, so maybe we had a bad batch, but they seemed to be exceptionally dry and perhaps overcooked.
I went with the chicken salad sandwich ($6.00) and a side of onion rings ($3.25). The size of the sandwich was a little small, but the taste was great. Though the real standout from my meal were the onion rings. These large slices of onion had a great tasting batter on them and were perfectly fried. I would definitely recommend these over the fries for just a dollar more. Others in our group had Zip Burgers and they all seemed to enjoy them. Overall I enjoyed the food that I ordered and I hope to go back to sample more of their bar food style offerings.