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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Midway Cafe Named One of Region's 'Tastiest Diners'

Via Cincinnati Magazine. 
The Midway Cafe in Fort Thomas is getting some attention throughout the region.

In the November issue of Cincinnati Magazine, the cafe was named one of the top five "burger joints" in the region and one of two in northern Kentucky. Six northern Kentucky restaurants were noted by the magazine overall.

RELATED: The Midway Cafe Reboots Under New Owners (June 2015)

The cover story in the magazine, titled, "The 33 Tastiest Diners, Lunch Counters, Food Trucks, and Chili Parlors in Town," was written by seven staff writers.
The cover story of the November edition of Cincinnati Magazine included The Midway Cafe. FTM file. 

As they write, "We set out to uncover (and tuck in at) as many hole-in-the-wall diners as we could. And guess what? When it comes to purveyors of cheap, tasty comfort food, this city does not lack for top-notch dives. Arm yourself with a handful of Prilosec and prepare to take the plunge."

Amanda Boyd Walter writes of The Midway Cafe:

Midway Classic Burger, $10.99.

This is an advertisement. 

Our take: New owners rebooted this Fort Thomas mainstay late last year. The signature burger comes with American cheese, bacon, egg, and housemade ketchup. Both meats come fresh from Ebert’s Meats in Newport, so you’re supporting two locally owned businesses at once.

You’re Drinking: One of 14 rotating taps (mostly craft), or a shot of bourbon from their not-small selection. 1017 S. Fort Thomas Ave., Fort Thomas, (859) 781-7666.

RELATED: The Midway Cafe menu (published Nov. 2015, so menu may have been updated)

"It seems everyone lately has been coming in due to word of mouth, which is the biggest compliment we can get," said co-owner, Erika Kraus.

"It has never been this easy to go into work. I have noticed that our employees seem to love coming into work too and that says so much about how much we enjoy The Midway and the wonderful people who come to see us," said co-owner Staci Edmonds. "Our regulars have become close friends we are seeing more and more new customers. Our kitchen staff works hard in their small area and they take pride into every meal they send up."

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