Dining Menu



Combo Appetizer
Two potato skins, three chicken fingers and four cheese sticks. Served with BBQ sauce and sour cream for dipping.

Saratoga Chips
A pile of chips served with our homemade barbecue sauce for dipping.

Loaded Fries
Enough for two! Topped with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon bits. Served with a side of ranch dressing.

Potato Skins (3)
Skins of fresh-baked potatoes, fried and covered with grated cheddar cheese and real bacon bits.

Chicken Livers with Gravy
A plateful of deep-fried chicken livers with a bowl of brown gravy on the side for dipping

Fried Mushrooms
A plateful of deep-fried mushrooms served with our cocktail sauce.

Crab Cakes
Two delicious crab cakes over a bed of shredded cabbage. Served with our homemade sauce.

Chicken Fingers (5)
Strips of fresh breast of chicken, lightly coated with delicately seasoned breading and fried. Served with BBQ sauce.

Cheese Sticks & Chicken Fingers
A wonderful combination of our mozzarella cheese sticks and meaty chicken fingers.

Buffalo Wings
Medium, BBQ, Teriyaki, Caribbean Sweet & Spicy
Add celery with Ranch or Bleu Cheese $
6 Wings – $
12 Wings – $
18 Wings – $
24 Wings–  $

Shrimp Skewer
A grilled shrimp skewer sauteed in garlic butter. Served over a bed of rice. Try it blackened or regular.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks (6)
Breaded mozzarella cheese sticks, fried and served with dipping sauce.



Mock Turtle Soup
Not only is this great soup a house favorite, this one’s known across town
Bowl $ – Cup $
Soup du Jour
A freshly-prepared soup everyday
Bowl $ – Cup $



California Chef’s Bowl
Crisp salad greens, sliced turkey breast, cheddar cheese, tomato wedges, hard-boiled egg, onions and choice of dressing.
Chicken or Shrimp Ceasar
Crisp romain and parmesan cheese tossed inour homemade caesar dressing, topped with a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Served with a bakery-fresh croissant
Topped with sauteed or blackened shrimp – 9.39, Without chicken or shrimp – 5.99
German Hot Bacon Slaw
Voted “City’s Best” Cincinnati Magazine. If you’re looking for slaw with a little kick you’re gonna love this one.
Mardi Gras Chicken Salad
Cajun chicken breast on a bed of mixed greens, with tomato wedges, onions, shredded cheese and your choice of dressing.
Chicken salad
chicken salad served on a bed of fresh greens accented with hard-boiled eggs and tomato wedges.
Choose your favorite dressing to top one of our garden fresh salads: french, italian, celery seed, bleu cheese, thousand island, buttermilk ranch, fat-free italian, fat-free french.


Grilled Mahi
6 oz. Fillet served with a potato and salad. Try it grilled or blackened.
Baked icelandic cod
A generous portion of icelandic cod baked to its tender, flaky best.
Popcorn Shrimp Dinner
A plate full of bite sized shrimp fried golden brown. Served with your choice of potato and salad.
Beer-Battered Haddock
Dipped in a beer batter and fried to a golden perfection.
Crab Cake Dinner
Two delicious crab cakes over a bed of shredded cabbage. Served with our homemade sauce.
Shrimp Dinner
golden-fried gulf shrimp served with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge.


Chicken Cordon Bleu
Melted mozzarella and swiss cheeses with ham, over a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Presented over noodles with alfredo sauce.
Grilled Chicken Barbecue ™
Boneless and skinless chicken breast with our zesty barbecue sauce. Served over rice medley.
$Raspberry Chicken
Skinless and boneless grilled chicken breast served with warm raspberry sauce.

Teriyaki Chicken ™

Skinless and boneless breast of chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce. Served with rice and extra dipping sauce.
Cajun Chicken
Plump and tender breast of skinless and boneless chicken, dusted with cajun spices and grilled to juicy perfection. Served with rice medley.

Roost’s Famous Fried Chicken

All dinners are served with your choice of two sides:
Seasoned Rice – Applesauce – Baked Potato – French Fries – Mashed Potatoes
Tossed Salad – Hot Bacon Slaw – Green Beans – Homemade Coleslaw – German Potato Salad (cold)

Voted Cincinnati’s Best!

Half-Chicken Dinner
A mixed dinner of fresh chicken breast, thigh, leg and wing, all fried to a juicy tenderness.
Breast and Leg Dinner
One fresh chicken breast and a leg.
Quarter chicken dinner
White: a breast and wing – $10.29
Dark: a thigh and a leg – $9.29
Two thighs – $9.29
Four Wing Dinner
Four delicious wings.
Two Breast Dinner
Two plump and fresh chicken breasts.
Three Piece Mixed Dinner

A luscious combination of breast, wing, leg or thigh.
Three Piece Dark Dinner
Two meaty thighs and a leg
All thighs(3) – $10.99
Four Leg Dinner
Four of our plump chicken legs.

Country Style

Turkey & Dressing
Fresh roasted turkey cooked here in our oven. Served with homemade dressing and two side dishes.
Chicken livers
Breaded and fried to mouth-watering goodness, served with brown gravy and two side dishes.
Twin Grilled Pork Chops & Dressing

Two center-cut pork chops marinated and grilled to perfection. Served with two side dishes.
Beef liver
Slices of tender baby beef liver pan-fried and topped with sauteed onions and gravy and two side dishes.
Oven Roasted Half Chicken & Dressing
This tender roasted half chicken is lightly seasoned for just the right flavor. Served with two side dishes.
$12.99, All white meat, 1.00 extra
Smaller Appetite Portion
1/4 roasted chicken & dressing.
Breast & Wing or thigh & leg.
Served with two side dishes.


Baked barbecue chicken & ribs
A great combo! Our famous ribs and a quarter of our delicious baked barbecue chicken.
Fried Chicken & Barbecued Ribs
Get the best of both worlds. Our tender barbecued ribs teamed with a fried chicken breast and wing or thigh and leg. Served with your choice of potato and salad.
Barbecued Ribs

Meaty and tender pork loin ribs smothered in out homemade barbecue sauce.
Full slab – $19.99 – 3/4 slab – $15.99
Baked barbecue chicken & fried shrimp
A quarter of our barbecued chicken teamed with our deep-fried shrimp for a filling combo.

Smaller Appetite Portion
1/4 roasted bbq chicken (Breast & Wing or Thigh & Leg).

6-oz. Strip steak & bbq rib combo
A 6-oz. Strip cooked to your liking, topped with suateed onions and teamed with our delicious baked barbecued chicken.
Barbecued ribs & fried shrimp

Our tender ribs and and our deep-fried shrimp, served with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge.

Baked barbecue half chicken

Half of a chicken baked tender, then barbecued over an open flame.
$12.99 For all white meat, add $1.00.
All include two side choices. Extra barbecue sauce $0.79.

Butcher’s Best

10 oz. Prime Rib
You haven’t tasted prime rib until you sink your teeth into the roost’s! This incredibly delicious prime rib only served Wednesday thru Sunday after 4 P.M.
Steak & Grilled Shrimp Combo

A 6 oz. Strip topped with grilled onions. Served with a sauteed shrimp skewer over rice.
10 oz. Strip Steak
A delicious 10-oz. Steak cooked to your liking and topped with sauteed onions. Served with your choice of potato and salad.
$16.99, Petite cut – 6 oz. $11.99

German Fare

Our Famous Oktoberfest Sauerbraten
Served over noodles with two potato pancakes and your choice of applesauce or our famous hot bacon slaw.
Bavarian Platter Sampler
A combination of Sauerbraten over noodles, a smoked German Mett, one potato pancake, red cabbage and your choice of applesauce or hot bacon slaw.

Old Favorites

Popcorn Shrimp & Fries Basket
Bite sized shrimp fried golden brown
Chicken Fingers & Fries
Five hand-breaded chicken fingers deep-fried with a side of barbecue sauce and hot crispy French fries.
Turkey or Beef Manhattan
Thinly sliced turkey or roast beef piled high on an open-faced sandwich, with mashed potatoes and gravy.


Smokehouse Pork Barbecue
Delicious, fresh pulled pork. The best BBQ sandwich in town! Served with a small side of homemade coleslaw.
Fried Chicken Breast Sandwich
Boneless, hand breaded, crispy and delicious on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.
French Dip Sub

Tons of roast beef, grilled onions and melted swiss cheese, with a side of au jus for dipping.
Baked Ocean Cod Sandwich
A naturally good and heart-healthy fillet of icelandic cod served on dark rye.
Fillet of Fish Sandwich
Two whitefish fillets served on dark rye, with shredded lettuce and tartar sauce.
$7.99, Small (1 piece) $6.99
Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Tender chicken breast grilled and topped with lettuce and tomato. Served with fries.
Corned Beef Reuben
Corned beef or turkey, melted swiss cheese and plenty of sauerkraut on rye, sided with chips.
Steak Hoagie

A juicy steak on a freshly baked hoagie loaf with italian dressing or mayonnaise, with all the trimmings. $7.99
Grilled Mahi Sandwich

6 oz. Fillet served on a toasted bun.
Grilled or Blackened $9.99

The Clubhouse

Served with chips and a pickle.

Turkey club
Breast of turkey layered with crispy bacon slices, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Served on toasted bread.
Half Turkey Club & Soup or Salad
Half a delicious turkey club, potato chips and your choice of one of the following: Cup of Soup, Hot Bacon Slaw, Tossed Salad or Homemade Coleslaw.
Ron’s version of this all-time favorite… Lots of crispy bacon with sliced ripe tomato on toasted bread.
Ham & roast beef
Tasty ham and slow-roasted beef stacked high between slices of toasted bread.


Substitute a cup of turtle soup for only .50 additional

Chicken salad
Creamy chicken salad topped with lettuce on a flaky french croissant. Teamed with the soup of the day or a salad for a light filling meal.

Best Burgers

Burgers are topped with lettuce, tomato, onion & pickle.

Double deck jumbo burger
Two 2 oz, patties piled high and topped with american cheese, lettuce, pickle and our homemade tartar sauce.
Garden burger
a meatless burger
A blend of mushrooms, onions, whole grains and low-fat cheeses. Perfect for the healthy eater! Only 160 calories and 3 grams of fat. Served with a baked potato.
Charbroiled black angus cheeseburger
Six juicy ounces, charbroiled to perfection. Topped with american cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle.

Desserts (while they last)

 White Chocolate Cheesecake
Have a taste of excellence! This award winning cheesecake was the winner of “best dessert” and “best overall dish” by taste of cincinnati. How can you not try this desert?
Cream Pie

Choose banana, coconut or chocolate – 3.59
Homemade Pineapple Fritters

Chunks of pineapple mixed together with our homemade batter, then deep-fried and covered with powdered sugar.

Lemon Merinque Pie

Chocolate Delight
Enough for two! Rich thick chocolate cake teamed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and covered with chocolate syrup.

Kid’s Stuff

Ask your server for a kids menu for children ages 12 and younger.All items include a small milk or soft drink and your choice of 1 side item: French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Applesauce, Tossed Salad.
BBQ Loin Back Ribs (4) – $6.99
Fried Gulf Shrimp (4) – $5.99
Chicken Fingers (2) – $4.99
Chicken Leg – $4.99
Fried Fish Sandwich – $4.99
Grilled Cheese – $4.99
Hamburger – $4.99
Cheese Burger – $4.99