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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outside of cooking at home, this place has the best BBQ in Cincy! I love the smoked turkey and mashed potatoes.

Thank ProfessorVacation
Greater Cincinnati
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had the pleasure of eating from the restaurant on several occasions. I have never been disappointed. If you like a causal dining experience this is a must try.

Thank susandX4395PG
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eli's Is a rare gem. We've enjoyed it as a family for years and it never disappoints. In summers we love sitting outside on picnic tables enjoying the slow summer vibe. Their pulled pork is my favorite with jalapeño cheddar grits dirty and baked beans. You won't be sorry you came. Get there early if you want an indoor seat.... More 

Thank sally t
Cincinnati, Ohio
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and myself had the barbecue pork sandwich, baked beans and slaw. I did not care for any of it and I got sick. My husband said he liked his. But I will never go back there again. I gave it 2 stars because my husband was okay with it.

Thank lsa13
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodations are rough and this place is packed more times than not. We've lived in Cincinnati almost 30 years and Eli's BBQ is hands down the best. They are consistently delicious and prices are more than fair.

Thank Linda L
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want fabulous barbecue go to Eli's or take out which we usually do. And their sides are fabulous also. We usually get every side. Something for everyone. The barbecue meat falls off the bone. Their barbecue chicken is wonderful also. Don't take a chance. Go to Eli's. You will keep going back!

Thank Kittyhock
Ghent, Kentucky
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we don't go to Cincinnati every weekend I love to hit this place up. We've eaten BBQ all over this country and Eli's is some of the best you will ever eat. This is our favorite BBQ in all of the Tri-state area. There is nothing you can eat here that is not amazing. This is a must if... More 

Thank RJory
Columbus, Ohio
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74 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Order at the counter and have a seat, they will bring it to you. Our order consisted of a pulled pork and a turkey sandwich. Next time we will order the sauce on the side because it was a bit more than we prefer. Both meats were delicious as was the BBQ sauce. I enjoyed the coleslaw on my pork... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go often with my friends for barbecued rib tips. It is of great value for only nine dollars and there is a one day a week special where you can get two for one rib tips after 4 PM. It's four in the restaurant eating and not for takeout. They go fast so get there early.

Thank ssmookler
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must eat in Cincinnati! Ribs are fall of the bone, best crust you've ever eaten. Smoked turkey sandwich was moist and delicious. Don't be scared off by eating outside in the tent!

Thank jh22in

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-533-1957

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?