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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The food in this place is fantastic! Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. We shared a slab of ribs and 2 sandwiches between three people, and it was just right. The location is also very nice, surrounded by trees and near the river. This place is highly recommended! As mentioned by others, this place is packed, so make sure you... More

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Mexico City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This one is a gem. It's a very popular place, yet it still has a small town feeling that makes you feel welcomed. The place itself has a very good vibe, with a record player and vintage deccor, and the food is spectacular: best pulled pork sandwich I've ever had, awesome coleslaw, mexican coke and very decent sweet beans.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I recently went back to Eli's and was disappointed in the ribs. Same great spice and sauce, but they used to be meaty with a strong smoky flavor...this time they were greasy with a hint of gasoline. The hot dog was still a treat. We ate outside but had to go across the lane to escape the loud music coming... More

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Mason, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Last Friday night we decided to try our first dinner at Eli's. We knew it would be crowded--we were right. They told us it would be 75 minutes until we could get our food. Fortunately, we brought along our own beverages and sat outside at one of the many picnic tables, and had fun waiting for our sandwiches and side... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love good barbecue, and this hits the spot. It also just has the feel of a barbecue place. My one issue when I came was the service. It's mostly DIY, but the kids who work here can be snotty.

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Alexandria, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Restaurant is very small - seats maybe 24. LOTS of seating outside, picnic tables and tents - which was lots of fun on a Saturday afternoon after a Reds' game! Place was packed, line was long. Ribs VERY meaty - pulled pork is PLENTIFUL on a bun. Sauce is really good, better than the overrated Montgomery Inn. Had the cheesy... More

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kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

we had a party of 12 stop in a couple of weeks ago. I had the pulled pork and it was outstanding. I also tried the ribs very tasty and tender. If you are a mack and cheese lover my wife said hers was very good. I definitely would go back and plan to in the near furture

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Cincinnati, OH
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Seriously--an amazing BBQ sandwich for only $5? Yep, but you have to order at the counter and bring cash. There are a half dozen or so tables inside but that won't hold everyone at this busy place. So they have set up huge tents outside with heaters and picnic tables. It's casual and fun. I drive past this place on... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Okay, I am no pulled pork connoisseur or anything, but this food blew me away. I had heard of its cult following and had to go after being away from home (and good barbecue) for a year. The place is funky, laid back, and serves breathtaking food. The sides are good (go for the mac and cheese), but the meat... More

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Honolulu
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you are going here, go early! Had dinner at 5 pm and there was a line already. By 6 pm the line was very long. In terms of BBQ it was perky average. The pictures of the BBQ Hot Dogs looked good, but I would skip it. Sat outside because of the noise and blaring music inside, but there... More

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Address: 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
Phone Number: 513-533-1957
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Cuisine: Barbecue

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