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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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English first
Mason, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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136 reviews 136 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First, I would recommend this restaurant because the food is good, plentiful and very reasonably priced. However, this is not a world class BBQ place like it has been hyped up to be. The meat is tender and has a light smoke to it and the sauce is somewhat sweet and peppery. It's good but nothing really special. I have... More

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Troy, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My daughter and I had to be in Cincinnati Tuesday and we always like to find a restaurant that we have not been to so I was researching restaurants on my phone while she drove. Eli's came up with a good recommendation so we gave it a try. Without the good reviews about the food we would never have gone... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wow. I don't get it. Food is very good but not worth waiting and sitting on hard bench or tight quarters. I have eaten it a dozen times and prefer getting it to go and enjoying good food (it is) somewhere relaxing. They have become something of an Urban legend and I wish them great success. But if you need... 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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