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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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English first
Covington, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Quality and Taste; the best BBQ I have ever had and just 10 minutes east of Cincinnati. Tried the Turkey sandwich which was moist and tender and oh so good. Went again for the ribs which just fall of the bone and melt in your mouth. Go early and be prepared to wait as they do not accept reservations.

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Norwood, OH
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First time we tried to eat here it was February and it was packed. No place to sit and no place to wait. We decided to come back when we could eat outdoors. Finally made it in September. It was very crowded for lunch, of course, It was cash only like others have stated. The drinks are just cans of... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Eli's BBQ is a must-have when in Cincinnati. This is the best BBQ I have ever had besides this one time in Hawaii. I always order the beef tips along with a side of mashed potatoes. So good! Make sure to have only cash or checkbook ready as they do not accept credit/debit cards.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I would definitely recommend this place. By far the best pulled pork I've ever had. Order mac and cheese and baked beans and they were both great as well. I cannot wait to go back.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I am a big fan of Eli's. I like the concept of simple good food prepared well, and at at a reasonable price. I also like the "y'all come", everyone is welcome approach. It is really a part of the community, and brings folks together. As I said in the title, I think the pulled pork is the best in... More 

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Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Food was great! But let's face it, you've got a menu of 12-15 items, virtually all of which are precooked and sitting in hotel pans (it's bbq after all) and you can't turn an order faster than 30-45 minutes? Yes, you're busy and have a line outside: the faster they're served the faster they're going to want to come back... More 

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Friedheim, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Our family had heard about this place and we stopped in. The food and service were spectacular. We noticed a sign on the door that said they only accepted cash or checks. I asked if they would take an out of state check, we are from Missouri. They said that would be fine. They said they did not take credit... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

An old house which has been converted into the best BBQ in Cincinnati. Definitely a no frills setting but why bother you came here for the food right? The BBQ is what it's all about and Eli's does it right and they do it better than any one else. Pork turkey and ribs all prepared exceptionally. The sides are also... More 

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Cincinnati
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you blink, you will miss this place, so use you GPS snd look for the little silhouette of a pig sign hanging out front! Read some of the other reviews and yes, if you want a white linen tablecloth dining, go elsewhere...this is as basic as it gets, but how much foo-foo dining do you need for great barbecue... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I ve been here before and loved it. But my last visit makes me less infused to return. The woman at the counter seemed like she hates people; didn't greet us, was impatient, didn't say anything but the cost. Then the food, maybe I ve grown since I last came but the portions are not what they use to be.... More 

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Address: 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
Phone Number: 513-533-1957
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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