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Eli's BBQ

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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best BBQ

This is the best BBQ I have had. Unique experience as it is BYOB. Limited indoor seating, but huge outdoor areas are where most groups dine. Get there before 5:00 or you will be waiting in line. Service was quick and the price is right.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Steve E
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Troy, Ohio
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Troy, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is the best BBQ I have had. Unique experience as it is BYOB. Limited indoor seating, but huge outdoor areas are where most groups dine. Get there before 5:00 or you will be waiting in line. Service was quick and the price is right.

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Independence, Kentucky
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Eli's is a regular staple of our house, as well as catering for friends and family. The portions are huge and the rices are terrific. I've never had a bad thing from there. Highly recommend trying the coleslaw, corn bread, and pulled pork. Fantastic! Also be sure to check out Eli's in Fountain Square for the farmer's market each Tuesday.... More 

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Mitchell, South Dakota
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

While visiting relatives in Cinci they suggested we eat at Eli's. From all the people there it is obvious that it is a local favorite. Parking is not all that convenient, but we managed. When we ordered we were told it would be about 30 minutes before our food was ready. In about 10 minutes hand-held buzzer lit up, so... More 

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Centerville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

One of the best pulled pork I have ever eaten. You get the dinner plate which is a meat and 2 sides. My wife and I ate there and the total was $18. And we was full when we left. You can't get fast food for that kind of price. Really awesome pictures inside too and alot of seating outside.

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Hamilton Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It was confusing walking in. I suppose everyone else was aware of the ordering procedure and all but we were't, and there were no directions that were plain to us (at least not inside) about how to order and the procedure. I asked a young man walking with a plate in his hand how we ordered. He was quite impolite... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is everything you'd want in a bbq place. ..very reasonably priced with a choice of sitting outside under a tent with picnic tables or a small seating area inside. Very casual but still energetic with the staff being very active to get your order to you with a smile! If the parking was a little better, this place... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Love this place, for a few reasons, 1. It is within walking distance to our place. 2. You can call ahead and order take out and beat the insane line. 3. They have amazing food at amazing prices. Being a former vegetarian who now eats chicken and turkey, I knew we had to try this place. My Hubs and I... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is in an old residential neighborhood with limited parking.Food is very good and they have a limited menu which improves the service and quality.There are some tables inside and more places outside.At times there can be a wait as it is very popular.You are likely to love their food if you are into BBQ.Sides are good also.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have eaten here on several occasions, but this was my first visit to their Findlay Market location and they did not disappoint! We had a party of about 8 people. The service was fast. They were very patient with the 6 kids that were with us while they made their decisions :) I had the pulled pork, baked beans... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We are from Texas and know our BBQ. My spouse could eat barbeque daily I think. We LOVE barbeque! My mom is from Alabama and was raised on BBQ too. Her favorite is the pulled pork sandwich. My kids for the last bit of rib meat. Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Simple perfection. No sauce needed.... More 

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Additional Information about Eli's BBQ

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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

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