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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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Ranked #10 of 1,700 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Cincinnati
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

From the delicious pork sanwiches, ribs, jalepeno corn bread to the funky picnic-style BYOB eating area...this place rocks! We saw tons of families and enjoyed an eclectic crowd there too.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

"Wow!" is about as good as I can say. I'm not a huge BBQ fan, but this stuff is fantastic. Small menu, which is good. The wood smoker left an awesome taste on the pulled pork. Cole slaw is great, and the mashed potatoes are served in a paper dish, with just a hint of a crust on top of... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Only on disappointment, their smoker was broken so they were out of ribs. We all had pulled pork mashed potatoes, grits, and.corn bread and it was delish, just like always!

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169 reviews 169 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

This place is very highly rated perhaps too highly. The good: $5 Pulled pork sandwich Incognito sign: a stenciled pig -- no words Real wood smoking The not so good: Ran out of ribs on Sunday afternoon @2pm -- seriously this is all you make and you are out? Took 15min to bring out our order of two sandwiches Cole... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is one of the best BBQ places in Cincinnati. Since the word is out, its always busy, which is great news. The place is small so outdoor seating is avaiable if it's nice outside. The Pulled Pork Sandwitches are some of the best I have had anywhere, and the rest of the food and sides are great too.. Bring... More

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kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Lots of skinny-jeaned, tattoed hipsters show up carrying their little cartons of the most obscure, fruity beers they can find (the place is BYOB) and the record-store worker at the next table was so loud and laughed so hysterically that I wanted to throw my bbq sandwich at her - except I didn't want to waste one morsel - it... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Have been to this place a few times and the ribs, pulled pork, jalapeño corn bread, coleslaw and baked beans are sooo good! I craze the food when I don't have it! Must try!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited Eli's on the Friday before Memorial Day. We had a party of 6 and walked right in at about 11:30am. We didn't have long to wait before receiving our delicious food. I'm glad we came in when we did because shortly the line was to the door, although it seemed to move pretty fast. The people in our... More

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Great BBQ, casual atmosphere and a widely mixed crowd. We have visited numerous times and have tried all the menu items. Could not find anything wrong! Bring a nice 6 pack and sit back relax and enjoy your time. Each time we go the crowd gets bigger and bigger. Looking forward to a nice summer evening with some yummy ribs... More

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Pendleton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

If I was on death row, and they asked me what my last meal would be, I would request and pulled pork sandwich with two sides of baked beans as my last meal.

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