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254 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-241-4848
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Service & Worth One Visit

October 2014. I was in town for business and had a few days to be tourist and opted to try Skyline Chili. Huge lunch crowd from downtown offices and nearby P & G. Service was very good and the Cincy chili, flavored with cinnamon on a huge plate of spaghetti. Crackers are a must. When in Cincy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Sacramento Valley
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Sacramento Valley
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282 reviews 282 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
789 helpful votes 789 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

October 2014. I was in town for business and had a few days to be tourist and opted to try Skyline Chili. Huge lunch crowd from downtown offices and nearby P & G. Service was very good and the Cincy chili, flavored with cinnamon on a huge plate of spaghetti. Crackers are a must. When in Cincy eat like the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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71 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The first few times I visited a Skyline was with friends. First time-it sucked. Second time-still sucked but less. Third time-not bad. Fourth time-I couldn't get enough. Weird. Ever since, whenever I'm either in Cinci/Covington area or within 100 miles of Cinci, I go out of my way to drive over and have a 5 way (basically the works), and... More 

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Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't like their chili. I find it to be closer to spaghetti with bad meat sauce. Have never understood the allure. Much better things to eat here.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cincinnati Chili is unique. Some people love it to the point of an addiction. Some people aren't so keen on chili on top of spaghetti and cheese. It is so different, it makes a great change of pace. You are served at the table and the service is as fast as any fast food restaurant so the experience is good.... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I know I know... I'm gonna sound horrible. But I just wasn't into the Chili here at Skyline. I know it's a Cincy staple, and that's why I went. It just wasn't flavorful or hearty, I'm used to a chili with a lot more pizazz, even from a Wendy's. Definitely a fun environment and I can see its appeal, but... More 

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Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Skyline Chili is one of those iconic logos that let you know you're home. Cheese Coney and a Chili 3 Way please !

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Pittsburgh
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84 reviews 84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Wanted to try Cincinnati chili in Cincinnati and we were not disappointed. This is a cool eatery with a diner feel right downtown (near ballparks and riverfront) that serves the city's specialty with good service and it was relatively clean and comfortable - all good things. The seating/ordering/paying system was a little confusing but the staff was very friendly so... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

we had this at the ballpark - cute little 4" hotdogs covered in chili and MOUNDS of cheese - mounds. seriously, you can not see the bun for all the cheese. it was good, but not out of this world. you should try it though, chili is one of those personal preference things......

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San Luis Obispo, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

One of the giants of this unique style of chili, Skyline is a chain with stores throughout the Cincinnati area. Their food is delicious, service is fast and friendly, and prices incredibly reasonable. If you have the craving or want to try something different, stop in at a Skyline restaurant...you won't be disappointed.

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Tokyo, Japan
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151 reviews 151 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The photo says it all. Chili sauce over spaghetti in my book is not chili. And the taste is too icky sweet for someone who likes their chili spicy. But the sweet chili is probably why this place packs in the families, and the folks of Cincinnati are fanatics about it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 254 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-241-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am

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