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Skyline Chili

643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408 (Central Business District)
(513) 241-2020
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Ranked #51 of 1,726 restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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350 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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English first
Etown, Ky
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We tried this for the first time outside of King's Island and it was disgusting. The chili was lukewarm and the hotdogs were nasty tasting. My daughter got a hot do kids meal which had 2 hotdogs in 1 bun and that was all she got. It was a waste of money and stomachs for the day.

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Mobile, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

When I moved to Cincinnati, I was told that Chili here (which is a big deal) is not what I was used to being from Louisiana and living in Alabama. Yes, Cincinnati chili has cinnamon in it and its a Greek tradition. If you go into it knowing its not Texas Chili or your hometown chili, you may like it.... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had heard that Cincinnati chili was a local flavor that had to be tried, so we made our way to Skyline Chili. The guys working there were so friendly when we said we hadn't ever had their chili. They gave us samples to try, which was great. We had the chili on spaghetti with a mountain of shredded cheese,... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Coming from Wisconsin, we had never heard of Skyline Chili before so on our way home, we decided to give it a try. We love our chili in Wisconsin, so we wanted to see how it compared to ours. It was horrible! Watery, no beans, tasted like cinnamon or cloves! But worse of all the clerk filled the cup too... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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132 reviews 132 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place serves great Cincinnati chili and coneys and does it in a friendly and efficient way. The 5 way chili hit the spot. The coney was milder than I prefer (I prefer those served by the side-by-side coney places in Detroit), they were very, very good. The very friendly waitress made our visit most enjoyable. When in Cincinnati, give... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

visited this place upon the advice of a friend. by far one of the most flavorsome, well priced and truly great chili's i have ever had the fortune of chowing down on!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just walked out of Skyline Chili. First and Last time!!! 100% worst thing I've ever eaten!! Actually took 2 bites and handed it back. Stay away. Have to say staff was very nice.

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were told this was one place we needed to eat at when we visited Cincinnati. We really enjoyed it. The food was good and the service was quick and friendly. Our waitress was great and when she found out we were from out of town she gave us all bags with Skyline Chili items. (thanks Britini - you're the... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If I am ever in Ohio, i look for Skyline Chili. It is served really fast, although they do have table service. It tastes different and is served differently than most chili. It is served over spaghetti with shredded cheese. You can also choose to top it with red beans and/or onions. It is served with yummy oyster crackers. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I didn't feel there was anything special about this fast-food restaurant but it is a Cincinnati institution you should try. I know people who can't get enough of it! I went for the 5-way (because you have to), which is noodles topped with chilli, onions, cheese and something I can't remember. It was nice and I would go again but... More

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