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Skyline Chili

643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408 (Central Business District)
(513) 241-2020
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Ranked #59 of 1,728 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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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

How can you go to Cincinnati and NOT eat at Skyline? You have to try it, right? I did! I loved it! First, you'll be blown away by the service. The waitress brought us each a little sample since it was our first time. Then, you'll be blown away by the prices. So cheap!! It is a different tasting chili,... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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387 reviews 387 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

There is a great debate between skyline and gold star you decide. I like them both. I had the veggie burrito and my wife had the hot dogs with chili and all the fixins. It is always good and always fresh and always consistently formulary. Service is friendly and attentive and helpful.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There are lots Of "Cincinnati Chili" restaurants in town but none as good as Skyline. Their chili has a richer flavor and the cheese can't be beat. Whenever your feeling go and hungry it's Skyline time.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You're not going to find this kind of chili in Texas, just in the Cincinnati area. It's a different way to eat chili. If you haven't tried it, you owe yourself to. Some say it's an acquired taste, but still worth it.

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Whenever we are in Cincy we have to stop at a Skyline Chili. The chili dogs are so tasty! Mustard on your dog is a must. So delish that I ate 3!

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Etown, Ky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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