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Skyline Chili

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Central Business District
Mexican, American, Fast Food
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643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
(513) 241-2020
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lots of cheddar

Always good and I prefer the chili dogs. Chili has a sweet taste to it but it's so smothered with cheddar who cares. Prices aren't bad and service was quick. Fun to try the local favorite and would say give it a shot if visiting Cincinnati

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
Banny9949
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a Cincinnati icon. Yes, we eat chili (kind of) on spaghetti with beans, cheese and onions. There are many Skyline restaurants in the area. The menu is simple, the food is addictive and you will leave with a story to tell your neighbors back home.

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Brighton, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love Skyline Chili, we had it every summer when we would visit King's Island. It was my wife's first time in a Skyline Chili restaurant. The waitress was so nice, gave her a first timer kit and a free sample! Love the food and the staff at East Sharon rd it excellent!

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Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Anyone from Cincinnati seems to love this place, but I did not like the chili. It has cinnamon in it. Eh. Go for the tradition, but not necessarily for the food.

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299 reviews 299 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Always good and I prefer the chili dogs. Chili has a sweet taste to it but it's so smothered with cheddar who cares. Prices aren't bad and service was quick. Fun to try the local favorite and would say give it a shot if visiting Cincinnati

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Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Love stopping here for lunch on our way to FL. Chili dogs are so delicious. I would recommend them for sure.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I grew up in Cincinnati and always loved Skyline. So, when we moved away, we always made sure that we had the canned Skyline on hand. Not quite the same. Whenever we're in town we make sure and eat at one of these restaurants. We've noticed that all the Skyline restaurants are consistent so whichever one you go too you... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Skyline Chili is a local favorite, and I was glad to find that they have a gluten-free menu and that many of their offerings are gluten-free. I had a bowl of their traditional beef chili with cheddar cheese on top and a side salad, and went back two days later for their chili topped baked potato. The chili is hearty... More 

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We go about every 10 days. This chili is definitely a Cincinnati icon!The food is consistently very good! I personally recommend the Greek salad ... a healthy choice! The chili and coneys are hard to refuse though! It's all very very good!!

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Atlanta Ga.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If your ever in Cincinnati you must not miss Skyline chili. An institution in that town. A Greek style chili that is extraordinary. It starts with a moist hot dog bun filled with a small hot dog smothered in this delicious chili.then topped with finely diced onions and topped off with mounds of finely shredded cheddar cheese which somehow seals... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

was really good .. my first time having skyline chili .. had a 3 way .. loved it. I would deff try it again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (513) 241-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?