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643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408 (Central Business District)
(513) 241-2020
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Ranked #40 of 1,761 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Fast Food
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The best Skyline Chili in the City of Cincinnati, great neighborhood location and atmosphere. The Five Way is my choice and it is perfectly made in this Skyline, not too "loose" and not too dry. The main point about this location is the atmosphere, you alway feel welcomed and most of the people in there are regulars and the servers... More 

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

As usual it's a good start to a traditional lunch in Cincinnati. The pasta is firm and the mountain of yellow cheese is great. The little crackers are fresh and great. Just a great Cincinnati experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Best Cincinnati style chile in the world. If you don't like Cincinnati chile you have never had it or you bumped your head and need medical attention.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I grew up on skyline. I grew up on skyline here! And i must have it as soon as possible upon my entry into the city. Classic 3way (and a coney if i'm feeling like a glutton)! Never fails to please. I've introduced many out of towners to this local specialty and the LOVE it!

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Bethel, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Out of towners always ask "what should I order?" or "How to intrepret the Skyline menu choices?". It's simple, Skyline Chili comes 3 way, 4 way, or 5 way. 3 way is their unique chili sauce over spagetti and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Add your choice of chopped onions or kidney style beans. Both beans and chopped onions come... More 

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cincinnati
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I always get the four-way, beans and onions on the side, light spaghetti and heavy chili, Cheese coney with everything. Once a month is a good frequency for us. Visitors from out of town, miss their fix and so load up while here.

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Athens, Greece
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There are those who swear on it. It's rather like goetta or White Castles. If you are native to Cincinnati, then you likely moved from your mother's breast to Skyline. Camp Washington other times will take top honors. Basically what we have here is Greek spaghetti with meat sauce, the "secret ingredient" being cinnamon. A Greek in 1912 fled to... More 

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Rochester, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you're not from Cincinnati, you need to try the local chili. There are lots of places you can go to get it, like Goldstar, Dixie Chili, Price Hill Chili, etc. Skyline has the most regional locations. It is also very representative of the dish and many locals list it as their favorite. These local chains are very consistent, so... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Last Saturday, we were visiting from out of town and continued a family tradition of dropping in at a Skyline Restaurant. A large party of adults, teens and children and we received top flight service, which accommodated the youth and their voracious appetites. I had the four way and almost expired from contentment! This is seriously good food and the... More 

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Hamilton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is Cincinnati's best chili ever!!! We go there at least once a week. If you have not been there, you have to try it. I know you will be hooked !!!

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Address: 643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
Phone Number: (513) 241-2020
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Fast Food

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