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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 221
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    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
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  • 30
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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
Skyline is #1 for Me

When visiting Cincinnati and family it is understood that a visit to Skyline Chili to dine on the famous Cincinnati Chili is in order. A great tradition and a wonderful taste not easily found anywhere else, I look forward to making the pilgrimage to my sister's local Skyline franchise and placing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ernbo6
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When visiting Cincinnati and family it is understood that a visit to Skyline Chili to dine on the famous Cincinnati Chili is in order. A great tradition and a wonderful taste not easily found anywhere else, I look forward to making the pilgrimage to my sister's local Skyline franchise and placing my order for the famous and delicious 5-way. My... More 

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Carleton, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went to Cincinnati. My companion decided we must try Skyline Chili as that's a special thing down there. This is a chain restaurant. Ours was in West Chester, just 20 min north of downtown Cincinnati. The service was great. Our waitress understood that we never tried their special chili before and gave us a small cup to taste test. So... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I go on vacation I always take some canned Skyline for dip and 3ways because you can't buy it in most places out of Ohio.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

First of all, if you're visiting Cincinnati you HAVE to stop and try Skyline. It's now our annual tradition! I don't normally eat fast food, but this is one of 2 exceptions. Service is great and the price is right. Don't even bother trying to order one chili cheese dog. You're immediately going to want another.

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Boston
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Tourists and locals alike rave about this chain, so I stopped by the downtown (643 Vine) location on my first night in Cincinnati. I ordered the 4-way: spaghetti, chili with diced onions, and a generous topping of shredded cheddar cheese. The chili had nice seasoning/meatiness and the ratio of chili to noodle was good. All the ingredients were room-temperature, though... More 

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CINCINNATI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

A favorite of all Cincinnati residents past and present. If you have moved from the city, you will order a gift box online or drop in every time you are back. Hot spicy meat sauce on top of spaghetti or a small cheese coney, with a mound of shredded chedder cheese on top. Don't forget to put oyster crackers on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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318 reviews 318 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?