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Skyline Chili

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Central Business District
Mexican, American, Fast Food
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643 Vine St, 643 Vine St, 45202-2408, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
(513) 241-2020
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 264
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    Very good
  • 66
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  • 21
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  • 31
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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
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I know a few folks from Cincinnati and they hyped up Skyline Chili. So, when I visited Cincinnati, I made a point to stop in for lunch. Definitely unique. I liked it. The chili was very good. Will return next time I am in town. It is now one of the things I think if whenever I think of cincy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Skyline is a must. I never go to Cincinnati without making a trip to Skyline Chili. The staff is excellent always make you feel at home. This particular visit we were waited on by Greg, he also gets a 5 star rating for his service. After Skyline head to Fountain Square for some dessert at Greaters Ice Cream.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I know a few folks from Cincinnati and they hyped up Skyline Chili. So, when I visited Cincinnati, I made a point to stop in for lunch. Definitely unique. I liked it. The chili was very good. Will return next time I am in town. It is now one of the things I think if whenever I think of cincy.

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Wildwood, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

While I pride myself on making a pretty good pot of chili...I was impressed with the staff, the unlimited choices and the quality of food. I was glad that I visited to partake in the Cincinnati Tradition. I got their chili 5 ways. Only disappointment was I shouldn't have gotten a small but a medium. Apparently they make a great... More 

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Ionia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Cincinnati without eating at Skyline chili. Great chili and coney dogs. Always good service and consistent product. Clean and neat establishments.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing else to say...there is a reason its considered a staple of cincinnati and has been featured on food network...dont miss out

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Authentic American food with the authentic Cincinnati chilli. Located in the beauty of Ludlow avenue, you will find a perfect place to dine in with friends and shop around!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great sweet tasting chili sauce and lots of cheese....doesn't get much better for a guilty pleasure snack! But remember you will pay for it later. Locations are convenient, prices are low, and portions are good.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was looking forward to trying Skyline. The food was hot and the staff was friendly. When I admitted I was a newbie, they started falling all over themselves to help me. The chili was just...lacking. Even with all the toppings (shredded cheese, hot sauce, oyster crackers, onions, etc.) it lacked any real flavor. Not some place I would venture... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Great place to eat. Food always hot. Only place too go when you passing throw Cincinnati. You can have chill and hot dogs together are one are the other. Must eat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Everyone I talked to said that I absolutely had to get Skyline Chili, and that it was a Cincinnati standout. I'm not sure if it is a nostalgia thing, or something else, but I didn't honestly think it was as wonderful as everyone claimed. It was okay, I didn't hate it, but I also didn't think it was a "must... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Vine St, 643 Vine St, 45202-2408, Cincinnati, Ohio, 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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