We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skyline Chili

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Central Business District
Mexican, American, Fast Food
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
643 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
(513) 241-2020
Add hours for Skyline Chili and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 480 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 250
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
5 WAY!

We ordered the 5-way, which includes spaghetti, topped with chili, cheese, onions and beans. Cincinnati apparently is known for its chili, which is tasty and filling but not very different from my own homemade chili.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
roo51
,
DeWitt, Iowa
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

480 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was not the exact location we visited but they are located everywhere in Cincy. I thought this was a very average restaurant, but I'm not a big hot dog or chili eater. But had to go since we were visiting and was told that you have to have the experience. I do have to say that the service there... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Love this Skyline! They always treat us well. Skyline has something for everyone, which is great since my 11 year old is rather picky. My husband found a new favorite when he tried their rice and beans. I love the all-chili burrito deluxe - I've always liked diced tomato on my 3-way, too. Sons love 3-ways and the chili-cheese sandwiches... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
DeWitt, Iowa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We ordered the 5-way, which includes spaghetti, topped with chili, cheese, onions and beans. Cincinnati apparently is known for its chili, which is tasty and filling but not very different from my own homemade chili.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grove, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good service just not the kind of chili we are used to. They really pile on the cheese. so that made the chili dogs good

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Nothing like I've ever had before.. really enjoyed it though.. Big group of people went in kind of late.. sat right downa nd had food fairly quickly. I had the 5-way. It was pretty good. Also had a greek salad.. which was awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I like the way you can order to your own specifications, even if the option is not on the menu. For example, chili with no spaghetti, or chili with no cheese. The taste of the chili is very good and different than other chili I have had. My one complaint is that the food is not served piping hot. That... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Skyline Chili is a total must if you are from Cincinnati or if you are just traveling thru. Its not a place to eat, its a life style

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

First time here. Food was good. Our family wanted to take us to a "local landmark". The waitress took time to ensure I would be happy with my choice since the hotdogs are small.

Was this review helpful? Yes
PA & FLA
Level Contributor
164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Skyline style Chili is a mainstay of the Cincy diet..Totally different from what the rest of the world thinks that chili should be. Skyline is a condiment, much thinner with finer cut meat. It has a dash of cinnamon, too! Trust me, it tastes better than it sounds..to be served over spaghetti, with your choice of additional condiments. Cheese, onions,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
78 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Tried it 3x to figure out the hub bub. Nice staff each time, but you really have to add this thin stuff to a potato, spaghetti or load with cheese to have it make an impact. The coneys are fun bites, but not much to hang your hat on in a town with such good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Skyline Chili also viewed

 

Been to Skyline Chili? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Skyline Chili

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 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Fast Food

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Skyline Chili staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?