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“Tasty BBQ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eli's BBQ

Eli's BBQ
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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Ranked #8 of 1,668 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tasty BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

This is a small place on Riverside drive. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich with mac & cheese and jalapeno cheese grits for carry out. It iwas a large portion and a great buy for only 8 dollars plus tax.
The staff was very friendly and the service incredibly prompt. Check it out when you get a chance.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“A different type of experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Went there with a group of friends in the summer time. Food was fantastic and you can bring your own alcoholic beverages.
We ate in the park behind the restuarant which has limited seating.

Visited December 2012
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Elis is the best BBQ I have had anywhere. I personally liked it even more than the famous Arthur Bryant's in Kansas City! It is a true hidden gem... no sign outside, just a sillhouette of a pig on a non-descript building. The pulled pork sandwich topped with cole slaw is my favorite. The pork has little crispy bits which are fantastic. Their sides are also amazing. I have never liked grits before, but their jalapeno grits are to die for, as are their baked beans. A must!!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good little secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This place is great! It's not near much, but it's a hidden gem. Pulled pork sandwich is delicious and the sides are all pretty good. The plates, a sandwich and two sides are a good price. The ribs are not as tasty as the pulled pork and the cornbread wasn't worth getting a second time. Must trys are the pulled pork, beans, and maybe grits or mac and cheese. Cool little setting too with some random farm tools and records you can change while you're there eating. Don't forget to have a glass bottle coke!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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“Pleasantly Surprised!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I am somewhat of a BBQ snob, so I was a bit skeptical about how good it may be, when locals rave about the Montgomery Inn having the best BBQ. I have lived in the south and had some great BBQ, so I was ready to see how Eli's measured up. I was shocked something this good was coming out of such a small place!! The pulled pork was the star, but the sides definitely made the meal complete. We had the cole slaw, BBQ beans, and jalopeno grits. All were amazing! The atmosphere is great too, especially the old phonograph playing any album you may choose. If you love BBQ, you have got to try this place. Mongomery who??!! It is worth the wait, trust me!!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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