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Eli's BBQ

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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
513-533-1957
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Valparaiso, Florida
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Okay I am from the south but those rib tips were the best ones I have EVER had!! Seriously, have the rib tips! The corn bread was awesome! The beans were really good too. Try the ginger ale in a bottle you will be pleasantly surprised, its local too!

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Thank Cassandra C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food if your not in a hurry. You cant rush perfection. Eli's is a must for anyone who love real BBQ and cold beer. They don't take plastic so bring some green backs. ATM is located inside lobby.

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Thank Jpozak
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I started with the baked beans, couldn't stop until they were gone. Then I started in on the pulled pork sandwich... Same result.

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Thank John R
Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I highly recommend Eli's. Awesome sandwiches and sides. Their smoked turkey is quite delicious. A fun place to catch lunch.

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Thank keebs1221
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

People who haven't tried it think I'm crazy when I tell them that the BBQ at Eli's beats anything I ever tried down on Beale St. in Memphis . Judging from comments from most of my friends, the high praise is shared ! The last time I was down there it was cash only, so be prepared . There is... More 

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Thank dennismS8729XO
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to Eli's many times, especially for life celebrations: birthdays, graduations, Mother's Day, Father's Day. Eli's never disappoints. It is outdoor, low-key dining at its best. You can bring your own beverages, alcoholic or other, and anything else you'd like. The pulled pork barbecue is delicious; better than Memphis barbecue! Enjoy the experience and no-fuss dining at Eli's!... More 

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Thank HsonTraveler
Lakeside Park, KY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I almost hate to write this rave review of Eli's because the word has already gotten out and the lines are forming. One doesn't go here for fancy; this is a small, rustic neighborhood place with music via a record player in the front room. When the weather is nice, bring your own adult beverage and grab one of the... More 

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Thank AlisonR991
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ok, the BBQ is very good but similar to a 1,000 other BBQ shacks across the south. Eli’s is the flavor of the day in Cincinnati. If you want BBQ and that’s all and in a very casual atmosphere then this is the place. BYT Eli’s is BYOB. Where Eli’s lacks in relation to great BBQ houses is in the... More 

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Thank David D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eli does amazing BBQ. We love it! The music can be a bit loud-but it's ok! Sit outside when you can!

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Thank Jane753
Cincinnati, Ohio
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The deep-smoked flavor of these ribs is not to be beat! Fabulous local spot with smoker out back. The line sometimes snakes around the block as people wait to order. Yummy side dishes although the closest thing you'll get to a green vegetable is cole slaw. Their sauce is gooey, heavy with molasses and clove-y spices. Totally addictive. Note, though,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: 513-533-1957

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?