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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“baked beans” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (166 reviews)
“ribs” (175 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try Eli’s based on Trip Adviser. We visited the Findlay location. It’s a small hole in the wall place with a large picnic table to eat. Music was played through old record player. Our food was really good. We had pulled pork...More

Thank JulieMChilders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about this place several times. My favorite food is BBQ. I drove out of my way to give it a try. I should have saved my time and gas. The food was overcooked, dried out, and had a very strange after taste....More

Thank PJ e
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for a few days and decided to visit. It was a warm day and most people were eating outside, however, it was quieter inside. The place is quite eclectic and a band arrived right when we were leaving. The staff was...More

Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Originally from the South. So I know my bbq. Without a doubt, Eli's is among the best! I never would have expected bbq up North this good. Hats off to Eli!

Thank MrSimpleMan47150
Reviewed September 7, 2018

We've eaten here several times - both eat-in and carryout - and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the prices are very fair. We definitely recommend Eli's for an excellent meal at an excellent price!

Thank musicman513
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I am a fan of pulled pork bbq. I typically don't eat the sauce that comes with it. However, the first couple times I've had the sauce from this place, it tasted like spiced up ketchup. So, I LOVE the pork itself, but I wouldn't...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This eatery came highly recommended by my son and we were not disappointed! There were only a few items on the menu that were not gluten free... to have good gluten free bbq was a real treat. I would highly recommend Eli’s to anyone... you...More

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Really, really good bbq food. I’m from out of town but I’ve been twice now and I’ve never been let down. The most recent trip I had the rib tips, there’s so many that even a guy like me couldn’t finish them! It made a...More

Thank Lee B
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how good Eli‘s barbecue is. You have to try everything, all the meats and all of the side dishes. Everything is so good. Even if you’re just taking it home to eat, it’s amazing barbecue.

Thank Lorinn S
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Eli's is the best BBQ place in Cincy. Great prices and large portions. Their Mac-n-cheese is like mom used to make. I always get the pulled pork as that is what they do best. Toasted bun and a great sweet sauce. The meat is smoked...More

1  Thank Z1140CAroberts
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Michael L
September 17, 2016|
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Response from c0nnie033 | Reviewed this property |
No they do not serve beer but bring your own cooler and enjoy. They do serve soft drinks etc but beer is on you and welcome
June 24, 2016|
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Response from Edward L | Reviewed this property |
No RSVP required at all. Small place inside and a couple of tables outside. But all good eating.
April 29, 2016|
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Response from pad442016 | Reviewed this property |
The food is value priced and the laid-back outdoor picnic area (complete with live music on certain evenings) is great! So glad we found this place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 513-533-1957
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