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Eli's BBQ

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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (155 reviews)
“cole slaw” (54 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Seriously the BEST BBQ and even more AMAzzzzzzing Side items!! The Mac-n-Cheese...the baked beans... the coleslaw.... It's HEAVEN on a plate! Seriously! I'm going next week for my Birthday and I'm so excited. Pretty sure my mouth is already watering! ;)

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Eli's is great for dine-in, carryout, or catering at an affordable price. Pulled pork is their specialty and it never disappoints. If you dine-in, most of their seating is outside in a permanent picnic shelter. The atmosphere is great for families, couples, or groups. They...More

Thank AirlineRetiree
Reviewed July 10, 2017

There was plenty of food for the price. And takeout was hot and ready when we arrived. The meat had a great flavor Buns were rather orinary

Thank Francis C
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Excellent pulled pork. It has a covered outdoor area and a really small dining area. Great place for lunch and they do have a food truck that goes downtown.

Thank WCC2011
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Ribs were small and dry. Complain and they did bring a different slab. Only one sauce. Take it or leave it. It's a mustardy sauce. I left it. I have had Eli's before at a catered event and it was a little better, but on...More

Thank manatee51
Reviewed July 10, 2017

The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. Service is friendly and fast. Picnic atmosphere. Would be nice to have some more indoor seating.

Thank Sooz0212
Reviewed July 9, 2017

Have been a regular customer since they opened. You can pick up a sandwich downtown on Fountain Square on Tuesdays in a booth during summer. Original location in the East End is small inside but plenty out door seating. Gets busy on weekends with nice...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

After an event downtown, we stopped to sit outside under the new covered picnic area and enjoy a delicious pork sandwich. The jalapeño cheese grits were just spicy enough and the jalapeño cornbread were so tasty and moist. Wish we'd planned better and brought our...More

Thank Gwen W
Reviewed July 2, 2017

What a delightful place to experience! The food was great, and the atmosphere was even better! Eli's has a small dining room, but who wants to stay inside given the options at Eli's?! We waited in line to order, listening to a Joan Jett album...More

Thank Val S
Reviewed July 1, 2017

There are TWO Eli's in Cincinnati ... this place and the one we visited in Findlay Market (Over-the-Rhine). I hear that the this one is a road house and more atmospheric So I'll stick to a review of the food, which was GREAT. I'm told...More

Thank abauman
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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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