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Eli's BBQ

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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the best ribs and pulled pork ever. Sides were great too! BYOB is nice too. Excellent for families and groups.

Thank BrooklynSteve
Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in town for a day and thought let's try the place all these people rave about...Eli's BBQ. We parked in back and walked through the alley that comes to the back of the building. It looked like a third world area with trash, broken machines and empty buckets laying around. This brought us to the outside dining area where... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eli's is simply delicious. Their pulled pork is amazing. Side dishes are delicious. Prices are dirt cheap. They don't have a liquor license so you can bring your own beer or wine. You won't regret eating here. Nothing fancy. Just great food at affordable prices.

Thank E_R_Sanders
Monroe, Louisiana
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ribs were tasty but add the sauce and you are eating some really good bar b que..The baked beans are also good with a little spice to yhem. The mac and cheese is really cheesy. You have to try this place.

Thank Pat J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This BBQ joint is so stinkin' good it's not at all funny! My husband and I enjoy everything on the menu. His favorite is the rib tips. He says there is a lot of meat and for the price you can't beat it. I crave the turkey BBQ sandwich. I can't describe the reasons why. The meat is delicious and... More 

Thank DeeW1007
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're visiting Cincinnati and want to hit one of those special, unique places then Eli's is a perfect spot. Recently rated as one of the top BBQ spots in the country!!

Thank Rory C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best BBQ in the world. Plus byob how can you go wrong. Bring your friends family make new ones. Simply the best.

Thank Brian T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's not as good as what you'll find in the Carolina's, but it's the best you'll find in Ohio! Great for lunch and the prices are worth it.

Thank Liza G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Eli's three times and have enjoyed each experience. The BBQ itself is awesome. They toast the bun and offer a few sauces you can add as well. Highly recommend.

Thank agbrock
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit, the food was average but pricey. May try it again because I have friends that like it and say they enjoy it.

Thank joebass519

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
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
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: 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?