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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” (66 reviews)
“pulled pork” (161 reviews)
“cole slaw” (55 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Get there early or be prepared to wait. It's soooooo worth the wait though. The bbq is awesome and the sides are out of this world! The baked beans and the Mac-n-cheese are out of this world!

Thank H9751ANjefft
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Great line from Fried Green Tomatoes applies here BUT in my BBQ and smoke house experience there are tips. Tip #1 is that all these places have ribs, brisket and pulled pork. One or two are good only. Go for the ribs as of our...More

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Trying another barbecue joint and heard good things about this place. Pretty good love the smoky flavor of the pulled pork and the mac and cheese was the bomb. Fairly priced and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice place to grab a...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Wife brought home some take out barbeque and cole slaw after a long afternoon at the local casino. This is interesting because I can say I normally do not like BarB Que. But I love this stuff. It's tender, tasty and just the right amount...More

1  Thank showstang
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

Gosh where do I start....... This place is just awesome GREAT food! We ordered 4 ribs 2 pulled pork sandwiches a side of Mac n cheese baked beans jalapeño cheddar grits and slaw. Everything was SO good but I would pass on the slaw. For...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed June 14, 2017

We found this place based on previous reviews. Unique setup, order inside and you can eat out in a picnic area. Really relaxing on a nice day. Food was good but limited selection.

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The food is just phenomenal. The service, eh, it's wait in line to order then wait for the food, but that really only adds to the charm of the place. Picnic tables spread in open air yard and park. Extremely eclectic clientele, which, again, adds...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed June 12, 2017

This must be one of the best BBQ's in the country, ribs are tender, perfectly cooked and the BBQ sauce is delicious. However, to my surprise the sides are not to the same level. Attention is good and informal. I'd recommend to get only the...More

Thank jv145294
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

My college age son requested this place. I was a bit leery as it was in a strange section of town. Near the river but no view, nearby houses were boarded up, etc. We parked on street and noticed maybe 2 blocks full of picnic...More

1  Thank ttoo
Reviewed June 5, 2017 via mobile

OMG... food, atmosphere, food, great staff, oh did I say food are GREAT. Next time we go, we will take our own beer as its a byob place. If you are looking for great ribs, look no place else!!

Thank mbriggs1970
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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