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Skyline Chili

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Central Business District
American, Fast Food
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643 Vine St, 643 Vine St, 45202-2408, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
(513) 241-2020
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 291
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  • 75
    Average
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun for lunch or light dinner

Skyline is a famous spot in Cincinnati for their chili. You can order it on a hot dog (a coney) or on spaghetti. It's not your standard chili by any means. It can be served with beans, onions, and cheese. Try it over spaghetti for a treat!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Karen M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In Texas you would be at the end of a rope and you still would eat this garbage. It's not chili it bastardised ground beef something...

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Thank Jpozak
Harrison
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You haven't had chilli until you have had Skyline! My daughter's boy friend lives in Dallas and had it for the first time and he is in love with sky line. A must try!

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cvg
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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review applies to all of the Skyline Chili Restaurants. This is a very unique type of chili, and can be ordered by itself (as a bowl of chili known as one-way), chili on top of spaghetti (two-way), chili on top of spaghetti with added Cheese, or Onion and both of these are a type of three way. and if... More 

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Thank drmmcvg
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499 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to come in with fantastic location so close to fountain square and having great area to set and and enjoy your meal at any time

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Thank abdulrahman542
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157 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Skyline is a famous spot in Cincinnati for their chili. You can order it on a hot dog (a coney) or on spaghetti. It's not your standard chili by any means. It can be served with beans, onions, and cheese. Try it over spaghetti for a treat!

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Thank Karen M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There a few things that are more Cincy than Skyline. It's the ultimate comfort food. My favorite is the 4 way and chili cheese sandwich. Nothing beats the oyster crackers and tobacco sauce!!!

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Thank Bacchus49
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Being from Cincinnati there is no other chilli place like skyline chilli. I love there 4 ways (with onion) and the cheese coneys are delicious. The frozen product is also good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We were told that Skyline is the classier of the two Cincinnati chili chains (the other is Gold Star). We ended up at the Wyoming district location and opted for the “5-way” with chili plus onions, beans, and cheese over spaghetti (chili on hot dogs coney-style is the other tradition). At first bite I tasted cinnamon and cloves, unusual flavors... More 

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Maineville, Ohio, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Skyline Chili is one of the many known restaurants in Cincinnati. To many, this is a must stop. To some whom have moved away. Skyline is one the items highly missed. Go for the 5-way and Cheese coney.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

First thing I heard when I moved to Cincinnati more than 40 years ago was about how I had to eat its famous chili, which, at first, appeared to me to be no more than plate of spaghetti (certainly not the kind of chili my Mom made). But I certainly grew to like it and, like most Cincinnatians, still go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Vine St, 643 Vine St, 45202-2408, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (513) 241-2020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?