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Skyline Chili

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643 Vine St, 643 Vine St, 45202-2408, Cincinnati, Ohio, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2408
+1 513-241-2020
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North Canton, Ohio
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116 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In the shadow of Paul Brown Stadium sits a unique little restaurant which features chili. Critiqued by Guy Feri of DDD fame. Just passing through so we had to give it a try. We did the small "three way" (speghetty, chili & shredded cheese] which was about the size of an appetizer, but it was enough to satisfy our curiosity... More 

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Thank kenrr
Peabody, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to Skyline since a coworker from Cincinnati wouldn't stop yapping about it. I must confess I'm from the Boston area and did not grow up in Cincinnati. I had the chili and it wasn't memorable. It's like a fast food franchise type of place. But the locals love it.

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Thank Robert Z
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To be fair, all the locals love this place. I was not born here and I just cannot deal. The "chili" is not traditional Texas or New Mexican chili. It's basically beans and sauce served on over cooked spaghetti noodles and topped with cheese. I've tried it a few times and just cannot find a reason to like it.

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in Cincinnati and am addicted to Skyline. It evokes so many memories and the food is so consistently good. This time was no exception. My wife who's not a Greek chili person wants the wrap with chicken, bacon, Fritos... back permanently on menu.

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Thank drsteve1966
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Anyone from Cincinnati either loves or hates this food. It takes a few times to acquire the taste but then it is like an addiction. The restaurants themselves are nothing special. They have uncomfortable seating and lopsided tables. Crackers on the floor etc. But with trying. You may love it like I do...

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Thank Melissa R
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This parlor is located in the heart of downtown and has reliable, quick and friendly service. Lots of tables, nice setup with big windows letting in natural daylight. And it's Skyline.

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Thank Bob D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the greatest place in the world to eat I love it I could so eat there everyday and it's not to much to eat there

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Thank Hol123Ly
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

No tough choices to make here just order up any item and you will be satisfied. I go for the 5 ways and coneys. They supposedly changed the crackers but I can't tell.

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Thank Robert D
Dover, Ohio
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is CINCINNATI, AS MUCH THE UNIVERSITY OF...THE REDS OR THE BENGALS. from the executives at P&G to teenages eating coney's on Friday night...there is that secret ingredient and amazingly fine soft cheddar that makes this one of the icons of the QUEEN CITY

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Thank Danielle L
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I may be a bit biased because I'm from Cincinnati and I fully understand that not everyone can get on board with chili over noodles. Not to mention chili with cocoa and spices. BUT IT'S DELICIOUS.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 513-241-2020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?