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“Best Pulled Pork Ever” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eli's BBQ

Eli's BBQ
Ranked #8 of 1,952 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pendleton, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Pulled Pork Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

If I was on death row, and they asked me what my last meal would be, I would request and pulled pork sandwich with two sides of baked beans as my last meal.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nicholas F
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

This place is awesome and affordable. I always get carry out but they have inside dining and outside area too like a picnic. The pork sandwich is awesome and the smokes turkey is great too. The sides are tasty too. You can't go wrong here.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank codelode84
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Cincinnati, OH
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3 reviews
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“I dream about those hot dogs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have tasted the smoked turkey and loved it, but I keep ordering the hot dogs... I can't even consider anything else! Well, okay, sometimes I get them with the sides (my favorite being the baked beans) but those smoky, all-beef juicy hot dogs, topped with cole slaw and crispy pieces of pork, then drizzled with Eli's BBQ sauce... out of this world good.
The prices are not bad either when you consider that you can get a main dish, two sides and a drink all for $9, then toss the remaining dollar in the tip jar! I love taking my food out to the picnic tables outside and enjoying the summer evenings.
The only drawback is the small size of the dining area inside. If we dine with family or friends with young children, there just isn't seating or room for us all. So if the weather is not pleasant, plan to take it to go! Also keep in mind that Eli's is not accessible for those in a wheelchair or using a scooter to get around. You must use steps at both the front and rear doors.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oomni
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On the road again
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1,071 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
“Awesome Tureky Awesome Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Wow Real Turkey. On tour with a Hit recording artist and when you can get great food like this it really makes a difference. Kudos to the OWNERS for providing a generous portion of food for the price. Love the OLD vinyl records you can play as you eat that is COOL.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DoctorVonCueBall
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Cincinnati, OH
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26 reviews
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“Eli's hotdogs best in the city!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

Forget Cheese Coneys...Eli's smoked hotdogs are the best dog in Cincinnati! Topped with sweet, crunchy homemade slaw, Eli's hotdogs have the perfect combination of flavors. The toasted bun and warm hotdog pair nicely with the cold crunchy coleslaw. Two smoked "loaded" dogs are a steal at $5.00. To the owners...don't change a thing. It's the bomb!

To all the first timers....you have to place your order at the counter. They deliver to your table.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EllieMa
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