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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (63 reviews)
“pulled pork” (158 reviews)
“cole slaw” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I read on the internet that Eli's BBQ was rated #1 in Ohio so my husband and I went to Findley Market and ate at Eli's. We ordered a pulled pork sandwich and ribs with baked beans and cheese with macaroni as sides. It was...More

Thank Maryjane10893
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. The place was packed but we found a spot at a picnic table and struck up a conversation with the family next to us. The wait was about half an hour but worth it....More

Thank midwestnewy0rker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time having southern BBQ while visiting friends in Kentucky. Had the pulled pork sandwich with mac n cheese, beans and pickles. So delicious, hospitable and kind. Definitely recommend!

Thank Angie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere of Eli's. Very laid back; very simple. There is minimal indoor seating and outdoor seating; nice rustic. You place your order at the counter, take a seat, and they bring your food to the table. Portions are good, so do not...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eli's is known in the Cincinnati area. It's in a fun, historic area - Findley Market - where the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day Parade begins, Mardi Gras is celebrated and yuppies and families come to play and enjoy good food, beverages and being outside -...More

Thank 121Cintia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally fun atmosphere. Bring your own beer. The pulled pork and the smoked turkey are incredible. The sides were ok but the whole experience is worth it.

Thank horne_shoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place for an extended lunch treat, we would make a special trip because the pulled pork was that good. I believe they just got national recognition as being one of the top BBQ's in the US. It's a well earned recognition,...More

Thank J8403TXtimothyc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really good and the simplicity of the place was refreshing. I traveled with a few non english speakers, so it was a bit difficult to translate the experinece for them.

Thank rayelus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth your time. The outdoor seating was great. Will be stopping in the next time in in Ohio

Thank supermanof07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is amazing. The ribs have a great dry rub on them so are flavourful without sauce. The sides are generous - though the baked beans are a little sweet for my taste. The pulled pork and hot dogs were delicious. The seating...More

Thank JaynaStephens
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Questions & Answers
Michael L
18 September 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
25 June 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.
30 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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