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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%
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“baked beans” (67 reviews)
“pulled pork” (163 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends recommended this incredible bbq. It was finger licking good. We loved the casual atmosphere. It felt like one big neighborhood party. Loved how we could bring our own drinks and snacks while feasting on their bbq. I can’t believe I’m saying this but...More

Thank Momma C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my dads side of the family. It was awesome!! I don’t even like BBQ either!! The set up is perfect. Ordering is a little messy, its just busy because it’s so great. The outdoor seating is so convenient. I can’t wait to...More

Thank axj23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been a customer for two years. I carry out as I'm just a short drive away which helps in bad weather as inside seating is limited. They've improved accommodations out side over the years but I still prefer take out. Smokey BBQ with sauce...More

Thank Gregg G
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Inside is very dark and dreary. It was 16 degrees out and they either didn't have the heat on or it wasn't working because the dining room was freezing. Had the pulled pork, Mac n cheese, and grits. Everything was extremely salty, the Mac and...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

After hearing so many positive comments about this place, tonight my husband and I had an opportunity to eat here. I am so glad we came, it was delicious! The barbecue had a great flavor and their sauce is fantastic! We each had the pulled...More

Thank florenceyall39
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This place is the best BBQ in Cincinnati. And it's quaint little location without any flair makes it a fun place to visit for families. It's also surprisingly really affordable. My friends and I often go for a BBQ Turkey sandwich or ribs with a...More

Thank soxfan0602
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich is one of the best in the country! all the sides we’re really good the jalapeño grits were Unbelievable best I’ve ever had! The atmosphere was perfect music was great and would Recommend this place to everybody!

Thank Chad K
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Ate at Eli's on Riverside Drive. Kinda tough to find, no name on the outside just a sign with the outline of a pig on it. Ribs have an excellent taste and the sauce is terrific. Baked beans are fantastic. Cole slaw and mac and...More

Thank beckerde
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I love BBQ and even though I don't eat it that often, I'll head to Eli's when I want the best. It's all about comfort. Great food in a relaxed environment.

Thank tfitz928
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love going in the summer with my cooler of beer and meeting friends for a picnic style dinner. I always get the ribs and corn bread . Part of what makes this so good is the experience. If this were a regular restaurant I...More

Thank Brightrubies
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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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