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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (69 reviews)
“pulled pork” (155 reviews)
“cole slaw” (54 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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$
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LOCATION
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought the bbq (pulled pork) was a bit dry, didn't really like the taste. I highly recommend they get a real recipe for real mac n cheese. Cole slaw was bland.

Thank KEWLBEANS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Physically Eli's looks like your forst run down college apartment. They must work hard to make it that tacky. But the food has always been wonderful and the capacity crowds attest to the great BBQ and sides. Eli's is always great. I have been going...More

Thank racehorses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I sprained my ankle and couldn't meet my family, so they went to Eli's and brought it to me! It was so delicious! Apparently you can also order them from Uber Eats, get it from Findlay Market, or at the restaurant. This will be by...More

1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like good BBQ, this is THE place to go! You'll have to wait. Seating is outside. But it's totally worth it!! (And you can bring your own beverages!)

Thank Shari I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were 4 of us, went since it was close to the stadium, I was the only one that was not a fan. 2 pulled pork, 1 rillettes & a turkey (me). You got a cup of cole slaw with each order, extra sides were...More

Thank ILovetoTravelX2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eli's bbq is probably the best in the city, I've heard that from everyone I talked to about it. It was worth the wait. Delicious gem of Cincinnati.

Thank foodylaca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is incredibly popular and for good reason. Pulled pork sandwiches are delicious, cornbread w/jalapenos is moist and flavorful; baked beans are also terrific with a bit of heat. No table service, counter for order placement, if you eat inside, the staff brings the...More

Thank MaryAnneM1007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not many options for those who are not a fan of eating meat. Although I typically do not enjoy eating turkey the BBQ was very good. The sides were also very delicious despite the limited choices.

Thank sarah_galbreath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a stretch, but a welcome one. We were looking for cheap eats after a spendy night last night, and this came up on Trip Advisor. This was a highly recommended restaurant (#6) in greater Cincinnati, and it was very reasonable. We had a...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is quite the popular place. We arrived on Monday afternoon and there was a 15 to 20 minute wait. If you eat inside, you can listen to vinyl records. If you eat outside, you eat on picnic tables. Pop is sold in the bottle....More

Thank tackitytacktack
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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
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ezomarji
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.
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emilyyeager14
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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