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Blue Ash Chili

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9565 Kenwood Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242-6198
+1 513-984-6107
10:00 - 20:30
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ate at Blue Ash purposely due to GLT on menu, and it was as good as expected. Goeta instead of bacon was a delicious treat. Certainly in this "chili" town there are those not attempting a different entree--try this and you'll like it along with the fries, and a side of chili too!

Thank JerriB
NYC, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Directly across from Holiday Garden Inn in Blue Ash. A well known foodie Ohio treat worth trying. Suggest you eat it while it is hot to temperature and appreciate the aroma. Portions are sizable with alternative menu choices like subs and daily specials ( for those who prefer other food options). Plus the meal costs are within a good price... More 

Thank 2fatcatsonthego
Sebastian, Florida
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

When in Rome, or in this case Cincinnati, do as the Romans do. If you like chili, you have to try this place. Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, they have a LOT of options (even some non-chili ones if you're not a fan). Small place, but great service and the food was excellent.

Thank Susan M
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Tried this based on Dinners, Drive In's and Dives, which gave it good reviews - NOT. I'm not from Cincinnati but love good chili. Good chili mean, lots on onions, meat, and SPICES, zippy SPICES; not chocolate and cinnamon. Very disappointing.

Thank SierraGulf
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249 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

In the past few years, Blue Ash Chili expanded into the Springdale (Tri-County) area, affording me the opportunity to visit more often. It is located in a strip mall. The motif is diner-style with booth, table and counter dining. Its a friendly place with servers bustling about and the kitchen in full view. The menu highlights their own Cincinnati Chili... More 

Thank Deb022
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We chose this place based on the DD&D reviews. Our food was cold and the place was not very busy even though it was lunch time.

Thank DKJ16
Springfield, Ohio
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This place was on the checkoff list of Cinti chili restaurants. We were not disappointed! The chili with chunks of hot dogs, cheese on top, greatly satisfies that chili dog hankering without a bun to mess with. The 6-way, which included the pasta, cheese, onions, beans, and chili also throws in the lightly breaded fried jalapeño caps. Wow! This is... More 

Thank Jake S
Hampton, Virginia
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322 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

For those who don't know, Cincinnati style chili is NOT your Texas bowl of red. But it is good and Blue Ash chili is some of the best. I called in to find out if I could do a takeout from my motel and the service couldn't be beat! They verified I was not too far away and wanted to... More 

Thank GrandpaGene
Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Blue Ash Chili is a great alternative to Skyline Chili when I'm feeling something a little different. I've been to the Mason location many times and have always loved it and have been meaning to try the original location if I was ever in the area. The chili was great as usual! I just felt like the location was a... More 

Thank mml1015
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is the best Cincinnati chili in town. They have something on the menu for everyone even if you do not want Cincinnati style chili. Each location has that mom and pops diner kind of feeling to it. Very friendly employees. Never a bad meal. I pick Blue Ash Chili over Gold Star or Skyline ever time. You can eat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9565 Kenwood Rd, Blue Ash, OH 45242-6198
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Blue Ash
  • Phone Number: +1 513-984-6107
Since 1969 Blue Ash Chili's premium chili has been made with the same family recipe using only top-quality ingredients. It's not too spicy and served Cincy-style: cheese coneys, 3-, 4-, 5- and even 6-ways.

Our restaurants have the feel of a small town diner and the dining room and carryout line are always packed with regulars. In 2010, Blue Ash Chili was featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-in, & Dives on the Food Network

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