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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“baked beans” (71 reviews)
“pulled pork” (171 reviews)
“ribs” (184 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since Barbecue Review closed I've struggled to find a replacement. Eli's hickory smoked pulled pork is great as are the ribs. They need to add brisket to the menu.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bob r
Reviewed 14 November 2018

The ribs were soooo meaty. The bbq sauce was just right. Sides were great too Mac and cheese great... You have to over look the area and decor but great food.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 241JimM
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to try Eli’s based on Trip Adviser. We visited the Findlay location. It’s a small hole in the wall place with a large picnic table to eat. Music was played through old record player. Our food was really good. We had pulled pork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JulieMChilders
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I had heard about this place several times. My favorite food is BBQ. I drove out of my way to give it a try. I should have saved my time and gas. The food was overcooked, dried out, and had a very strange after taste....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PJ e
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were in town for a few days and decided to visit. It was a warm day and most people were eating outside, however, it was quieter inside. The place is quite eclectic and a band arrived right when we were leaving. The staff was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Originally from the South. So I know my bbq. Without a doubt, Eli's is among the best! I never would have expected bbq up North this good. Hats off to Eli!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrSimpleMan47150
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We've eaten here several times - both eat-in and carryout - and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent and the prices are very fair. We definitely recommend Eli's for an excellent meal at an excellent price!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank musicman513
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I am a fan of pulled pork bbq. I typically don't eat the sauce that comes with it. However, the first couple times I've had the sauce from this place, it tasted like spiced up ketchup. So, I LOVE the pork itself, but I wouldn't...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jessicaspla71
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This eatery came highly recommended by my son and we were not disappointed! There were only a few items on the menu that were not gluten free... to have good gluten free bbq was a real treat. I would highly recommend Eli’s to anyone... you...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Really, really good bbq food. I’m from out of town but I’ve been twice now and I’ve never been let down. The most recent trip I had the rib tips, there’s so many that even a guy like me couldn’t finish them! It made a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank H16ARleeb
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Greg V
26 December 2018|
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Response from MrSimpleMan47150 | Reviewed this property |
What type of nutrition information are you seeking? It is BBQ. So you pretty much know what you are getting.
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.
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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