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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%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (165 reviews)
“ribs” (175 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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!

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

Thank Jessica L
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

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

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough about how good Eli‘s barbecue is. You have to try everything, all the meats and all of the side dishes. Everything is so good. Even if you’re just taking it home to eat, it’s amazing barbecue.

Thank Lorinn S
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Eli's is the best BBQ place in Cincy. Great prices and large portions. Their Mac-n-cheese is like mom used to make. I always get the pulled pork as that is what they do best. Toasted bun and a great sweet sauce. The meat is smoked...More

1  Thank Z1140CAroberts
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My rib loving husband was ready to try something new for his 62nd birthday! We headed to Eli’s BBQ and he was delighted with not only his meaty ribs, but the Mac n cheese and coleslaw! The rest of us enjoyed their shredded pork sandwich...More

Thank ksaltsma
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The turkey sandwhich was delicious , bbq are great and the mashed potatoes mmmmm . Fast to go food . I can’t tell you how delicious this was

Thank Gabriela P
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

The barbecue is decent. I’ve had better...Seems like they put some kind of vinegar on the meat for some reason and the meat is NOT smoked well at all. Over all the meal was average, and is good enough to stay in business for years...More

1  Thank GrandMasterOfTravel
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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, Local cuisine, Groups
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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