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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%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (66 reviews)
“pulled pork” (161 reviews)
“cole slaw” (55 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in Cincinnati visiting family. Never been to Cincinnati before so we were just driving around taking in the sights, when we both got really hungry. It was 4 o'clock in the afternoon and we happened upon Eli's. 1st, for that...More

Thank RLKurz
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was a tough one and I wish I could mark it halfway. Here's what put me on the fence - the sides. Just don't bother with them. Don't get the mac and cheese, the mashed potatoes (especially them) or the beans. It's just not...More

Thank rsilly11
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

You can’t go wrong with Eli’s. We went on a Thursday night and there was minimal line. They said our wait would be about 30-35 minutes and our food came out within 10. I got the pulled pork sandwich with 2 sides, mac n cheese...More

Thank Cecelia W
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Is this the best BBQ ever? Probably not (I mean this isn't the south after all) , but this place will not disappoint by any means! Delicious pulled pork sandwiches and macaroni and cheese! If your craving BBQ then this is the place to go!

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Eli's on a Sunday afternoon. After standing in line for about 15 minutes to order our food, we found a spot at one of their picnic tables outside. The ribs were very flavorful but the sides we're just ok....More

Thank Michael O
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The BBQ is very good. We weren’t real happy with their sides. They were just okay. We would order the meat and fixed the sides at home.

Thank U2377DZmikel
Reviewed 21 September 2017

I read on the internet that Eli's BBQ was rated #1 in Ohio so my husband and I went to Findley Market and ate at Eli's. We ordered a pulled pork sandwich and ribs with baked beans and cheese with macaroni as sides. It was...More

Thank Maryjane10893
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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