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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” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (164 reviews)
“ribs” (175 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Z1140CAroberts
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

People say Jesse.. You're a BBQ fan (possible a master) of taste and the overall love of BBQ. It reminds me of a story that happened to me once when I was a child. Deep in the heart of Louisiana my family takes me to...More

Thank Jesse G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had this food ordered in for our business..... The hot dogs tasted like microwaved ball park franks.... But the Ball Park Franks were way better. The BBQ sauce was okay. The Meat was overrated for sure. The bake beans tasted like The Bush brand...More

Thank kyle y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just the best. There’s a reason it is rated the highest in the entire city of Cincinnati. The smoked turkey was DELICIOUS. The grits and mac and cheese were also awesome. My husband had the pork and said it was great. Hint:...More

Thank Cassie213
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at Eli’s on the way to a concert at Riverbend. Amazing BBQ. I highly recommend the pulled pork and ribs

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My husband and I like to bike along the Ohio river and through Lunken airport, usually on weekend mornings. Eli's is a perfect stop for lunch at the end of our ride. The barbecue is excellent and the sides are amazing. We love that it's...More

Thank Jimmyboy111
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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