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Eli's BBQ

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible

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Sandwich & 2 sides
Eli's Pulled Pork Sandwich
Tender hickory smoked pork topped w/ cole slaw & eli’s BBQ sauce. Served on a grilled honey bun.
Hickory Smoked Turkey Sandwich
Hickory smoked turkey drenched in eli’s BBQ sauce & topped w/ cole slaw. Served on a grilled honey bun.
Two - All Beef Hot Dogs
All beef hot dogs loaded w/ pulled pork crispins & topped w/ cole slaw & eli’s BBQ sauce. Served on a grilled bun.
Two - Hickory Smoked Ribs
Two bones of hickory smoked ribs, dusted w/ eli’s secret rub
Cheese Macaroni
Mashed Potatoes
Best Baked Beans
Creamy Southern Cole Slaw
Jalapeno Cheddar Grits
Jalapeno Corn Bread
Diet Coke
Cherry Coke
Orange Crush
Ale 8
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to Eli's. Last year in the spring, we had to sit outside because of the crowd. This year we visited in the middle of winter thinking we could eat in our cars. Surprise-they have a huge heated tent with restrooms....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mzfitness
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely worth a visit. $10.44 bought a good-sized (and sauced) pulled pork sandwich, with a small and less than memorable serving of cole slaw, a large bowl of tasty cheese grits that was so soupy that I had to ask for a spoon, and a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jetsly
Reviewed 29 December 2018

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
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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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