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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to stop at Eli's Findlay Market location for lunch today. Tiny take-out place, but there were two bench tables and a wall counter for those wanted to eat there. We ordered one pulled pork sandwich and one turkey sandwich. We were told it would be 10 minutes, and it was. We ate there. Sandwiches come with coleslaw and barbecue... More 

Thank tmeyerswim
Cincinnati, Ohio
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard so much about this place and everything I heard was spot on. The best, melt in your mouth BBQ I've ever eaten, and it's in Cincinnati, Ohio! Don't let the location fool. Stop in and get carry out, or stay and enjoy the rustic ambience.

Thank RedRunner71
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, great service. This was the first time many of the clients had Eli's BBQ. It was definitely an eclectic experience. Loved the vinyl music genre!

Thank Janie G
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Treat yourself to a great meal at a great price and easy to find on eastern avenue east side of Cincinnati. A true BBQ style meal outside under a canopy or a quaint inside dining area. A really good meal, either ribs or BBQ on a bun with sides.

Thank glenn f
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

BBQ is subjective to taste, Eli's is a great quick fill up of some Q. Pulled Pork or Brisket I like them both. If you are at the market, it's worth a try you won't be disappointed.

Thank Jerry L
Loveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs were good, dry rub was good. I liked it, don't get me wrong... however I have eaten barbecue from leading places throughout the country. But this wasn't something to write home about. If you like BBQ, you won't be disappointed, it just didn't knock my socks off.

Thank ckbmrb
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice to sit outside with friends and family and have some good bbq! Byob, which I really like!! Bring your wine and cups, or a cooler with some cold beers. Gets very crowded, especially on very nice days. Parking is a little difficult, would be nice to have a big lot available. Would recommend on a nice sunny cincy day!

Thank Cheryl M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with a lot of knowledge of BBQ... the meats were dry, tough, not good... would not recommend to anyone... location in a seedy part of town... not satisfied at all.

Thank Caleb U
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have a limited menu and even more limited indoor seating. You walk into the living room and place your order then you go outside and find a picnic table to sit at. When they call your name, you go pick up your food. They have Porta-potties and people bring their own drinks in coolers. There was a band playing... More 

Thank 2014LoveToTravel
Cincinnati, Ohio
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328 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was away from Cincinnati for nine months and this was one of the first places I went when I returned. The prices went up a bit while I was away, but I always thought it was too cheap before especially for what you got. We have had everything on the menu at least twice and love everything. My two... More 

Thank KFCincy26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?