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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%
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“baked beans” (67 reviews)
“pulled pork” (163 reviews)
“cole slaw” (55 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Inside is very dark and dreary. It was 16 degrees out and they either didn't have the heat on or it wasn't working because the dining room was freezing. Had the pulled pork, Mac n cheese, and grits. Everything was extremely salty, the Mac and...More

Thank Jessica G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing so many positive comments about this place, tonight my husband and I had an opportunity to eat here. I am so glad we came, it was delicious! The barbecue had a great flavor and their sauce is fantastic! We each had the pulled...More

Thank florenceyall39
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This place is the best BBQ in Cincinnati. And it's quaint little location without any flair makes it a fun place to visit for families. It's also surprisingly really affordable. My friends and I often go for a BBQ Turkey sandwich or ribs with a...More

Thank soxfan0602
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The pulled pork sandwich is one of the best in the country! all the sides we’re really good the jalapeño grits were Unbelievable best I’ve ever had! The atmosphere was perfect music was great and would Recommend this place to everybody!

Thank Chad K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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 12 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 16 October 2017 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 14 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 11 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
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Michael L
17 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
24 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.
29 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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