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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
+1 513-533-1957
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baked beans” (66 reviews)
“pulled pork” (151 reviews)
“cole slaw” (52 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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Value
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LOCATION
3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226-1012
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1 - 10 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great line from Fried Green Tomatoes applies here BUT in my BBQ and smoke house experience there are tips. Tip #1 is that all these places have ribs, brisket and pulled pork. One or two are good only. Go for the ribs as of our...More

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Trying another barbecue joint and heard good things about this place. Pretty good love the smoky flavor of the pulled pork and the mac and cheese was the bomb. Fairly priced and the wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice place to grab a...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wife brought home some take out barbeque and cole slaw after a long afternoon at the local casino. This is interesting because I can say I normally do not like BarB Que. But I love this stuff. It's tender, tasty and just the right amount...More

Thank showstang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gosh where do I start....... This place is just awesome GREAT food! We ordered 4 ribs 2 pulled pork sandwiches a side of Mac n cheese baked beans jalapeño cheddar grits and slaw. Everything was SO good but I would pass on the slaw. For...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place based on previous reviews. Unique setup, order inside and you can eat out in a picnic area. Really relaxing on a nice day. Food was good but limited selection.

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is just phenomenal. The service, eh, it's wait in line to order then wait for the food, but that really only adds to the charm of the place. Picnic tables spread in open air yard and park. Extremely eclectic clientele, which, again, adds...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must be one of the best BBQ's in the country, ribs are tender, perfectly cooked and the BBQ sauce is delicious. However, to my surprise the sides are not to the same level. Attention is good and informal. I'd recommend to get only the...More

Thank jv145294
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My college age son requested this place. I was a bit leery as it was in a strange section of town. Near the river but no view, nearby houses were boarded up, etc. We parked on street and noticed maybe 2 blocks full of picnic...More

1  Thank ttoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OMG... food, atmosphere, food, great staff, oh did I say food are GREAT. Next time we go, we will take our own beer as its a byob place. If you are looking for great ribs, look no place else!!

Thank mbriggs1970
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to Eli's since they opened and they keep getting better with time! I always get 2 hot dogs loaded with baked beans and Mac and cheese and jalapeno cornbread. It will make you smack your momma even though I don't suggest that

Thank joey D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Michael L
Do they serve beer?
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
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ezomarji
Does it need a reservation?
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.
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emilyyeager14
Thank you someone who finally gets how good this place is and its history!!!
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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