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Eli's BBQ Cincinnati Restaurant Review

Posted on 19 July 2016 by Kim

Categories: Cincinnati

Topics: Restaurants, BBQ Restaurants, Restaurant Review

Eating out for a quick lunch or a fantastic dinner is going to be a lot of fun. However, with all the choices in Cincinnati you may find it nearly impossible to narrow the restaurant selection. That is where we at Top 7 Travel come in, hit up the amazing Eli's BBQ on River Road (Eli's - finished 3rd in our Top 7 Cincy Restaurants and #1 Cincinnati BBQ Joint).

Make sure you also check out all our Cincinnati related articles, including our Top 7 Restaurants, Hotels, Attractions, & Individual Cincinnati reviews. 

Location And Hours

The Main address for Eli's BBQ is as follows:

3313 Riverside Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45226

Elis' does have a 2nd smaller location in Findlay Market.

The main location, on Riverside Drive is open 7 days a week from 11 AM until 9 PM. 

What We Like

What we like the most about Eli's is the fact that it wastes no time or money worrying about fancy decor, instead it's all about the BBQ. Not an extensive menu but whatever Eli's smokey flavors touches is life changing BBQ taste. Our favorite is the Ribs, we suggest getting the 4 Rib and 2 Sides Plate. Eli's dry rub is amazing and so tasty you will need little of their great BBQ sauce. Highly suggest the amazing Mac & Cheese and Jalapeno Cornbread as the two sides. If Rib's aren't your favorite then can't go wrong with the pulled pork sandwich. Want to try something way different, try the smoked hot-dogs that are covered with Eli's great cole slaw, BBQ sauce, and bacon, it will change the way you think of a hot dog.

What We Don't Like

For me the one thing that I do not really like is the fact that the spreading popularity of this Cincinnati hotspot can sometimes make the wait 15-20 minute line just to place your order. No complaints on the food and trust us we have tried everything multiple times. 

Our Rating Out Of 10 Stars - 10 Stars

Once you have eaten some of Eli's food you will find it is the best BBQ you have ever tasted in Cincinnati and possibly in the world. The problem you may have is that you can't get enough, for us once a week is a must when in Cincinnati. With that being the case, it is easy to see why Eli's is the best BBQ location in Cincinnati and top 3 overall Cincinnati Restaurant on our latest Top 7 List. 

Check out more information at and @ElisBBQCincy.

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