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Eli's BBQ
Eli's BBQ

Eli's BBQ

9.817 reviews
Barbecue
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3313 Riverside Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45226
(513) 533-1957
http://www.elisbarbeque.com/
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Yummy ribs and Mac and cheese!!! Nice outdoor seating and you can byob also.

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Local from Cincinnati

Great food, casual atmosphere.
Low key barbecue joint with backyard seating.
Great for take out also.
3313 Riverside Drive 45226
513-533-1957

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Dothan

Amazing BBQ - best ever - relaxed environment - eat in or outside at picnic area

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Local from Cincinnati

Good portions, both in size and taste. Not a lot of options, but why add items to already great options?

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Yummy ribs and Mac and cheese!!! Nice outdoor seating and you can byob also.

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Local from Cincinnati

One of the best BBQ spots in Cincinnati. Located along 52 near the river behind Schmidt Fields the atmosphere is second to none. BYOB and have a great time with friends, family or just yourself.

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Local from Cincinnati

Easily the best BBQ in Cincinnati. BYOB. Not over commercialized ... Focused on the food.

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Eli’s began as a tented stand at Cincy’s Fountain Square and Findlay Market. Now Elias “Eli” Leisring has graduated from street vendor to brick-and-mortar restaurateur. But even if his new digs are (slightly) nicer and his menu has expanded (slightly), he’s still serving honest barbecue. The hickory-smoked pulled-pork sandwich, with Memphis-style sauce and crunchy, creamy slaw on a toasted honey bun, is on offer as well as an all-beef hot dog that starts in the smoker, gets a dip in the deep fryer, and is finished on the griddle.

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Eli's BBQ is a cool little spot. The retro vibe atmosphere has a juke box so you can play your music of choice. Ok, it's not a juke box but an actual record player; yes an old school one and they offer a wide selection of records to choose from such as Wilie Nelson, Eagles, Elvis, The Beatles and much more

The mash potatoes were good much like potatoe pancakes. The Mac and Cheese was interesting as it was as though they used velveta or cheese whiz. I didn't care for it too much.

The say they smoke their meats for 20 hours and I can tell. The ribs were perfectly smoked and flavorful. The pull pork was good too with the sweet BBQ sauce and coke slaw to add to its flavor.

I was pleased with this spot. It's in the middle of nowhere (in a residential area) and right off of the Ohio River. This was a great find in an off beat location.

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Lexington

Great BBQ!

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West Milton

Bad Ass BBQ

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Burns

Best BBQ in all of Cincinnati

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