Skyline Chili

★★★★☆
  • 8635 Colerain Avenue

    Cincinnati, OH 45251

    Map & Directions
  • 513-385-1244

About Skyline Chili

Categories
  • Restaurants
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Diners
  • Greek Restaurants
Details
  • $
  • Cheap Eats
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Group Dining
  • Lunch Spot
Hours
M-Th 10:30am-11pm, F-Sa 10:30am-3am, Su 11am-10pm

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It's been along time since I had some good skyline Chili can't wait to get back ther to have some driving at least 10 hrs to eat some good chili this weekend. If you ghave never tried it you don't knw what yur mssing, IT"ssssssssss GREAT

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★★★☆☆

It's been along time since I had some good skyline Chili can't wait to get back ther to have some driving at least 10 hrs to eat some good chili this weekend. If you ghave never tried it you don't knw what yur mssing, IT"ssssssssss GREAT

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I just moved to Cincy from Texas and have fallen in love with this skyline near my office. I can't wait to bring back skyline to houston with me.

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★★★★☆

I just moved to Cincy from Texas and have fallen in love with this skyline near my office. I can't wait to bring back skyline to houston with me.

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I walked through the doors, to a packed casual restaurant filled with dirty tables. I suppose my timing could have been better, it was maybe a few minutes after 6? So anyway...my party waited around and we got a table, sat down, and ordered a 4way with onion. They give you some crackers and a beverage, and then more waiting. Finally after 5-10 minutes, they bring me out a 3way covered with cheese. Way too much cheese, and the consistency was not right. The chili seemed watered down and tasteless, and after eating through the cheese, I found they didn't put any onions on my 3way. I didn't bother asking for a new one, as the place looked like hell, and the service was slow and uncourteous. So instead I ate the cheese and spaghetti, and at the bottom of my plate was WATER! straight up, a ton of water/chili mix. It looked appealing until I ate the cheese, but once that was over, it turned to disgust.

This was my first time eating at skyline, and I can say now, without a shadow of a doubt, there is better chili out there. I tried gold star the other night, and it was phenomenal in comparison. I can only speculate how the other cincinnati style chili is, but I will soon find out and report back!

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★☆☆☆☆

I walked through the doors, to a packed casual restaurant filled with dirty tables. I suppose my timing could have been better, it was maybe a few minutes after 6? So anyway...my party waited around and we got a table, sat down, and ordered a 4way with onion. They give you some crackers and a beverage, and then more waiting. Finally after 5-10 minutes, they bring me out a 3way covered with cheese. Way too much cheese, and the consistency was not right. The chili seemed watered down and tasteless, and after eating through the cheese, I found they didn't put any onions on my 3way. I didn't bother asking for a new one, as the place looked like hell, and the service was slow and uncourteous. So instead I ate the cheese and spaghetti, and at the bottom of my plate was WATER! straight up, a ton of water/chili mix. It looked appealing until I ate the cheese, but once that was over, it turned to disgust.

This was my first time eating at skyline, and I can say now, without a shadow of a doubt, there is better chili out there. I tried gold star the other night, and it was phenomenal in comparison. I can only speculate how the other cincinnati style chili is, but I will soon find out and report back!

Pros: The price I suppose was the only thing good. But not worth it for what you're getting.

Cons: Watered down chili, thin cheese, messy tables, bad service!

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Odds are if you are not from Cincy, you will not like the chili. I have many friends outside of Cincy try it and not like it. It is really more of a meat sauce, with a hint of cinnamin and chocolate. DO NOT EAT IT BY ITSELF. I prefer to eat it on hot dogs, or a 5 way. Overall, the food is fairly inexpensive and is prepared very quickly. If you are from out of town, it is worth trying once. But, if you want a more tomato based chili, check out Goldstar chili, Skyline's town rival.

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★★★☆☆

Odds are if you are not from Cincy, you will not like the chili. I have many friends outside of Cincy try it and not like it. It is really more of a meat sauce, with a hint of cinnamin and chocolate. DO NOT EAT IT BY ITSELF. I prefer to eat it on hot dogs, or a 5 way. Overall, the food is fairly inexpensive and is prepared very quickly. If you are from out of town, it is worth trying once. But, if you want a more tomato based chili, check out Goldstar chili, Skyline's town rival.

Pros: cheap and quick

Cons: more of a meat sauce, taste of cinnamin and chocolate

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Great food any time of the day! My husband didn't like it when he first moved to Cincinnati, but then tried it again and was hooked. He asks for it more than I do!
Give it another shot before you say you don't like it... it's excellent chili!

2
★★★★★

Great food any time of the day! My husband didn't like it when he first moved to Cincinnati, but then tried it again and was hooked. He asks for it more than I do!
Give it another shot before you say you don't like it... it's excellent chili!

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My husband and I recently moved to Maine and we both miss Skyline so much. I grew up in Cincinnati and Skyline has always been a favorite. My parents ship us frozen tubs of Skyline and boxes of Skyline Oyster Crackers (they have to be Skyline crackers....other crackers are not the same). I really like this particular Skyline. It was owned by an old neighbor of mine. Our first stop when we hit Cincinnati is always Skyline!!

2
★★★★★

My husband and I recently moved to Maine and we both miss Skyline so much. I grew up in Cincinnati and Skyline has always been a favorite. My parents ship us frozen tubs of Skyline and boxes of Skyline Oyster Crackers (they have to be Skyline crackers....other crackers are not the same). I really like this particular Skyline. It was owned by an old neighbor of mine. Our first stop when we hit Cincinnati is always Skyline!!

Pros: Great food, Inexpensive, Friendly workers

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Having lived in the Cincinnati area all my life, I love Skyline so much. Now that I live in Florida I can't have it anymore except when I visit Ohio but I do eat there every time I go back!! They need to build a Skyline here in Orlando (where I live) so I don't have to fly all the way back to Ohio to visit Skyline. Skyline is definitely my favorite restaurant!!

2
★★★★★

Having lived in the Cincinnati area all my life, I love Skyline so much. Now that I live in Florida I can't have it anymore except when I visit Ohio but I do eat there every time I go back!! They need to build a Skyline here in Orlando (where I live) so I don't have to fly all the way back to Ohio to visit Skyline. Skyline is definitely my favorite restaurant!!

Pros: inexpensive, good food, not too crowded

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I love this place. I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I live in Florida now, but I make it a point to eat at skyline every time I go back to visit my parents. I miss having it right down the road! The food is the best and also fairly cheap.

2
★★★★★

I love this place. I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I live in Florida now, but I make it a point to eat at skyline every time I go back to visit my parents. I miss having it right down the road! The food is the best and also fairly cheap.

Pros: The food is great!

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Skyline Chili, Groesbeck, 8635 Colerain Ave., 45251 is THE BEST SKYLINE CHILI IN THE CITY!!!!! Not only are the portions large, but the food is served with a smile and the management go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The recent renovations are top notch making this location the most beautiful Skyline in the city.

Don't take my word for it - try it for yourself! Notice the "wall of fame" when you enter the vestibule ---this location has earned EVERY one of their awards, and rightfully so!!!!

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★★★★★

Skyline Chili, Groesbeck, 8635 Colerain Ave., 45251 is THE BEST SKYLINE CHILI IN THE CITY!!!!! Not only are the portions large, but the food is served with a smile and the management go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The recent renovations are top notch making this location the most beautiful Skyline in the city.

Don't take my word for it - try it for yourself! Notice the "wall of fame" when you enter the vestibule ---this location has earned EVERY one of their awards, and rightfully so!!!!

Pros: Excellent service, Clean, Huge portions

Cons: Not open Sunday, No drive-thru

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I have always had great service and the prices are reasonable. While I find the food tasty and generally plentiful, the chili and the size of the coneys didn't quite match up to what I grew up with in Detroit. Must be hometown bias :) But a good place to go with friends at any rate.

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★★★★★

I have always had great service and the prices are reasonable. While I find the food tasty and generally plentiful, the chili and the size of the coneys didn't quite match up to what I grew up with in Detroit. Must be hometown bias :) But a good place to go with friends at any rate.

Pros: good service, good portions

Cons: small coneys

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Growing up in Cincinnati I have always been found of the great taste! It is a warm place to eat with friends or the family that is very easy on your walet

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★★★★★

Growing up in Cincinnati I have always been found of the great taste! It is a warm place to eat with friends or the family that is very easy on your walet

Pros: inexpensive, great food, friendly people

Cons: adictive

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Skyline is definitely NOT cheap!!!! A couple of three ways and drinks are pushing up around $15 now, with tip and all. Given how cheap the ingredients are, they'd be making a profit if they cut their prices in HALF!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Skyline is definitely NOT cheap!!!! A couple of three ways and drinks are pushing up around $15 now, with tip and all. Given how cheap the ingredients are, they'd be making a profit if they cut their prices in HALF!!

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It's cheap, it's tasty, and it's fast. What more is there to say?

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★★★★★

It's cheap, it's tasty, and it's fast. What more is there to say?

Pros: Unique taste, Inexpensive, FAST

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Cincinnati is well known for its distinct Skyline Chili. You either love it or hate it. The chili has a hint of chocolate and a lot of cinnamon, giving it a very unique flavor. You'll find it very addicting!

2
★★★★☆

Cincinnati is well known for its distinct Skyline Chili. You either love it or hate it. The chili has a hint of chocolate and a lot of cinnamon, giving it a very unique flavor. You'll find it very addicting!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great, Fast Service

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Skyline always tends to be a step behind GoldStar, adding the same items to the menu to keep up with the variety of the latter. The chili is more lacking in spice and flavor than other chilis thru-out the tristate area...highly overrated

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★☆☆☆☆

Skyline always tends to be a step behind GoldStar, adding the same items to the menu to keep up with the variety of the latter. The chili is more lacking in spice and flavor than other chilis thru-out the tristate area...highly overrated

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As expected, the reviews of Skyline are love-it-or-hate-it. I love it, but that's because I approach Skyline with the understanding it is not "normal" chili. Think of it as ground beef in a uniquely-spiced broth, and go from there. This is the kind of chili you get in some places on hamburgers and hotdogs. In that context, it's awesome!

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★★★★★

As expected, the reviews of Skyline are love-it-or-hate-it. I love it, but that's because I approach Skyline with the understanding it is not "normal" chili. Think of it as ground beef in a uniquely-spiced broth, and go from there. This is the kind of chili you get in some places on hamburgers and hotdogs. In that context, it's awesome!

Pros: Unique, Delicious, Quick service

Cons: No real ambience

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Cincinnati chili is a local phenomenon that is under appreciated. This unique meat sauce chili is like no other anywhere, and nowhere can you find a city with a "chili parlor", let lone a hundred of them!
In my opinion Skyline is the founder, and deserves the credit for making it a Cincy tradition. Runner up is the Camp Washington chili parlor for the greatest chili and becoming THE landmark chili parlor.

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★★★★☆

Cincinnati chili is a local phenomenon that is under appreciated. This unique meat sauce chili is like no other anywhere, and nowhere can you find a city with a "chili parlor", let lone a hundred of them!
In my opinion Skyline is the founder, and deserves the credit for making it a Cincy tradition. Runner up is the Camp Washington chili parlor for the greatest chili and becoming THE landmark chili parlor.

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no flavor,any flavor to be found is hidden under mounds of orange foodstuff.Wheres the BEEF? give me texas chili any day

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★☆☆☆☆

no flavor,any flavor to be found is hidden under mounds of orange foodstuff.Wheres the BEEF? give me texas chili any day

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Since I've moved away from Cincinnati, I really miss Skyline Chili and go there every time I am on a trip back home. In fact, I just went there a year ago when I visited. And it looks like it has been around since 1949 - the year I was born. I didn't realize that.

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★★★★★

Since I've moved away from Cincinnati, I really miss Skyline Chili and go there every time I am on a trip back home. In fact, I just went there a year ago when I visited. And it looks like it has been around since 1949 - the year I was born. I didn't realize that.

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When I moved to Cinci Everybody said Skyline had the best chile around I tasted it and it was the worst

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★★☆☆☆

When I moved to Cinci Everybody said Skyline had the best chile around I tasted it and it was the worst

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Skyline chilli is the worst. I'm from the south driving to my mom's house in northwest ohio... i don't know what you put in that stuff but the potato with the chilli on top of it... ewww.. gross!

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★☆☆☆☆

Skyline chilli is the worst. I'm from the south driving to my mom's house in northwest ohio... i don't know what you put in that stuff but the potato with the chilli on top of it... ewww.. gross!

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Despite the bs ads from Goldstar, there is no way that any chilli in Cincinnati could be better than skyline. Skyline has a unique blend of chilli that is intoxicating, and excites your taste buds. I encourage all of you coming to Cincinnati to go try it.

2
★★★★★

Despite the bs ads from Goldstar, there is no way that any chilli in Cincinnati could be better than skyline. Skyline has a unique blend of chilli that is intoxicating, and excites your taste buds. I encourage all of you coming to Cincinnati to go try it.

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when looking for a quick and filling place to sit and be waited on, Skyline is the place, the new one at Cornell Road in Blue ash is the best, they moved to get more room and what an improvement!!

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★★★★★

when looking for a quick and filling place to sit and be waited on, Skyline is the place, the new one at Cornell Road in Blue ash is the best, they moved to get more room and what an improvement!!

Pros: quick, friendly, inexpensive

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Skylineis awesome chili. Spicy but not too spicy. Not as good as mine of course but I can say I eat and fix Skyline a lot more than I do my own. I also live in Maryland now. Thats impressive.

2
★★★★★

Skylineis awesome chili. Spicy but not too spicy. Not as good as mine of course but I can say I eat and fix Skyline a lot more than I do my own. I also live in Maryland now. Thats impressive.

Pros: fast, good, cheap

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For the benefit of those who've never heard of Skyline , much less sampled their product , here's a tip :
DON'T EAT THIS !!
Ever had chili with cinnamon & cloves in it ? The taste is horrid ! Thin , watery , putrid stuff . Even the cheese can't save it . Worst chili on earth !! If you like tex-Mex chili you'll hate this .

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★☆☆☆☆

For the benefit of those who've never heard of Skyline , much less sampled their product , here's a tip :
DON'T EAT THIS !!
Ever had chili with cinnamon & cloves in it ? The taste is horrid ! Thin , watery , putrid stuff . Even the cheese can't save it . Worst chili on earth !! If you like tex-Mex chili you'll hate this .

Pros: None

Cons: Taste, Consistency, Smell

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It doesn't get any better than this! The food is great and the hometown atmosphere makes you feel very comfortable.

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★★★★★

It doesn't get any better than this! The food is great and the hometown atmosphere makes you feel very comfortable.

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When I was a baby, one day I just stopped eating. I wouldn't eat anything. Then, I was given Skyline Chili and slammed it. It's been my favorite food ever since, and I'm 22 now.

2
★★★★★

When I was a baby, one day I just stopped eating. I wouldn't eat anything. Then, I was given Skyline Chili and slammed it. It's been my favorite food ever since, and I'm 22 now.

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Cincy has changed alot since I move away 27 years ago. But the one thing thet remains the same is Skyline. The first place I stop in Cincy is at Skyline, the second stop is to vist family. My last stop leaving Cincy is Skyline. Great taste, Great value.

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★★★★★

Cincy has changed alot since I move away 27 years ago. But the one thing thet remains the same is Skyline. The first place I stop in Cincy is at Skyline, the second stop is to vist family. My last stop leaving Cincy is Skyline. Great taste, Great value.

Pros: fast service, inexpensive

Cons: size of coneys, could be cleaner, get rid of the hot sa

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Hey - this is just the best Cincinnati chili there is. I always take out of town business contacts there at least once to try it.

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★★★★★

Hey - this is just the best Cincinnati chili there is. I always take out of town business contacts there at least once to try it.

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Skyline Chili has the best cheese coneys ever. You haven't truly experienced Cincy unless you've had their chili.

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★★★★★

Skyline Chili has the best cheese coneys ever. You haven't truly experienced Cincy unless you've had their chili.

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Whether it is a three way, four way, or five way, wet or dry, the perfect meal is served quickly and cheaply

2
★★★★★

Whether it is a three way, four way, or five way, wet or dry, the perfect meal is served quickly and cheaply

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There burrito is the best. It has plenty of cheese, lettuce, tomato and spice. I would recommend to item to even the wimpy people who do not like spice, becuase I am one of them.

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★★★★★

There burrito is the best. It has plenty of cheese, lettuce, tomato and spice. I would recommend to item to even the wimpy people who do not like spice, becuase I am one of them.

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Cincy's best cheap eats!! And very quick service!! I would recomment to anyone visiting Cincinnati.

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★★★★★

Cincy's best cheap eats!! And very quick service!! I would recomment to anyone visiting Cincinnati.

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I have to say after eating at the new Skyline in Northen Kentucky, on US 42 in Union. i will never go to another one. I got the 3 way made just how i like it inverted those who eat Skyline know that an inverted 3 way has the noodles then cheese and chili on top. They made it with no questions and it was the best I have ever had I would reccomend you try the store in Union its great!

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★★★★★

I have to say after eating at the new Skyline in Northen Kentucky, on US 42 in Union. i will never go to another one. I got the 3 way made just how i like it inverted those who eat Skyline know that an inverted 3 way has the noodles then cheese and chili on top. They made it with no questions and it was the best I have ever had I would reccomend you try the store in Union its great!

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Skyline Chili restaurant chain. Famous for secret recipe Cincinnati-style chili & fast, friendly dine-in & drive-thru service. Serving Cheese Coneys, Ways, Greek Salad & more great-tasting food since 1949. Locations in OH, NKY, IN & FL. Grocery products available in OH, KY, IN & Chicago.

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