Where Can You Find the Best Cincinnati Chili?

November 22nd, 2017 by

Camp Washington

Camp Washington Chili

Chili is a big deal in Cincinnati. To the locals, it’s the food of choice for almost any occasion. Restaurants all over the city claim to make the best Cincinnati chili, each with their own special recipe and enticing side dishes, making it hard to choose just one. There are a few hotspots that the locals swear by, however, when they want to get their chili fix. We picked our top five favorites and think you’ll agree that when it comes to an authentic dish that warms you from the inside out, these guys have what it takes. Explore below, then check out our favorite golf courses and day trips out of Cincinnati when the weather is nice.

Our Top 5 Cincinnati Chili Picks

Whether you want a three-way with lots of cheese, a four-way with onions, or a five-way with extra beans, these restaurants can set you up:

Price Hill Chili

Price Hill Chili

Skyline chili

Skyline Chili

  • Camp Washington: A 24-hour chili joint decorated to look like a midcentury mom-and-pop diner, Camp Washington is a top pick for our list and Foursquare too.
  • Price Hill: Their legendary chili cheese fries draw in regulars from as far away as Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and give this family-owned shop high marks on our list.
  • Zip’s: While technically a burger joint, Zip’s makes a fine bowl of chili and is renowned not for all the extras that come with it, but for the simple recipe that has diners raving.
  • Gold Star: A chain restaurant that makes a thick, rich chili perfect for pouring over pasta or fries. Gold Star is a contender for one of the top chili restaurants in the city.
  • Skyline: Skyline chili has been serving Cincinnati since 1949 with its closely guarded secret sauce and fiercely loyal customers. Skyline is considered by many to be the finest chili you’ll find from Mason to Toledo.

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