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Eli's BBQ

3313 Riverside Dr. (Setchell St.) Send to Phone
Where music, barbecue and people simmer together.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Eli's BBQ Restaurant Review

: You may not find Eli's BBQ by its sign alone; all it has on it is a pig. The aroma from the place may draw you first. Once inside, you might hear the sound of real vinyl on the record player. This main location has a smokehouse and backyard seating. Picnic tables outside fill when the weather is warm, and diners bring their own beer, listen to music, and dot the lawn with picnic blankets. The menu is simple: $5 sandwiches or $8 plates. It's your choice of pulled pork, smoked turkey, ribs or Nathan's all-beef hot dogs. Plates come with two sides: macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, baked beans, creamy Southern coleslaw, jalapeño cheese grits or jalapeño cornbread. Pulled pork is 20 hours in the making, with hickory-smoked meat slapped with a vinegar mop on the grill. Mashed potatoes are buttered, mashed, seasoned and lightly browned when you order them. Eli's also comes to Washington Park with its pulled pork sandwiches and has a second outpost in Findlay Market.


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