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restaurants The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili  

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List Rules Restaurants serving Cincinnati chili only. Vote for the chili parlors serving up the most delicious chili and don't downvote restaurants whose chili you haven't tried.

You might think you know all about chili, but Cincinnati chili is a whole different animal. Only real Cincinnati locals know what the truly best chili in Cincinnati, Ohio really is, but this list can help even non-locals get their hands on some genuine, and top notch, real Cincinnati chili. What makes Cincinnati-style chili different? Whether you like it two-way or up to even six-way chili, this list has been voted on by Cincinnati chili aficionados to determine the absolute best Cincinnati chili parlors.

Cincinnati chili is a unique dish that isn't quite your typical chili cook-off dish. Cincinnati-style chili is a distinct version of the classic chili con carne, which is often served "two-way," meaning over spaghetti. You can add cheese to make it three-way chili, go even further with the addition of onions (four-way), or even add beans for, you guessed it, five-way Cincinnati chili. Top it with oyster crackers and hot sauce, or enjoy it on a Coney dog. This traditional chili is famous in the Ohio city and has even been called one of the best classic American dishes.

Usually associated with the famous Cincinnati chili parlors ranked on the list below, Cincinnati-style chili can be found throughout the state of Ohio and even into surrounding states. But what are the best Cincinnati chili restaurants? Have your voice heard below, whether you're a Skyline fanatic, or will only dine at Empress, your votes will help determine the top Cincinnati chili restaurants.

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Skyline Chili is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili

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Camp Washington Chili is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Camp Washington Chili

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42 15
Price Hill Chili is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Price Hill Chili

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33 15
Empress Chili is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Empress Chili

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25 9
Dixie Chili is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Dixie Chili

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28 13
Blue Ash Chili is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Blue Ash Chili

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26 12
Gourmet Chili is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Gourmet Chili

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P&S Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
P&S Restaurant

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20 9
Pleasant Ridge Chili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Pleasant Ridge Chili

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West Side Chili Parlor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
West Side Chili Parlor

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Gold Star Chili is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili

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Big Poppa Slims is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Big Poppa Slims

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Delhi Chili is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Delhi Chili

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Moon-Lite Chili is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Moon-Lite Chili

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Park Chili Parlor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Park Chili Parlor

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Santorini is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Santorini

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9 7
Bluebird Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Bluebird Restaurant

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5 3
Nick & Tom's Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Nick & Tom's Restaurant

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Chili Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Chili Time

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8 8
Ft. Wright Family Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Ft. Wright Family Restaurant

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JK's Chili is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
JK's Chili

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Demetrios IV is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Demetrios IV

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Thelma's Diner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Thelma's Diner

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4 5
Cretan's Grill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Cretan's Grill

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4 5
Sunnyside Grill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Sunnyside Grill

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Angelo's Family Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Angelo's Family Restaurant

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2 3
Mike's Chili is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Mike's Chili

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Lynna's Grill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Lynna's Grill

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Sam's Chili is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Sam's Chili

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J&J Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
J&J Restaurant

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Blue Jay Restaurant is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Blue Jay Restaurant

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3 5
Covington Chili is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Covington Chili

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U.S. Chili is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
U.S. Chili

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Stephens Old Village Restauran... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Restaurants for Cincinnati Chili
Stephens Old Village Restaurant