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.