Cincinnati is widely known for its signature chili—a heaping bowl drenched in cheese and served over spaghetti. If you’re craving a bowl of this iconic dish, there are several great restaurants within an easy drive of Springs at Liberty Township. Consider one of these top picks the next time you’re in the Queen City.
Blue Ash Chili boasts that it’s been Cincinnati’s favorite for more than 45 years. Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, the restaurant even has a special chili dubbed “Guy’s Way” with chili, onions, and crackers. Other creative choices for your chili include a chili sandwich, burrito, lasagna, Philly, and chili mac and cheese.
Pleasant Ridge Chili offers chili to serve and to go, so you can get your fix whether you’re dining in or on the run. The menu includes all your classic options for Cincinnati chili, including 3-way, 4-way, and 5-way bowls, as well as chili served over French fries. You can also enjoy it slathered on a Coney for less than $2 when you need a cheap, fast fix.
Camp Washington Chili Parlor has lovingly dubbed its loyal fans “chili-heads.” The restaurant celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2015, proving its long history of serving up happy customers. Man vs. Food and Food Fanatics have both featured Camp Washington Chili. It earned the James Beard Award for being an American Regional Classic and was included on Smithsonian Magazine’s list of the Top 20 Most Iconic Food Destinations Across America. You’ll find chili served up any way you like it with options including naked Coneys, chili cheese sandwiches, chili fries, and more.
Family owned and operated, Price Hill Chili has been a staple on the west side of Cincinnati since 1962. You can order your chili in classic combinations or over French fries, and also get your helping on a Coney Island—a grilled hot dog on a bun with mustard, chili, and chopped onion.
If you’re craving chili, your options are many and varied in the Cincinnati area. Did we list your favorite? Share some of yours in the comments below!