12 Best Spots to Get Chili Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati is obviously known for our chili so the question is, where do I get some? Well, the answer is basically anywhere, but to narrow it down we asked Cincinnatians which spot they think creates the best chili. Here are the 10 best non-chain and top three chain spots to grab chili, as voted by CityBeat readers in the 2022 Best Of Cincinnati issue.

*Note: the number 5 best non-chain chili restaurant OTR Chili has closed since the publication of 2022's Best of Cincinnati. 
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No. 1 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Camp Washington Chili
3005 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 1 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Camp Washington Chili

3005 Colerain Ave., Camp Washington
No. 2 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Pleasant Ridge Chili & Restaurant
6032 Montgomery Road, Pleasant Ridge
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 3 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Price Hill Chili
4920 Glenway Ave., Price Hill
Photo: Hailey Bollinger
No. 4 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Zip’s Cafe
1036 Delta Ave., Cincinnati
Hailey Bollinger

No. 4 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Zip’s Cafe

1036 Delta Ave., Cincinnati
No. 6 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Empress Chili
7934 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 6 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Empress Chili

7934 Alexandria Pike, Alexandria
No. 7 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Pig Candy BBQ
5901 Kellogg Ave., California
Photo: Provided by Pig Candy BBQ

No. 7 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Pig Candy BBQ

5901 Kellogg Ave., California
No. 8 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Bard's Burgers & Chili
3620 Decoursey Ave., Latonia
No. 9 Best Chili (Non-Chain): Melt Revival
4100 Hamilton Ave., Northside
No. 10 Best Chili (Non-Chain): The Chili Hut
390 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland
Photo: Hailey Bollinger

No. 10 Best Chili (Non-Chain): The Chili Hut

390 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland
No. 1 Best Chili (Chain): Skyline Chili
Multiple Locations
Photo: Provided by Skyline