Price Hill Chili

Chili Parlor | Diner | Hot Dog | Sandwich Shop
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A charming family-friendly diner (with a larger cocktail lounge adjacent), Price Hill is open from dawn to late at night and is best known for its version of Cincinnati chili, available 2, 3, 4, and 5-way. The chili’s meaty stratum is not as complex as that served by Camp Washington Chili Parlor, nor as spicy as Gold Star’s and Skyline’s (the city’s two most popular chains). It actually is rather mellow, easy for taste buds to understand and enjoy at first bite.

Beyond chili, there are Coney Islands (chili dogs) and a Coney variant known as a Wiener Bun: two grilled wieners in one bun, with or without cheese. Double-decker sandwiches, a Cincinnati chili parlor specialty, are handsome jaw-stretchers, and there is a full menu of normal sandwiches, hot dinners, salads, and breakfast omelets. The homemade soup of the day, in our experience (Monday chicken noodle and Tuesday beef barley), is fantastic.

And there are gigantic goopy cream pies. The first time we dined at Price Hill, about three in the afternoon, a slender, elderly lady sat in a booth near ours and spent an hour eating an entire pie – eight slices – to top off her lunch of five-way chili and a pair of Coneys.

*NOTE: We have been informed by a Cincinnatian who definitely knows her beans about chili and chili parlors that the pie-eating woman is a regular at Price Hill and in fact does NOT eat an entire pie, but only her favorite part — the topping — off an entire pie, three times per week.

What to Eat
Price Hill Chili, Five Way Chili
Five Way Chili
Must-Try
Five-way chili, its cheddar crown beginning to melt
Price Hill Chili, Coney Island
Coney Island
Must-Try
Despite its double-dose of wieners, the Wiener Bun is only a few bites.
Price Hill Chili, Double-Decker Sandwich
Double-Decker Sandwich
Must-Try
The Hippo is a top-of-the-line double-decker: ham, beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomato.
Price Hill Chili, Goetta
Goetta
Customarily served at breakfast, goetta is also available in a sandwich any time of day.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 2:30pm
Monday8am - 9:30pm
Tuesday8am - 9:30pm
Wednesday8am - 9:30pm
Thursday8am - 9:30pm
Friday8am - 10pm
Saturday8am - 10pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
3 stops | 18 MILES | 32 min

Texans, read no further! Cincinnati chili is nothing like a bowl of red. Each serving starts with a bed of well-cooked spaghetti noodles. On top of them goes ground meat sauce that can be a little hot and a little sweet with a distinctive formation of Greek spices. Usually, the sauce is topped with kidney…

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Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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