Cincinnati Chili and Beyond

95 MILES | 2 hr 4 min | by Michael Stern
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Cincinnati chili is an American icon, but north of the Queen City is an array of great eats, both funky and fine. This road trip starts with a plate of five-way, then heads north into the countryside to find a wonderful chocolate factory, an old-fashioned grist mill (serving corn meal mush!), an extra thick milk shake and, finally, one of the great steak dinners anywhere, in Dayton.

1

Camp Washington Chili Parlor

Camp Washington makes the best 5-Way chili in Cincinnati. Open round the clock, it also offers great chili-cheese Coneys and mile-high double-decker sandwiches.

2

Golden Turtle

The Golden Turtle is a full-service chocolate shop with a wide variety of caramels, creams, and nuts enrobed in light or dark chocolate.

3

Clifton Mill

Clifton Mill offers a country menu of corn meal mush, buckwheat cakes, rugged-textured sausage, & biscuits the size of softballs, with creamy sausage gravy.

4

Young’s Jersey Dairy

Using ice cream and milk from their own farm, Young’s of Yellow Springs, Ohio, blends extra-thick shakes in every flavor imaginable.

Must Eats
milk shake, Ice Cream , Sundae
5

Pine Club

One of America's best steak houses, the Pine Club cuts and ages its own: glorious filets mignon, porterhouses & sirloins. And a sensational hamburger, too.