Pleasant Ridge Chili & Restaurant
6032 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45213
Old-school, no-frills diners are synonymous with casual American eats, and Pleasant Ridge Chili hits all the familiar decor points, from a neon sign outside and dated wood paneling inside to a hanging payphone, formica tables, red pleather booths, and a jukebox. As the name suggests, emphasis is placed on the chili. Spoon it from a bowl topped with oyster crackers, cram it in with a Coney dog or fork it mixed with spaghetti. Just as popular, though, are the mountainous servings of gravy-drenched cheese fries (did we mention you can add chili, too?). Breakfast is served all day, kids . . . this is a diner, after all.