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Gold Star

Gold Star


Monday 10AM–11PM Tuesday 10AM–11PM Wednesday 10AM–11PM Thursday 10AM–11PM Friday 10AM–11PM Saturday 10AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–10PM
lat: 39.1652795 long: -84.5135554

Gold Star serves up small-batch, Cincinnati-style chili and fresh, hot 100% American beef burgers crafted by hand and made to order. Their chili is touted for being cooked in small batches to ensure the quality, flavor, and texture are impeccable. As the local chain is very prominent in the Cincinnati area, be sure to check out their website for their list of locations.

Cold day along the Lewis and Clark Trail? Get a steaming bowl of flavorful chili. Warm day along the trail? Indulge in a creamy milkshake. Any season, you can’t go wrong!

Our story begins in 1964 when the Daoud brothers, Dave, Charlie, Frank, and Basheer, raised the money to purchase Hamburger Heaven – a successful hamburger restaurant in Mount Washington, on the East side of Cincinnati. As one of the few restaurants in that part of town serving Cincinnati-style chili, the brothers set out to follow their own recipe and make their Chili truly unique.

As a young boy, Dave would accompany his mother to the spice market in their native country of Jordan, watching her carefully select the most flavorful spices. Drawing on this history, he sought the best spice suppliers and tweaked the original recipe until he created a recipe they all agreed was truly unique. It was an instant success, and chili sales quickly doubled.

In 1965, the Daoud brothers changed the name of their restaurant to honor their delicious new recipe – Gold Star Chili. Today, we still make our chili in small batches with the same hand-blended spices from 13 countries, selected at the peak of freshness. The Gold Star recipe is still secretly guarded, and to this day has only been entrusted to THREE people.

Our ongoing commitment to quality is the reason every menu item that gets smothered in our Chili is delicious, but we don’t stop there. Everything we serve adheres to our strict standards for quality and is prepared with the same careful attention to detail. Whatever you order, you’re going to love Gold Star. (Our Story-Gold Star Website)

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