8340 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45216 513-979-4004 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
7934 Alexandria Pike
Alexandria, KY 41001 859-635-5900 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Sunday.
6500 Dixie Highway
Florence, KY 41042 859-283-0000 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Sunday.
Family friendly, Take-out offered
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Though the original downtown location closed long ago, you can still get the tasty, spicy stew at three out-lying parlors. You'll find plenty of regulars here-people who long ago found that their favorite local chili is Empress-the first one.
If you're a fan of Cincinnati-style chili, then you've got to try Empress-the original Cincinnati chili. Try the coneys, three-ways or a sandwich.