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The Chili Parlor

820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624
+1 217-523-4989
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good17%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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“chili” (65 reviews)
“tamales” (12 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
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820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Cash only. This is a great place for tourists and locals. Extremely friendly staff, super quick service, and chili that is unique to this part of the world. Order it "with a touch."

Thank Lisamarch
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped by with friends on bike ride. All kinds of chili. Medium is pretty hot. Try the firebrand. Fiery hot.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We loved this little Route 66 stop. I love chili and was pleasantly surprised by their chili. They have many heat levels and they add what you want in your chili when you order it which is nice. If you each a large bowl of...More

Thank 676ginak
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We stopped there a couple of times to give a good review. They cook/boil the hamburger meat on a big pot and depending on how hot you want it they add hot sauce to your bowl. NO flavor, just boiled hamburger with hot sauce. The...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely Awful chili. Very greasy. No vegetables, just "meat" the consistency of applesauce with a few mystery beans mixed in. Absolutely horrible chili. No flavor. No vegetables, no peppers, no onions. Mostly GREASE. Apparently, the "meat" like substance has secret herbs and spices mixed in...More

Thank Rita S
Stephanie B, Owner at The Chili Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

I'm sorry you did not like our chili, we do offer a low oil option which most of our customers enjoy the full oil option. Thank you for giving us a try.

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The Chili Parlor has the best tasting chili. You can order it any way you want, mild medium, medium hot, hot or firebrand. You can also add a touch of heat to the medium. You can have it with or without beans. The flavor is...More

Thank Jim_Cox1946
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Been eating Joe Rogers chilli since I was a kid. It's still the best and maybe the only authentic Springfield style(read tavern style) chilli around. Often copied, never duplicated. The last time I had a tamale there it was not that good. Kind of dried...More

Thank Skipton T
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We're from Michigan and have never tasted chili like this truly amazing .... loved it.. wish it was closer to home

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Was just as good as everyone said it was, maybe better!!! Will be back for sure. And if you like it hot, your in the right place!

Thank Maricopachris
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a fun little lunch joint with Great Chili. You can order your chili as hot as you desire, however I suggest you use caution!

Thank Galen T
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624 (Formerly Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-523-4989
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