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Cheli's Chili Bar - CLOSED

21918 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124-2351
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English first
Dearborn, Michigan
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Closed suddenly and will be reopening as a hooka bar. The service was hit or miss. Most of the times I tried it here, the servers were nowhere to be found or all the attention was on only a few patrons. Parking was always a problem here too.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I like the concept of Cheli's and I like that Cheli owns it. It seems the food quality and service are not what they were when it opened. It seems almost dead in there these days. Also, the food is just average. I haven't had a memorable meal there since the early days of the restaurant.

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Dearborn, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

too bad-no longer in business. The food used to be ok-and the price was ok too..but it no longer is open to the public-I believe the one downtown is still open for business, but I have not checked it out recently. Dearborn needs some good food places and this was one that was fun and affordable to eat at. the... More 

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S. Walpole
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163 reviews 163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is for the diehard hockey fan. the atmosphere makes the above average food offerings taste even better. This is a sports abr at its best.

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saugtuck Mi
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Great food selection, excellant service and perfect location after a visit at the Henry Ford Museum.

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Dearborn Heights
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Service was very slow - it took a long time for our food to come and even longer before our waitress came out from the back room for us to ask for flatware to eat our food. Food was good but overpriced.

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Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I it right next to the exit of Comerica park but it is Packed to the max after games. The top balcony is cool to stay out there when the weather is nice. Good food.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Cheli's is within walking distance of my mom's, so it's and easy choice for family if we need a bite. If a burger and beer sound good, Cheli's is a good choice. It doesn't stand out in any way.

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Clarkston, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Waiting 45 minutes on a three item menu is not what I would have expected. Perhaps if you eliminate the bathroom attendant who can sell you a snickers bar in the toilet with a better cooking staff you might have something worth visiting again. Burgers were cold buns were stale and oh yeah, the chili was uneventful at best.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

It was snowing as we walked inside so the chili was awesome. Sports bar atmosphere with t.v.'s everywhere. Helpful waitress. A little pricey but good.

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Additional Information about Cheli's Chili Bar

Address: 21918 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124-2351
Phone Number: 313-274-9700
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Dearborn
Cuisine: American

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