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Joe Rogers' Original Recipe Chili Parlor

820 S 9th Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 522-3722
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Ranked #99 of 426 restaurants in Springfield
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
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Paducah, KY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I think all of the proceeding post pretty well covers this place. As mentioned the chili here is one of a kind that you're not going to find anywhere else. I had eaten in this restaurant about thirty years ago and moved from the area and forgot about it. It was recently featured on Man vs. Food. Anyway I made... More

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St. Louis
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Went there recently for the second time. Originally saw it on Man v. Food and wanted to check it out. As the others have said... -Quick service. -The chili is oily and different than others you may have had, but we liked it. -It's hot. I tried the medium, and it made me sweat. They also have a mild, hot... More

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Delavan, Il
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Those few who wrote the chilli has no flavor must not have tastebuds! My usual is medium bowl of touch, light oil/beans w/ a tamale or hotdog. The heat is in the meat. Yes they only accept cash, is kinda costly for chilli, limited parking/hrs, but is oh so tasty & worth it!

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The chili was ok, the tamales tasted pre made, there was no air conditioning (it was hot in there), have them hold the oil. We we not greeted by the counter staff. The owner was very nice and personable. My friend did the firebrand chili challenge and said that was good. Kind of pricy and they only take cash.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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458 reviews 458 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We've visited Springfield for years and never noticed this little place on 9th Street. Once we saw it we had to stop and try the chili. You enter and walk to the counter to order. She had the mild/medium. I got the medium hot and a Denburger. The food was served up before I got my change! (Cash only here.)... More

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Chatham, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This was honestly the worst place I could have eaten in Springfield. The service was pathetic and I quickly overheard the workers spewing terrible language and insults among themselves about the customers and spent too much time on their phones. On top of that, my order was incorrect and when it was finally given to me, the grease made the... More

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Chatham, Illinois, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Love that you can have them mix up exactly what YOU like in your chili. Feel like no beans? Done. Feel like extra meat? Done. Want it spicy hot? Done. Want it mild? Done. And the combinations go on and on. Love this place!

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

. . . not necessarily a good thing. I ordered a special - chili, tamale and drink. It was plenty of food. First, the tamale was nothing special, I would not order it again. Now the chili - I grew up on oily chili so I knew what to expect. If you haven't had it before, you should order it... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Visit springfield area a few times a year and always find time to stop by here and get my fix. I like the medium with a touch chili and the den burgers. The chili is very different as in nobody ever makes it this way anymore. The taste is awesome very greasy, the heat is a little much if you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We thought that we would challenge ourselves and do the chilli challenge. The chilli is very average, really needed salt or flavouring though. I did the first bowl in about 5 mins but my husband needed 2 pints of milk so maybe I am being unkind. There are quite a few who have done he challenge on the wall and... More

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