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The Chili Parlor

Mexican, American
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820 South 9th Steet, Springfield, IL 62703 (Formerly Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor)
+1 217-522-3722
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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My stomach wasn't up for the chili this particular day but I got the burger which was a crumbly loose meat burger with melted cheese. YUM ! My sister in law raved about her tamale being the best she had ever eaten. My nephews had the hot dogs which just looked like hot dogs. Fun, quick order... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
ducksmjb
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Troy, Missouri
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Renton, Washington, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

What agreat place to have Chili or a Chili Dog. Very loyal local following. Owner is present just about all the time and she really knows her customers. Try the hot stuff if you like - It's called Firebrand - Be ready for heat though.

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Troy, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My stomach wasn't up for the chili this particular day but I got the burger which was a crumbly loose meat burger with melted cheese. YUM ! My sister in law raved about her tamale being the best she had ever eaten. My nephews had the hot dogs which just looked like hot dogs. Fun, quick order at the counter... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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433 reviews 433 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you are a chili lover, this is a great place to try. We had heard of it on the radio in Chicago. We were in Springfield for business and thought we would stop here for lunch. What was intriguing were the levels of spiciness in the chili. We even took several pints back to Chicago, for some of the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I live in Chicago and made the drive down to Springfield specifically for chili from The Chili Parlor. I had been here many times before when it was under different ownership. It is now owned by the family that originally opened the Parlor. The new owner, Mary Ann and her staff are very friendly. The food and service is very... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten chili al over the US and can honestly say that Joe Rogers is the best. If you can eat one bowl of the "Fir Brand" you may write your name on a poster. People from all over the world has come to Springfield to experience Joe Roger's chili. Joe has passed away but his daughter, Maryann has... More 

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Champaign, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went here for lunch while I was in the area for a day long meeting. The food was really good. I had the chili cheese dog, tamale and a pint of medium chili. The tamale was my favorite. I wish I would of been more courageous and have gotten a hotter (i.e. spicier) chili. The medium was good but... More 

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Denver
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7 reviews 7 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am originally from Springfield and began eating Chili as a child at the Den. Now each visit home, Joe Rogers, (now called The Chili Parlor) we make a visit for this wonderful chili. Great service and great chili!!!

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Savoy, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We have been going to Joe Rodgers for years and always make a stop when we visit Springfiled. The chili is a true original and can be as spicy or plain as you desire. Their tamales are also quite tasty. We have never been disappointed in the food but contrary to days of old, the chili and other menu items... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Joe Rodgers is now back to the original owners daughter Marianne Rogers. The chili once again is the the very best you cab find anywhere. Give it a try when you are in town. You won't be sorry.,

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Springfield, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Joe's wife is back in charge and it's back to that good family feeling. Food is great as always. Drop in for lunch!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 South 9th Steet, Springfield, IL 62703 (Formerly Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-522-3722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?