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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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It's a chili joint. The chili is good. The menu is what you would expect form a chili stand. Its nicer inside than you would think by looking outside. Nothing special but still good. They only take cash so keep that in mind before you go. The staff was nice and the place was clean.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
BillCumbee
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Portage, Indiana
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Destin, Florida
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Chili is like beer, spaghetti, and barbecue sauce: everyone has their own opinion of what is good. In my opinion, this chili is just outstanding. The Chili Parlor has been a Springfield landmark since the 1940s, operating from several different locations. The current building is small, nondescript, and there isn't a lot of parking. Inside, it's bright and sparkling clean.... More 

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Portage, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a chili joint. The chili is good. The menu is what you would expect form a chili stand. Its nicer inside than you would think by looking outside. Nothing special but still good. They only take cash so keep that in mind before you go. The staff was nice and the place was clean.

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Riverton, Illinois
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Always a great time. A must if you are just passing thru. A place you will want to visit time and time again

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Mufreesboro
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Chili was fantastic! So glad they reopened. Absolutely great customer service!! And a great history.

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Springfield, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Chili Parlor is the current name of The Den/ Joe Roger's Chili due to legal reasons. Maryanne Rogers has restored the quality that we've known and loved in Springfield for generations. Firebrand is a little hotter than I can handle, but

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Renton, Washington, United States
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 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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Additional Information about The Chili Parlor

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

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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?