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“Excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chili's Grill & Bar

Chili's Grill & Bar
139 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-5924
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Ranked #111 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

The food is very, very good. The restaurant is in downtown State College, home of Penn State University, so it's always full of college students. 'Nuff said about that.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good food and good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

No complaints here. Consistently good food at Chili's. Service was good.

Visited March 2012
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USA
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137 reviews 137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Just like every other chain”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

You know what Chilli's is like if you ate at any other chain before. For this one, you should know it's in a very popular location and there's a very good chance you will have to wait to be seated. During football weekends, you can expect that wait to be extraordinary - for example, during this visit, the wait time was 2.5 hours. Here's a hint, sit at the bar. Even if you're not drinking, if there's an open seat, you can get a full menu from the bar area. The service is as friendly as the staff can be- remember, they are running around like crazy trying to take care of a lot of people... and sometimes those people aren't the nicest. The bar staff, although busy, is very friendly. The food and drinks can be found anywhere there is a Chilli's.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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118 reviews 118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“It's a Chili's - you know what you are getting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Great atmosphere. The food - if you like Chili's was good. We sat in the bar area. The service was good. The beer was ICE COLD. I would go there again.

Visited October 2011
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New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Below average even for a Chili's”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

It was very disappointing visiting this establishment. Compared to other Chili's I have visited in the US (which I would rank as average food) this place is below average in food and average in service, Given food is more important so I rank this place as poor. Again food was edible but nothing else. Unlikely I would visit again.

  • Visited December 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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