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“apparently chili's is the nicest restaurant in town.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chili's Grill & Bar

Chili's Grill & Bar
2808 Lenwood Road, Barstow, CA
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Ranked #6 of 89 Restaurants in Barstow
Cuisines: American
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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
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“apparently chili's is the nicest restaurant in town.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

i'm not one for chains, especially on vacation, but it was either this or the sizzler. we decided not to risk it.

and whaddiya know, it was a great dining experience! we did the $20 for an appetizer and 2 entrees, which is a ridiculously good deal for the amount and quality of food we got. our eyes being ever larger than our stomachs, we also ordered a salad.

the corn in the guac added some flavor you don't usually get. a nice twist on a simple dish that i eat often.
the salsa was pureed- not really my thing, but it was good.
the chips were greasy n kinda gross. we ate our leftover dips the next day with some wavy lays we had in the car.

cobb salad: a breath of fresh air after all the junk we'd been eating. mmmm...i want one now!

the ribs were just ok. with a jingle so catchy people still sing it a decade later, this should totally be their best dish. shame on them.
the grilled scrimp tacos on the other hand were spicy and delectible. i actually ate a leftover taco for breakfast. for breakfast! this from a girl who won't eat anything but breakfast food as the first meal of the day, even if she doesn't get up until 3 pm.

we each tried a margarita- she a "freshest," and me a pomegranate. not bad, but a tad overpriced.

service: can't complain. friendly, quick but not rushed, and correct.

so the moral of the story is, don't bring a date to barstow. but if you must dine out while you're there, chili's is where it's at.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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