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Dixie Chili INC

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
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2421 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41014-1665
+1 859-431-7444
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Covington, Kentucky
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the best chain chili in the area. Yes better than skyline. Try the cheese Coney with jalapenos it is great. I get the gyro Everytime I go.

Thank Pete R
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This particular Dixie Chilli is one of the best run locations around. The service is great and the portions are huge. No 16 year old employees playing around at this store. Nice seating area and plenty of parking.

1 Thank undercoverboss2016
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189 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves in Covington, Kentucky on a Saturday night and decided to try the famous Dixie Chili. We got there shortly before closing. This is a small intimate place that actually has a nice atmosphere inside. Tried the chilidogs and it's kind of refreshing to be able to have beer with your coneys, something you can't do at the... More 

Thank jb s
Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm so upset that I got recommended to this place as if the chili was anything more than average. Perhaps that's what I get for saying I was hungry instead of asking where was some delicious food. I've had a better bowl of chili from Wendy's! As far as their chili cheese hotdogs, well, put chili/cheese on their pork hotdogs... More 

Thank Travis F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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593 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

'Cincinnati' chili that is somehow lean, and delicious with a very generous cheese offering. I am always happy when I visit.

Thank explorepossibilities
Florence, Kentucky
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2015

Dixie chili is very good, do t get the attention of other big chain resturants in. Chili rich Cincinnati, Norhtern Ky chili paroles, but the portions are great and the chili just seems thicker and richer, plus they have a good sandwich menu, there is only 3 Dixie Chli's in the area, if you are craving a 3 way, give... More 

1 Thank bearcats37
Indianapolis, Indiana
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274 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2014

We tried this one the same day as Camp Washington and this one is quite a bit better. Once again this location is NOT what we have come to expect when we eat Cincy style chili. The chili here cannot be eaten alone. It simply has way too much cinnimon and brown sugar. It was literally gritty on your teeth.... More 

Thank adam b
Covington, Kentucky
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108 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

If you like chili, you'll like Dixie. We think it's superior in every way to the 800 pound gorilla of chili - Skyline Chili. The decor is refreshingly retro, the staff is as friendly as can be and the 5-way is the best.

Thank John K
central Virginia
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

NOT your "cookiecutter" trash; THIS is REAL. A neighbor business says this is "Cincinnati-style Chili". We had no idea there WAS such, and we were hesitant- - in Virginia, chili often means terribly overpeppered inedibles. What Virginians often accept as chili HURTS. Dixie Chili has DELICIOUS chili, and it digests well and does NOT hurt. It's very good.. Even affordable.... More 

1 Thank djlovindan
Cincinnati, Ohio
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

This is the best chili around but the staff is just plain rude. I drove through the drive thur, the rude lady hit my car with the bank like drawer and sighed when I ask for knapkins. Did not catch her name but large, grey and mean looking. Kinda like a PE teacher. Regardless Ill go back and hope the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2421 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41014-1665
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-431-7444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?