We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dixie Chili INC

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2421 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41014-1665
+1 859-431-7444
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank undercoverboss2016
Level Contributor
173 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Helpful?
Thank jb s
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Travis F
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
559 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 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.

Helpful?
Thank explorepossibilities
Florence, Kentucky
Level Contributor
93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank bearcats37
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
258 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 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 

Helpful?
Thank adam b
Covington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
109 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank John K
central Virginia
Level Contributor
118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank djlovindan
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
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 

Helpful?
Thank Traveler5600
Saint Augustine, Florida
Level Contributor
69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

I discovered Dixie Chili only a few years ago when I first visited KY with my boyfriend. Having been born and raised there, he introduced me to one of his favorite meals: Cincinnati chili. We tried Dixie, Skyline and Gold Star (yes, all within the same week) and he didn't tell me which he thought was the best but let... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Foodie F

Travelers who viewed Dixie Chili INC also viewed

 

Been to Dixie Chili INC? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dixie Chili INC staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?