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Dixie Chili INC

Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast Food
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2421 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41014-1665
(859) 431-7444
11:00 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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3 of 5 stars 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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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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3 of 5 stars 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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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
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4 of 5 stars 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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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Traveler5600
Saint Augustine, Florida
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Foodie F
Clermont, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012 via mobile

Eating Dixie chili as a child was THE big treat and now when stopping in greater Cincinnati it has become the same great treat. The Coneys were as ordered and very satisfying. The menu has expanded but I remain a traditionalist.

Thank rogersober

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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: (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?