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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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423 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5328
+1 817-421-4888
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for the chili based on the reviews, and I had high expectations, which the chili promptly exceeded. The temperature of the chili was served hot (not warm or lukewarm), which I appreciate. The chili was served with a whole, fresh jalapeño on top. The chili had a very savory base with just the right amount of cheese... More 

Thank RazorTraveler
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great yummy, Texas style chili, like grandaddy used to make. Yum! Fun atmosphere too, and good for group parties.

Thank Pennie W
Grapevine, Texas
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly think that Tolbert's is an average restaurant with an exceptionally good product - their chili!! Love the donkey tails because I am a junk food lover at heart! Service has always been pretty good. Pricing is fair for downtown Grapevine.

Thank Christy B
Vero Beach, Florida
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137 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tolbert's is a Grapevine institution. They serve classic Texas dishes and have a casual vibe. I ate there with a group of people so I got to sample many different things. Loved the chili and the donkey tails (beef franks wrapped in flour tortilla and deep fried) are fabulous. Salads are fresh and tasty, plus they have a wide array... More 

Thank whereverimayroamblog
Piedmont, South Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only ordered a bowl of chili as I am a native Texan and enjoy a good bowl of red. It was good but a little on the greasy side.

Thank texicans1
Dallas, Texas
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193 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beer options seemed more extensive than the food, so that sets the stage. Our group had 3 chilis - and servings seemed small for the price. My catfish sandwich was nicely breaded and fried properly - but the bun overwhelmed the 1 filet- fries were the side - for $10 sandwich I would haven expected a choice and something green.... More 

Thank MSLovell
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fast and friendly service. Delicious food! Must visit! Went to lunch with 5 of us during peak hours. Good food and super friendly service, will be back.

Thank Glen P
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lively restaurant with live bands, hot chili and cold draft beer. Highly recommend this historic downtown Grapevine original.

Thank Coachsuperg
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've had canned chili better so that was a huge disappointment. There was no real flavor and very watery. We got appetizers and plates in a wide variety and none of them really stood out as something I'd want again except maybe the sides of macaroni. In the end the price wasn't worth it.

Thank Shelby B
Houston, Texas, Usa
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a beautifully restored old building in Old Downtown Grapevine, the atmosphere is as good as the food. The original owner was the founder of the Terlingua Chili Cookoff, so obviously chili is their go to. Loved it. Also had the burger with chili. Flame grilled with lots of chili on top, quality meat and bun, it was delicious.... More 

Thank Daniel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 S Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Grapevine
  • Phone Number: +1 817-421-4888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?