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The Chili Parlor

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820 South 9th Steet, Springfield, IL 62703 (Formerly Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor)
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard about this place for years, "it's famous for its chili." This is probably the worst imitation of Chili I've ever eaten. Pure garbage. If you think this is good or genuine chili, go get some of that crap that comes out of a machine at 7-11 to put on your hot dog. It's the only time I've ever been... More 

Thank Phins_Up_Quincy
Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Listed in the places you should visit to experience local eats, we decided to try it for its famous chili. The place is interesting. Far from fancy.

Thank Marcelo S
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124 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Nice spot for lunch.A little different style than home made chili. Lots of beef.to me its a little bland tasting.you can get it hot enough to melt your tongue. its good not great.my 2nd favorite chili place.

Thank Jeff M
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Busy but quick, everyone was extremely nice and helpful, chili was absolutely amazing. I highly recommend it if you're anywhere near Springfield.

Thank Tyler A
New Lenox
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

Found out about this place on the travel channel so made it a point to stop since we were headed that way. Food was very good! Husband did firebrand challenge. Clean place and very friendly workers there! Would visit again when in the area.

Thank DeeO218
Athens, Illinois
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been several times since we found it...I can only do the medium hot and my mouth is still hot 30 minutes later...tamales are good, too. Owner and servers are really nice want the customer to have a really good visit.

Thank 681GregC
Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Good Chili but to much for a cup of it! Owner say's the last people who ran it used cheap ingredients. Maybe but it tasted better. although the last people who worked there were rude.

1 Thank earl r
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74 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I've been going to the Den for at least 40 years and have never been disappointed. I've had the JR Special, formerly known as the Firebrand, several times, mostly because I like "hot", and got my name on the posters many times, even once with a star (for two bowls at one sitting). I usually get the medium and if... More 

Thank Les E
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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274 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Back in town from Mississippi for the holidays went here for lunch. Around 1230 or so and place was packed. Not a big place or anything fancy just great chilli. It didn't take long to get waited on. Here you can order chilli with the desired heat you like. We had a medium and medium hot with a hot dog.... More 

Thank GJTravel
Ne Ohio
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were in town for a night and we saw this place on Man vs Food and wanted to give it a try. I went with a 4 rating because there isn't a 3-1/2. Everyone has an opinion of what makes good chili and I'm just not a fan of oil based chili. For me there just isn't a lot... More 

Thank Ryan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 South 9th Steet, Springfield, IL 62703 (Formerly Joe Rogers’ The Chili Den Parlor)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 12175234989

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