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The Chili Parlor

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820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624 (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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Riverton, Illinois
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though Mary Ann is not there all the time, the new owners has not changed anything. I have been going there for Chili for over 50 years and really glad the new owner has not changed the Chili. He even visited each table with a warm hello, just like Marry Ann did. AWESOME.

Thank James C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Chili Parlor has five levels of chili hotness you can order. Better get there right when they open at 11:00 a.m. to avoid the line. Always a few faithfuls waiting for the door to be unlocked! Was introduced to the Chili Parlor by a Springfield native son! have been back multiple times when I visit Springfield. They were on... More 

Thank clareo207
Chesapeake, Virginia
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I picked up a bowl of "Fire Brand" to go.....and took it out to my family back on the farm. We wanted to taste it to see if was as good as the "Den Chili Parlor" original. It was.....so I will be ordering several quarts to go for our reunion lunch. A lot of the reviews on the site for... More 

Thank Ken C
Springfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I've been a loyal customer since my childhood days, it was my favorite chili then and still is today. The chili cheese burger is my absolute favorite and is a must try to say the least. They have the friendliest staff and by far one of the cleanest restaurants I have ever had the pleasure of dining in. Great food,... More 

Thank Randa31
Grapevine, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We were visiting from Texas and had to try the famous Chili Parlor. I found it very unique and tasty! It's so different from Texas chili. We had them freeze some so we could take it back with us. Then when that ran out we ordered more to ship! There is a reason that restaurant has been in business for... More 

Thank hodges27
Level Contributor
109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
153 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
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 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624 (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?