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“Really good breakfast” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chili Mac's Diner

Chili Mac's Diner
Ranked #96 of 2,874 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Downtown
Rapid City, South Dakota
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Really good breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Chili Mac's feels like somewhere you've been before, like a diner you've seen in a movie. Three sisters were running the place, food came quickly and the prices were great. Would definitely go back and be a little more adventurous with the menu choices, but the French Toast was wonderful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A blast from the Past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

Visiting St Louis went to Chili Mac's for breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed food and atmosphere. The cook and the waitress (maybe sisters?) shouted orders and confirmations back and forth. Only the two of them plus one busboy so service was a little slow but the colorful setting made up for it. Biscuits and gravy were great, as were ham and eggs and pancakes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jake J
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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“We ate breakfast here every day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a typical diner that is run very efficiently by a team of great people and delivered some awesome food. The food choices were very good. If we would have been closer later in the day we would have eaten lunch there too because it looked like there were some great choices. One of the bellmen at our hotel told us this was the place to go for breakfast and he was spot on!

Visited July 2013
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Thank Phil D
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Atlanta
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Took my kids back in Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

A great experience! Saw the restaurant on trip advisor, our hotel was a block away in down town Saint Louis. We walked in and it felt like I walked back in time with my dad when I was little and he would take me out for breakfast on Sundays in rural Nebraska. You have to try the French toast, susage - egg- potato - pancakes. Not a tourist stop, cops were walking in for breakfast, bit all tourists that went to a cafe as a kid should take his fam. Our waitress took our order (didn't need to write it down) called it out, then even went to the griddle and cooked part of our order. Had to try a bowl of chili for breakfast... It's on the sign, very very good chili.

Visited July 2013
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Thank clintbo
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Everything you need for the makings of an all American diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

As the name implies this place serves chili, and on a lot of the menu items. I hear that this used to be one of the old OT Hodge chili parlors that have been closed for a while now. But this has retained the same atmosphere. It is a diner, food is quick, service is good, and the price is right. I was peer pressured into a slinger, despite my previous opinion of it. It turned out great! Basically its sliced fried potatoes, hamburger patty, cheese, topped with chili diced onions and shredded cheese served with toasted bread. It definitely fills you up.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Volkan B
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