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Real Chili Restaurant

419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
+1 414-271-4042
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“chili” (24 reviews)
“spaghetti” (9 reviews)
“sour cream” (3 reviews)
419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This greasy spoon-type restaurant is counter service that specializes in Cincinnati-style chili - noodle base. It is a great place for lunch and very satisfying simple food.

Thank David N
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Real Chili is totally a local institution. It's a order at the counter and find seating joint. You pick how you want your chili (medium, spicy, etc.; what toppings; and whether you want beans and or noodles with it). Prices are reasonable (lunch w a...More

Thank Andrea K
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Great old chili joint with good food served by nice people...place is a little rough and dirty but that's also what makes it authentic. Good food available in a variety of ways at a decent price...enjoyed it and will go back.

Thank william h
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This place is what it is. It's a hole in the wall chili joint. The chili is excellent! You can have it many different ways and the staff was friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed eating here and really enjoyed their chili.

Thank adam r
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Decided to visit after seeing this on Food Network and reading relatively good reviews online - what a disappointment! Went around 3 pm - only one other person at counter - numerous dirty tables and dishes - one employee behind counter - asked about some...More

Thank KirbyMKE
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Happened to find this place while walking on Wells street . Wonderful Chili and friendly staff . Will be back !!

Thank joshton
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Just a small place but worth the visit. My husband remembered it from his college days. Quaint and fun.

Thank 920cheriem
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is pretty good food, but it's a bit of a sketchy location. If they updated this place, then it would do a lot better.

Thank OptionRight
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Not ever having been to "the other" Real Chili on East Wells, I had an appointment about a block away and some time on my hands to feed my hunger, Real Chili was right there. The set up is only slightly different than the one...More

Thank MeMeDaVinci
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ended up here on a whim one late night. All of us were impressed. The service was great and very friendly. I got mild chili on spaghetti noodles; my friends got hot chili on spaghetti and beans. It came with a large bowl of...More

Thank Siperdoodles
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Average prices
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-4042
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