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The Chili Parlor

820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624
+1 217-523-4989
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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“tamales” (12 reviews)
“beans” (12 reviews)
“chilli” (68 reviews)
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820 S 9th St, Springfield, IL 62703-1624
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Chili Parlor has the best tasting chili. You can order it any way you want, mild medium, medium hot, hot or firebrand. You can also add a touch of heat to the medium. You can have it with or without beans. The flavor is...More

Thank Jim_Cox1946
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Been eating Joe Rogers chilli since I was a kid. It's still the best and maybe the only authentic Springfield style(read tavern style) chilli around. Often copied, never duplicated. The last time I had a tamale there it was not that good. Kind of dried...More

Thank Skipton T
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We're from Michigan and have never tasted chili like this truly amazing .... loved it.. wish it was closer to home

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Was just as good as everyone said it was, maybe better!!! Will be back for sure. And if you like it hot, your in the right place!

Thank Maricopachris
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a fun little lunch joint with Great Chili. You can order your chili as hot as you desire, however I suggest you use caution!

Thank Galen T
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

As the weather gets colder this becomes an even more favorite place to eat in Springfield. Is specializes on chili and it can be served alone or with other food items such as hotdogs. It's quick and inexpensive for lunch.

Thank Clevlander
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Been going to The Den, JR Rogers, now The Chili Parlor for 40 years. Always great experience, chili, and ambiance! Never changes (except price!)

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 20 October 2016 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...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 23 August 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...More

Thank clareo207
Reviewed 30 July 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...More

Thank Ken C
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
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: +1 217-523-4989
  • E-mail