Phoenix is surprisingly known for its love of chili. Though it’s the official dish of Texas, it’s become an American staple all over, and Phoenix is the third most chili-loving city — putting it high on the list for people wanting to taste some delectable dishes featuring the good stuff. To help you celebrate National Chili Month, we have compiled a list of the best restaurants in Phoenix to get chili.
The Place is known for its amazing breakfast spread, there’s no doubt about that. But what you may not know about this local restaurant is that it offers two different kinds of chili a la carte or as part of many meal favorites, like chili burgers and a chili-smothered breakfast burrito.
Ranch House Grille proudly offers tons of American fare, from biscuits and gravy to their delectable red chili omelet, complete with hash browns. Not only do they offer their homemade red chili, but they also have an award-winning pork chile verde that will open your eyes — and maybe your sinuses. Just keep some water nearby.
The homemade “cumin-spiked” chili at this restaurant in Phoenix is designed to top dogs and fries alike, including their mouth-watering chili cheese fries. But don’t forget: you can also get the chili on its own, or even as part of a Frito pie. If you haven’t heard of a Frito pie yet, you haven’t lived with enough chili in your life — so go get one!
View the Best Nacho Spots Near Phoenix
Need some more of that spicy kick? View our list of the best nacho spots near Phoenix.
Even if Phoenix is only the third-most enthusiastic city in the world for chili, their restaurants know how to celebrate it. If you’re looking for the best Texas-themed restaurants in Phoenix, the staff at Texaz Grill keeps their chili bowls warm for October, or as they call it, “National Chili Month”.
Like all great restaurants near Phoenix that offer chili, Johnny’s is one of those that makes it in-house. Wherever you choose to put your chili — on a dog, on a burger, on fries, or just in a bowl with a mountain of cheese on top — Johnny’s is a well-kept secret in Tempe that keeps everyone happy with their homemade chili.
Featured Image Credit: Ranch House Grille Facebook Page