Where to Get the Best Bowl of Chili in The Valley

You might think that Arizonans only know about green chiles, rather than the meat dish whose roots in Texas go as far as the lone star. But you’d be wrong! In and around Phoenix, there are several places where you can head to get a bowl full of good ol’ chili con carne. Waste no more time — have a look at where to get the best chili in the Valley!

Texaz Grill

6003 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Homestyle Southern food, barbecue, and even some steakhouse staples? Could you ask for more? At Texaz Grill, you’re likely to find many dishes to satisfy you, and maybe even leave you with your belt undone to make room for the food baby. But if you’re smart, you’ll grab yourself a bowl — or even a Frito pie — full of the Texaz Red, their homemade chili recipe.

CC’s Mesquite Broiler

12235 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85022

Whether you come for the cuisine or the atmosphere, people just love CC’s. You can not only enjoy a keto menu if you’re staying away from carbs, but you can get wings, quesadillas, a delicious tri-tip salad, or a side dish like the Mesquite Zucchini. You can also find CC’s Chili, served up with garlic bread — and an option for a cheese blend if you want that tang on top!

Mim’s Burger & BBQ

2707 E Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85040

Not everything needs to be in a bowl to make you happy. That’s why Mim’s offers chili on tons of things, including hot links and burgers, or even their chili burrito and their version of Frito pie. Are you interested in having a great mix of American and Mexican food in an unassuming eatery? We thought you might be. Mim’s is perfect for your needs — just make sure to order chili on whatever you’re getting.

Chicago Hamburger Co.

3749 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Need a place to enjoy Windy City-style hot dogs and burgers? You might just love Chicago Hamburger Co. It’s in the name. But what’s better is how they handle chili. You can get your cupful, or you can get it on fries, or even a hot dog covered in the stuff. They call it a real “fork and knifer,” just to warn you — so you’ll need to dress in your least favorite clothes if you’re not the cleanest eater. All that said, it’s still an amazing place to get your chili fix in the Valley, hands down!

5 & Diner

5220 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Between the bread is where you’ll find your chili options at 5 & Diner. This hotspot for the throwback 1950s setting and cuisine sets people up with classics like chili cheese fries if you’re into that sort of thing. But even better is the Chili Size, a burger that, with a great ladle of chili on top, sits open-faced on your plate. It’s the only way you can really eat a burger like this, topped not only with homemade chili but with onions and cheddar, to boot!

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