Chili John's

★★★★★
  • 2018 W Burbank Blvd

    Burbank, CA 91506

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  • 818-846-3611

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Chili the way chili is supposed to be, spicy meaty, and eaten at a big counter surrounded by old guys. This place has been a Burbank staple for years. You've seen it in the movies and tv a lot too. Go get some chili and wonder bread and

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★★★★★

Chili the way chili is supposed to be, spicy meaty, and eaten at a big counter surrounded by old guys. This place has been a Burbank staple for years. You've seen it in the movies and tv a lot too. Go get some chili and wonder bread and

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went here w/ my work-lunch partner-in-crime a few weeks ago & thought it was awesome. The staff had a cheery attitude, even in the saunaesque conditions in there & they really do serve up a mean bowl of chili.
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went here w/ my work-lunch partner-in-crime a few weeks ago & thought it was awesome. The staff had a cheery attitude, even in the saunaesque conditions in there & they really do serve up a mean bowl of chili.
We wrote a giant review,

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It doesn't get any better than Chili John's. BEST CHILI DOG EVER!!! Gene and his family bought the restaurant from the original owner years ago, and have maintainted the quality that made Chili John's famous.

My recommended meal? Chili Dog with hot chili (it comes in different heat levels), onions, cheese, mustard, and no relish. A root beer. Follow up with a piece of Gene's homemade lemon cream pie. So good you'll cry.

5
★★★★★

It doesn't get any better than Chili John's. BEST CHILI DOG EVER!!! Gene and his family bought the restaurant from the original owner years ago, and have maintainted the quality that made Chili John's famous.

My recommended meal? Chili Dog with hot chili (it comes in different heat levels), onions, cheese, mustard, and no relish. A root beer. Follow up with a piece of Gene's homemade lemon cream pie. So good you'll cry.

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The oldest restaurant in Burbank, this U-shaped trove of chili pleasure is quite a find. When I worked in Burbank I was there every Tuesday. If you like chili and you haven't experienced it yet, go for it.

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The oldest restaurant in Burbank, this U-shaped trove of chili pleasure is quite a find. When I worked in Burbank I was there every Tuesday. If you like chili and you haven't experienced it yet, go for it.

Pros: Chicken chili, over a handmade tamale

Cons: What do you expect from chili?

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If you want to eat only chili, this is the place to go. They serve all kinds of chili from mild to roasting hot ! This place has been in Burbank for over 60 years.

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If you want to eat only chili, this is the place to go. They serve all kinds of chili from mild to roasting hot ! This place has been in Burbank for over 60 years.

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It is sensational! I have a friend from Idaho who always makes a visit to have their chili when he is in the area. He even orders chili makings via express mail so he can enjoy it between visits. It is true the price is a bit steep but it

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It is sensational! I have a friend from Idaho who always makes a visit to have their chili when he is in the area. He even orders chili makings via express mail so he can enjoy it between visits. It is true the price is a bit steep but it

Pros: Great chili

Cons: seats at the horseshow are rather tight

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DO......NOT............DO IT! There is a perfectly good reason for the name JOHN in the title.....because that is either where this concoction came out of or where you will be spending the remainder of your afternoon all while being so

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DO......NOT............DO IT! There is a perfectly good reason for the name JOHN in the title.....because that is either where this concoction came out of or where you will be spending the remainder of your afternoon all while being so

Pros: THEY call it Chili

Cons: It's not

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Even though Chili John's is closed during the summer, I have been going here for almost 20 years. Gene is a hoot! Love the small diner atmosphere and the chili is by far the best I've ever had! That's why I keep coming back. And as far

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Even though Chili John's is closed during the summer, I have been going here for almost 20 years. Gene is a hoot! Love the small diner atmosphere and the chili is by far the best I've ever had! That's why I keep coming back. And as far

Pros: Cheap tasty chili

Cons: Not enough seats

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This restaurant has been here since the 1060's. They serve only chili. Their chili starts at mild and goes all the way to super spicy where you feel like your head will melt. Great meal and the price is fair.

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This restaurant has been here since the 1060's. They serve only chili. Their chili starts at mild and goes all the way to super spicy where you feel like your head will melt. Great meal and the price is fair.

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I love Chili John's... The best chili in the valley. They are closed most of the time in the summer as it is a family run business who closes in the summer time. I have been to may different chili places and nothing is quite the

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I love Chili John's... The best chili in the valley. They are closed most of the time in the summer as it is a family run business who closes in the summer time. I have been to may different chili places and nothing is quite the

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From a first timer, former Sooner and much time in Texas, this is the real deal. the staff was charming and welcomed the "newcomer". The chili is awessome. Unfortunately no room or time for pie! Definitely next time.

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From a first timer, former Sooner and much time in Texas, this is the real deal. the staff was charming and welcomed the "newcomer". The chili is awessome. Unfortunately no room or time for pie! Definitely next time.

Pros: Real chili

Cons: Be prompt it's a small intimate dining experience

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Some reviewers just don't seem to get it. Do you have any idea how old this place is, or its history? Their own oyster crackers are said to have inspired Nabisco to market them. The logo copyright is older than... The Burbank location

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Some reviewers just don't seem to get it. Do you have any idea how old this place is, or its history? Their own oyster crackers are said to have inspired Nabisco to market them. The logo copyright is older than... The Burbank location

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Have lived in Burbank most of my life. Have driven by Chili John's many many times. It's a wonder how this restaurant stays in business. Most of the time I go by, it's closed contrary to the posted hours. Not to mention all the many times

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Have lived in Burbank most of my life. Have driven by Chili John's many many times. It's a wonder how this restaurant stays in business. Most of the time I go by, it's closed contrary to the posted hours. Not to mention all the many times

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Chili John's is a place you go to when you want to go all out with a chili feast -- it is fatty, salty, ladeled on top of a carb-loaded pile of spahgetti and topped with cheddar and more (optional). It is very, very good and the pies are

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Chili John's is a place you go to when you want to go all out with a chili feast -- it is fatty, salty, ladeled on top of a carb-loaded pile of spahgetti and topped with cheddar and more (optional). It is very, very good and the pies are

Pros: Good chili, fabulous pies

Cons: Obnoxious staff

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I'VE BEEN THERE TWICE...AND I'M KICKING MYSELF FOR TRIP #2. THE CHILI I ORDERED WAS DEFINITELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER--DRIED OUT AND TASTELESS. AS A BURBANK RESIDENT FOR BETTER THAN 12 YEARS, I HAVE OFTEN MARVLED HOW THIS JOINT

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I'VE BEEN THERE TWICE...AND I'M KICKING MYSELF FOR TRIP #2. THE CHILI I ORDERED WAS DEFINITELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CONTAINER--DRIED OUT AND TASTELESS. AS A BURBANK RESIDENT FOR BETTER THAN 12 YEARS, I HAVE OFTEN MARVLED HOW THIS JOINT

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If you like chili come to Chili Johns, WOW, fantastic chili at affordable prices. I have been buying chili here since the 1970's and never tire of their chili or the cool atmosphere inside. The outside doesnt look like much, and hasnt changed that I know of, but inside is the best chili. Homemade, you wont find anything in a jar or at any other fast food restaurant that tastes this good. Service is great, its a fun place to stop at for lunch, but can sometimes get busy. Street parking only, give it a try!

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★★★★★

If you like chili come to Chili Johns, WOW, fantastic chili at affordable prices. I have been buying chili here since the 1970's and never tire of their chili or the cool atmosphere inside. The outside doesnt look like much, and hasnt changed that I know of, but inside is the best chili. Homemade, you wont find anything in a jar or at any other fast food restaurant that tastes this good. Service is great, its a fun place to stop at for lunch, but can sometimes get busy. Street parking only, give it a try!

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There are many different options for your chili here. Levels of spiciness, added ingredients (noodles, sour cream, onions, etc...). Fun diner atmos with little waiting time except during a rush. The staff are friendly and easy pleasers.

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There are many different options for your chili here. Levels of spiciness, added ingredients (noodles, sour cream, onions, etc...). Fun diner atmos with little waiting time except during a rush. The staff are friendly and easy pleasers.

Pros: Tasty, Fun

Cons: Not next to my home

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Homemade chili in 3 diffrent flavors served at a 1940's style bar type diner. They put chili on everything from a hot dog to spaghettis. Warning - when they say 'hot' chili, it's hot!!

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Homemade chili in 3 diffrent flavors served at a 1940's style bar type diner. They put chili on everything from a hot dog to spaghettis. Warning - when they say 'hot' chili, it's hot!!

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Do you ever wish you could have gone to Mel's diner in real life? Well now you can. This place is legit! They have filthy menus, stained shirts on the wait staff, there are no tables, and nothing here is healthy...and it's perfect!

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Do you ever wish you could have gone to Mel's diner in real life? Well now you can. This place is legit! They have filthy menus, stained shirts on the wait staff, there are no tables, and nothing here is healthy...and it's perfect!

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There truly are choices at Chili John's. Do you prefer beef, chicken, or vegetarian? Do you prefer it mild, medium, or hot? Do you prefer it over beans, over spaghetti, both, or by itself? Do you like onions, cheese, and/or sour cream? Hot

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There truly are choices at Chili John's. Do you prefer beef, chicken, or vegetarian? Do you prefer it mild, medium, or hot? Do you prefer it over beans, over spaghetti, both, or by itself? Do you like onions, cheese, and/or sour cream? Hot

 

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