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Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilli” (304 reviews)
“texas chili” (26 reviews)
“frito pie” (26 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed yesterday

You must visit the Texas Chili Parlor for the experience! The chili is unique with large pieces of tender meat. Do not only get the chili because many of the other options are just as good. Try it all!

Thank Jacque Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted a quick bite and used TA to find this spot and looked at the menu so decided to make a visit. We nearly changed our minds, based on the outside and the bar-like environment, don't judge a book by the cover. The service...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is excellent, it is an eclectic little unassuming dive bar that is most definitely worth finding. I have yet to have a meal that wasn't delicious. The service is great and it's pretty cheap. Go visit the capitol, have a nice time, work...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got to the restaurant and were told to seat ourselves. We took the least dirty table. The ones that were not occupied were still full of dirty dishes. Five to ten minutes later our waitress, M., brought menus and took our drink order and...More

Thank Ldiamont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is good. Some dishes are exceptional. The queso and the gumbo are superb. The chili is great. The burgers are excellent, as well. Close your eyes, out your finger down on the menu. You'll hit something you'll love.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Delicious Venison chili! I had the frito pie with venison chili, jalapeños and onions. Perfect blend of spice and flavor with friendly waitstaff as well! Highly recommend!

Thank BS_Kat_12
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Sometimes all things chili is just the thing your body needs. We tried chili a multitude of ways, by itself in varying degrees of intensity, with steak and with Fritos...all were so very tasty. The perfectly cold Shiners was the cherry on the sundae!

Thank Blaine C
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

I love to go to Texas Chili Parlor! The venison chili is delicious and a rare find. The salads are fresh and the baked potatoes are great. I just ordered a guacamole chalupa and with all the lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced olives, it was a...More

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Took a large group for lunch, the folks were friendly and fast, and we all ordered large bowls of chili. The small won't be big enough for most folks, so get the large. The no beans was the favorite and is the traditional way to...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018

We've been patronizing the Chili Parlor for almost 40 years. We've been there twice in the past 2 weeks, late at night after concerts. The drinks are always great (try the Magnum) and the food is good. The staff is friendly, especially the bartenders.

Thank tacgaines
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Response from HecMen | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking meters very close by. You shouldn't have any trouble at all finding a spot. I was there during a UT football game and found a spot with no trouble.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-472-2828
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