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Texas Chili Parlor

) #41 of 3,135 Restaurants in Austin American,
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
+1 512-472-2828
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chilli” (288 reviews)
“texas chili” (25 reviews)
“frito pie” (23 reviews)
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American, Southwestern
1409 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-1634
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the iconic places to eat in Austin and when the Senate and house are in session is know to have some bigwig patrons. The menu is quite extensive and as I wasn't sure what to get, went with the chili sampler....More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for chili and beer. The chili was plentiful and tasted great. I had the habanero and beef chili and a couple shiners. Was def worth the visit. Their mild chili would be too spicy if you are from the north and don't like...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you crave good Tex-Mex, a steak, or a great burger, this is a great place for you (if you can stand the noise)! People are always having a good time at the Chili Parlor, and many are somewhat boisterous about it! There's lots to...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At first thought what was so special, but after getting a bowl ... WOW! Everyone should try this place when visiting Austin.

Thank richardrJ7328IT
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here while attending a seminar nearby. I had the potatoe w/chili and my wife had Mexican flautas. We both had sweet tea. Food was great and the bill was less then $19.00. Strongly recommend this hole in the wall.

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 3 July 2017

So glad I found this place during my trip. Such a nostalgic place with a no BS attitude feel. Come for the chili, stay for them cold lone stars and margaritas!! P.S. Be careful with the XXX CHILI!!!

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place was ok. I was referred here by the hotel across the street, it was the only place open and within walking distance. This place is very low lit I had to turn my phone on to read the menu. Folks can smoke right...More

Thank Vi S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Let me start out by saying this was a really fun place and the whole family loved their food (all different chilis and burgers). But the place smelled like urine (I really don't know if it was the building or the guy refilling our drinks)....More

Thank car t
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went here because it was featured in the movie Death Proof. A really funky little joint that we spent the afternoon sipping drinks in. Would like to go back in the evening sometime when it's probably jumping.

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This place is what I would consider a "hole in the wall". From the outside you might hesitate but if you like good, hot, Texas chili, give it a try! It has that quirky Austin feel to it with interesting things to look at while...More

Thank chaffin4
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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