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Chili John's

) #68 of 356 Restaurants in Burbank €€ - €€€ American, Mexican
2018 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506-1319
+1 818-846-3611
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“spicy beef” (3 reviews)
“spaghetti” (9 reviews)
“beans” (9 reviews)
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American, Mexican
€€ - €€€
2018 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506-1319
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an odd place - and I mean that in a good way. Walk through the door and you're standing in front of a 70's lunch counter. The staff is extremely friendly, and very proud of their chili. To give you an idea, they...More

Thank tourpilot
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Unlike retro restaurants and cafes, Chili John's is the real deal. At first I couldn't tell if it was still a going concern as the building looked like it was a movie set. It certainly looked old from the outside, and the horseshoe counter and...More

Thank Shiroh
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The spaghetti with chili and extra cheese is my comfort food. They've been around since 1920 and now i know why. Great value for money

Thank Vanessa51910
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Old school since 1946. I love trying out different chili recipes from all the restaurants around LA county, everyone has their secret recipe. This place has character and charm and hasn't been restored. I wasn't sure what to order so another patron told me to...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the whole experience. Small little place with only counter seating was greeted right when I walked in. Was given samples of all the chili which was great. Really loved the chili had it sloppy joe style, and the homemade lemon pie was delicious...More

Thank Nebraska40
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great little hole in the wall chili spot. great chili with out all the hoopla.been eating here for over 20 years and chili has always stayed the same.

Thank craigvwoody
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I would have given this place 2 two star rating if they weren't so expensive. First off, the chili, both beef and vegetarian are probably the worse chili I've ever had. The beef is so oily and weird tasting, the vegetarian is almost inedible (both...More

Thank Martin Y
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

So go for the great chili and the great atmosphere. It's a hole in the wall with lots of character. Chili is really good but probably different than you have had before. I think the chili dog is the way to go. Hot version sneaks...More

Thank Rita T
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are huge Disney fans, so it was a must to visit one of the places he eat ate frequently. This is a small, cozy joint with no tables, only a counter. Since we have never been, one of the waiters gave...More

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Chili John's has been featured on Food Network and they are still receiving visitors and surplus customers as a result. They have a fine establishment, an interesting interior. Though small, it sports a large U-shaped counter/bar from which everyone is served their portions of chili....More

Thank RevLovebrew
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David L
do they have chili dogs?
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2018 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506-1319
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-846-3611
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