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George the Chili King

5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
+1 515-277-9433
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible16%
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American, Fast food, Diner
5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried the famous George the Chili King over lunch.. It was busy, with people waiting in line.. we sat at the counter and I had the Chili Dog with fries.. It's a nice place to sit inside or outside for lunch.. Give it a try...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 16 April 2018

You set at counter on red vinyl seats or a side area. Watch food cooking in front of you. Food served on white paper with plastic utensils. Enjoy the chili, coney. Fries and onion rings are a large quantity. Prices are fair. Been around for...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

First of all, I have been going to the Chili King for over 60 years. First with my dad many years ago when they used to be downtown, and now I take my grand kids there and hope the place never closes. If it does...More

1  Thank larrywheeler1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Went with good expectations. My wife and I are big fans of triple d. It is most definitely a dive. The waitress was not very friendly. We ordered the chili and we were disappointed. It was luke warm at best. My wife said she has...More

1  Thank rmmitch
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The chili isn't really that great, the hamburgers aren't either. The tenderloins are pretty good. And if you like dive bar greasy diner food, then this is your place. I often end up with diarrhea after eating here, so I've pretty much stopped going. The...More

Thank ThatOneIowaGuy
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Little hole in the wall on the side of the road. Old school style chilli. Could use a bit more spice, but good! Definately worth the drive!

Thank Lovewinds
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I have seen the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode that features this old style drive-in twice. There was such a fuss made about the chili that we felt we had to try it since we were in the neighborhood. We are from Texas, so 'chili'...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Triple DDD app lead us to this unique Mom and Pop diner where we sat at the counter and chatted with the staff and granddaughter of George. Yummy chili cheese fries and pork tenderloin sandwich. You'd think the ketchup and onions on the sandwich...More

1  Thank BigBubbas
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Triple D spot and it was all 3, a dive diner drive in... was good but I ranked it a two for integrity. They have a special pork loin Triple D made them famous for but they don't always have hand made/batter one so they...More

Thank bigstevehd
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Terrible- a fly in the onion rings, cheeseburger was frozen and flat! Chili was mush! I ate there many times in the 60's and remember it fondly with decent food! Took my wife there and ate inside. It was not clean and burger was not...More

Thank finleyjj
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-277-9433
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