We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
223 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342-1039
+1 248-334-2267
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

4 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 4: English reviews
Washington, Michigan
Level Contributor
155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been going to the Chili bowl for 30 years and have never found a better coney anywhere. They have been making it happen for over 60 years, it is a basic diner style coney joint with excellent food. The breakfast is great, the lunch sandwiches are great, hamburgers all beef made fresh, no fryer only hash browns fresh... More 

Thank Tim B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

If you're jonesing for a real coney and you don't want to drive to Layfayette downtown, this is the place to go. For something different but the same effect, try the double chili cheeseburger and the home made hashbrowns.

2 Thank Rod C
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Small stand alone place near downtown Pontiac. Started by dad 63 years ago. Now an institution. Typical fun Coney place. Clean, fast, friendly and a joy to visit. Visit and leave with a smile on your face and money in your pocket.

Thank zemkes
Pontiac, Michigan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

Its a small place with big taste. Its not much to look at on the outside but the food is pretty yummy.

Thank MelaniePerez

Travellers who viewed Chili Bowl also viewed


Been to Chili Bowl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Cesar E Chavez Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342-1039
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Pontiac
  • Phone Number: +1 248-334-2267

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chili Bowl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?