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Chili John's

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2018 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA 91506-1319
+1 818-846-3611
11:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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South Central Orange County, CA
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134 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stools matched the classic look. Even if I wouldn't have been wowed by the nostalgic... More 

Thank Shiroh
Makati, Philippines
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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
Los Angeles, California
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697 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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 order the chili cheese dog, which I did. The super friendly waitress had me try... More 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 and went well with the chili. Think the only downside was no bathroom. Would definitely... More 

Thank Nebraska40
Burbank, California
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
Calabasas, California
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 my wife and daughter were hungry but threw theirs out it was so bad). The... More 

Thank Martin Y
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 up on you. The people that work there are great and part of the experience.... More 

Thank Rita T
Manteca, California
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 us a sample of each type of chili that they offered. The chicken chili was... More 

Thank TravelBugKrueger
Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
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. There is a variety of chili beyond the original "red" and there are other menu... More 

Thank RevLovebrew
Poplar Grove, IL
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A friend of mine from LA told me about this place, it was on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, so, I checked out the video, tossed the diet aside and headed on over. It truly is amazing chili, a little pricey, but worth it. The staff was very hospitable and offered my wife and I samples. I will return the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?