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Chili U

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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547 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018 (Lake & Milwaukee)
+1 847-549-3152
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this place when we were in town for a girls volleyball tournament. My husband ordered the Thai Shrimp Chili & was blown away. He is still talking about how great it was (couple of days later). I had the lobster Mac & Cheese, and found it good, but not great. Probably would not order again. Definitely would go... More 

Thank rkonstanz
Gurnee, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here with some friends recently and I liked it a lot. Nice selection of chilis with variations that I hadn't seen before. The issue came when my wife was trying to order. Some of the chili variations mention beans and some don't, so she ordered one that didn't list beans. When it arrived it had beans in it,... More 

Thank Gregg J
Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was surprisingly great. Never thought chili could be such a fantastic basis for a nicely varied selection of fantastic meals. Highly recommend if you want a unique experience at reasonable prices. Our entire group were all quite happy with the experience and plan to go back.

1 Thank hhsup
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

After reading all the excellent reviews about this place I was excited to go and try it. I took my husband there for a Friday night dinner. The food was average, menu was miss leading we order a sampler platter in description it said 2 fried pickles, 2 egg rolls and 2 fried shrimps. When we got the plate there... More 

Thank Anulka1983
Buffalo Grove, IL
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The food was very good and they have many very unique chili's. I will go back but there are so many good restaurants in Libertyville it is hard to chose which one to enjoy.

Thank Chuck_Ma
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Quite low key,sat at bar chilli and a drink.pretty big place,love the bathroom nice and clean.maybe I'll go back and check out the back part.

Thank Javier S
Deerfield, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We loved it here - great vegetarian options, excellent chilis, and fun atmosphere. Dom took great care of us - we're leaving full and more than satisfied!

Thank nrigler
Mundelein, Illinois
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264 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I'm never disappointed here! I love the decor! I like the fact that you can just seat yourself. I love sitting by the window and people watch. I recommend the chorizo egg rolls for starters. I ordered the almond crusted chicken salad it was tasty! I took the picture after I started my meal sorry...

1 Thank Stephanie C
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group -seated quickly and staff attentive and pleasant. Nice atmosphere Food average but plentiful Probably not return as nothing was really great. Nothing bad just not screaming you need to come back.

Thank kcs r
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58 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a group there with drinks and heavy appetizers in a private room. Our server was a tornado. Pleasant and on top of everything I have not had that great of service ever. we had: • Spicy Chorizo Eggrolls - Good • Ricotta Meatballs - Good • Chili U Fried Shrimp - GREAT • Peppercorn Tuna - ok •... More 

Thank Kym D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 547 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048-2018
    (Lake & Milwaukee)
  • Public Transportation: Libertyville Metra
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Libertyville
  • Phone Number: +1 847-549-3152

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?