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Nick's Chili Parlor

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2621 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2143
+1 317-924-5005
06:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 19:30
Mon - Wed 06:30 - 22:00
Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I consider myself a chili snob. This is just tasty No frills, plain good chili... Large portions. Cheap prices. Had the chili 5 ways, Chili dog and lemon merange pie. Way too much food even for a large eater like me. Pie had nice crust, tangy and sweet flavor.

Thank 14ll41
Marion, Indiana
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Couldn't find a place to eat, drove by, thought about it, turned around and went in. First impressions say a lot; and our first impression was how clean it was. Even on a sloppy day the floor was clean. Nick's offers a wide variety of hotdogs (we had the Chicago dog) and chilli with plenty of toppings from which to... More 

Thank Vera B
Scottsburg, Indiana
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stopped in after a trip to the Indianapolis zoo. I had the footlong chilli cheese dog and fries, my wife and son had chilli with spaghetti and they said it was some of the best restaurant made chilli they had ever had!The staff couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful! Will be back!

Thank eddie749
Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had to try their chili. Ended up going with a chili cheese dog that was delicious. Great place for chili and dogs...

Thank Paul P
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My husband and father in law love Nick's. Chili is the thing and everyone loves it. I'm not a chili fan but the hot dogs are always fine for me I do like the coleslaw. The cakes look good but haven't tried one yet.

Thank Gerry N
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

My husband is wild about Nick's Coney dogs, I tried the pork tenderloin and it was great ! Prices are not to bad, we had people tell us they stop here for the chili and it was the best around, but we haven't tried it, stop in and give them a trycwr are going there again in the next day... More 

Thank Roberta S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

great hot five alarm chili that is just terrific. also get the cornbread and the delicious desserts.

Thank Guy B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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847 reviews
783 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Not my favorite, but honest and original. Generous bowl is less than $5. Staff is friendly, but very loud. That what comes with good food in the 'hood.

Thank BatGuano30
Indianapolis, Indiana
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

I visited on a cold, rainy day. I ordered the chili with onions, cheese, beans, spaghetti, and sour cream. It was under $6 and I decided to dine in instead of to go. The whole place was clean, bright (in an inviting way), and the staff was friendly. Looking forward to another great lunch in the future.

Thank breezyg03
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

They have these huge tenderloins!! They won't even fit on the bread!! The garlic bread is fire!! The hot dogs are great!! Also had great,fast,and courteous service!

Thank Whitney D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, American, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2143
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-924-5005

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