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Real Chili Restaurant

419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
+1 414-271-4042
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“spaghetti” (9 reviews)
“beans” (10 reviews)
“chilli” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
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American
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LOCATION
419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to Real Chili for years. Everytime we go, it's always on a cold rainy day and it hits the spot. The Chili is ala carte, ordered specifically by customer. I get a mild bowl filled with noodles, beans, meat, cheese, onions and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rhawig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live about 2 and a half hours away from Milwaukee, but whenever my boyfriend and I are near the area, it is always a must to stop at Real Chili. It's a great local dive that's worth a try if you love the small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maria G
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

This is not a place for adults that are looking for a decent meal, it is definitely a place to go late at night after he had been drinking. One person working in there so the service is a bit slow in the chili is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank omatraveldog
Reviewed January 3, 2018

This greasy spoon-type restaurant is counter service that specializes in Cincinnati-style chili - noodle base. It is a great place for lunch and very satisfying simple food.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank David N
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Real Chili is totally a local institution. It's a order at the counter and find seating joint. You pick how you want your chili (medium, spicy, etc.; what toppings; and whether you want beans and or noodles with it). Prices are reasonable (lunch w a...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Andrea K
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Great old chili joint with good food served by nice people...place is a little rough and dirty but that's also what makes it authentic. Good food available in a variety of ways at a decent price...enjoyed it and will go back.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank william h
Reviewed October 29, 2017

This place is what it is. It's a hole in the wall chili joint. The chili is excellent! You can have it many different ways and the staff was friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed eating here and really enjoyed their chili.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank adam r
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Decided to visit after seeing this on Food Network and reading relatively good reviews online - what a disappointment! Went around 3 pm - only one other person at counter - numerous dirty tables and dishes - one employee behind counter - asked about some...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank KirbyMKE
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Happened to find this place while walking on Wells street . Wonderful Chili and friendly staff . Will be back !!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank joshton
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Just a small place but worth the visit. My husband remembered it from his college days. Quaint and fun.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-4042
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