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Real Chili Restaurant

419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
+1 414-271-4042
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“spaghetti” (8 reviews)
“chili dog” (3 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
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419 E Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3706
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

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

Thank 920cheriem
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This is pretty good food, but it's a bit of a sketchy location. If they updated this place, then it would do a lot better.

Thank OptionRight
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Not ever having been to "the other" Real Chili on East Wells, I had an appointment about a block away and some time on my hands to feed my hunger, Real Chili was right there. The set up is only slightly different than the one...More

Thank MeMeDaVinci
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ended up here on a whim one late night. All of us were impressed. The service was great and very friendly. I got mild chili on spaghetti noodles; my friends got hot chili on spaghetti and beans. It came with a large bowl of...More

Thank Siperdoodles
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had a late lunch as we traveled thru Milwaukee. The chili had great deep flavors with out being overpowering. Severed over pasta, available mild, medium or hot. Also they have a vegetarian version that my daughter said was very good.

Thank DAPeters-MN
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This is about as good as it gets for Milwaukee Chili. The recipe, restaurant and some of the employees have not changed in 100 years (that's a bit of an exaggeration but you get the point). It gets interested around bar time when the drunks...More

Thank rgwmil
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

If you are in Milwaukee, you must eat here. Best chili and staff in town. Get plain chili, or even mixed with spaghetti. Half the cost for your second bowl also.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 15 February 2016

There seems to be an argument as to whether or not this is "real chili". Who Cares? Is it good food...that's what I care about. Does anyone actually believe that somehow Burger King is the actual King of Burgers? Ok, now that I've got that...More

Thank La-Chica-Negra
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I know I am in the minority, but I am not a big fan of this place. I keep going back, and keep getting disappointed. The chili itself is delicious!! However, most of your bowl is noodles and/or beans, with maybe one scoop of chili,...More

Thank Beth W
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I'm just in town for the day and I happened to walk into this place. Staff was very friendly and suggested the spaghetti with chili. Being from Arizona I'd never considered putting chili on spaghetti. It was great. I also got a chili dog. Also...More

1  Thank Andrew_and_Kates_Dad
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  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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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