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Where to eat chili in Louisville, KY


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As the daily temperature continues to drop below the 60s and shimmery frost replaces the morning dew, it’s time to warm up with a bowl of chili.

So, Lou-chili-ans, here are a few of our favorite places to grab a bowl of this fall stew — with or without the noodles.

Four Pegs Smokehouse & Bar, 1053 Goss Ave.

This chili is pulling out all the meats and is the 2019 Chili Cook-Off winner. It’s stewed with brisket, chorizo + pork belly to make a burnt end chili you’ll want to never end.

Check’s Cafe, 1101 E. Burnett Ave.

This Schnitzelburg restaurant is a neighborhood institution dating back to 1944 + while its Texas-style chili isn’t quite that old, it’s what keeps bringing people back — some for over 50 years. Pro tip: Order it “all the way” with cheese and onions. Noodles are optional.


Check’s Famous Chili is served overflowing from the bowl with smashed saltines. | Photo by @theloutoday

Billy’s Chili & Sandwiches, 1001 Logan St., Ste. 106

There’s a new stew on the block and they’re dishing out both meat and vegan chili inside Logan Street Market. Snag the combo — half of a sandwich + a cup of chili — for just $10.


Turn your Billy’s Chili into Frito Boat by adding the classic tortilla chip. | Photo by @billyschili

The Barret Bar, 1012 Barret Ave.

Brenda’s Chili is back + comes one of two ways. Try the red bean or the white bean version both served with cheese and saltines.


Brenda’s Chili is back on The Barret Bar menu. | Photo by @barretbar

CASK Southern Kitchen & Bar, 9980 Linn Station Rd.

This untraditional cup or bowl comes with fritos + sour cream, but it’s so darn good they named it, “Darn Good Chili.”

Gold Bar, 1601 Story Ave.

For a limited time, get this Butchertown bar special, a bowl of chili and a beer, for $6 + it’s the perfect spot to catch a game.


Pair your Gold Bar chili with a “chuggie” aka a beer. | Photo by @goldbarlouisville

More spots to fill up:

Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ, 102 Bauer Ave.

Frank’s Meat & Produce, 3342 Preston Hwy.

Moya’s American Kitchen, 10000 Linn Station Rd.

Stevens & Stevens Deli, 1114 Bardstown Rd.


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