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Mike's Chili Parlor

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1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
+1 206-782-2808
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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Ionia County, Michigan
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hole in the wall dive where the chili is OK and the fries are great. Service is so-so; probably better is one is a regular. Thought we were on time for happy hour, but waitress explained later that the joint was on 'bar time' and since their clocks were 15 minutes ahead of time, we had missed happy hour.

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Thank FenwickFarmer
houston, tx
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had seen this place on Triple D long before our trip to Seattle came to be so figured we needed to drop by. Caught a bus down near Pike Place Market (friendly locals got us on the right bus) and about 12 minutes later we stopped right next to Mike's. It is a 'dive' but very neat and clean. Friendly... More 

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North Lakewood
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139 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Mike's for their famous chili and were not disappointed. I had a bowl of chili and a basket of fries and my wife had the chili cheese fries. You can order chili with or without beans. I had beans with mine - wonderful - and my wife's order was served without them.she said she'd ask for beans... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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196 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I moved to Seattle in 1979, and it was there then. Still has the same grease. This is an attraction as well as a place for some great, albeit greasy chili. Stop by next time you are in Ballard and hang with the locals.

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Thank greatcats
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208 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015 via mobile

Took my buddy from out of town here for lunch. He divulged on chile friends and cheeseburger while I ate the staple of chile, onions, jalapeños and cheese. Love it and will always support. FYI: no kids allowed since it is a bar.

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Thank Partyof5ish
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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198 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

We visited this restaurant specifically as it was mentioned on the Guy Fieri website and had been featured on Triple D. Unfortunately, Mike's licence does not allow for infants to be on the premises, not even in the outside seating area. I therefore had a quart of chili 'to go'. It was Ok, but quite oily and nothing special. I... More 

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Thank Scorah
Dover, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find that a great place 6 years ago hasn't changed. The chili hit the spot and the prices are fantastic.

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Thank Duparker
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

My wife has lived in Seattle all her life and I moved here 6 years ago from So. Calif, where good chili wasn't high on the list of anyone I know in a warmer climate. This Saturday was REALLY and after hiking the shady trails in Discovery Park we decided to warm up with a bowl of the famous chili... More 

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Thank MikeinSeattle2014
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Found Mike's by accident 20 some years ago and it has been on my list to take friends and family to ever since. The beer is cold and the chili is TOPS!! The only change they have made is to put in new windows and an ATM for the yuppies with their credit cards. I go there every chance I... More 

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Crestline
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194 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

So, hubby and I like to try Diners Drive ins and Dive places so I had higher expectations. It was truly a dive and the negative reviews weren't lying. Chili had a layer of grease that I could have done without. We watched one guy ladle out frozen chili into a pot with an inch layer of grease on top.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$6
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighbourhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-782-2808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?