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Dew Chilli Parlor

1216 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-2316
+1 217-679-1910
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chilli” (14 reviews)
“tamales” (11 reviews)
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American, Diner
1216 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-2316
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We came in wanting a bowl of chili but the table next to us had the most amazing looking grilled cheese. So, I decided to have the Grilled Cheese + Chili combo. It was one of the best grilled cheeses I have every had. I...More

Thank happyd829
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Read about this place before traveling to Springfield, IL. Small dining area but service is very good. Enjoyed the chili and grilled cheese. This place did not disappoint!

Thank abram1
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We went here based on TA and google reviews and how disappointed we were, service was great but chilli was not! It arrived in a load of oil, this is not how I would like chilli, it also wasn't that spicy, I ate some but...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Great Chili and very friendly staff. Be sure to check out the unique floor that they have. On a busy street and parking is limited and they are only open for lunch.

Thank quiltime1
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The chili with tamales is fantastic! The staff is very personable, friendly & welcoming. It's small, but well worth the visit.

Thank llomonte
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I stopped by for the small chili with a soda. I talked with the two owners about the history of the business. It has been in two locations in Springfield for over 129 years. The downtown location closed many years ago. The owner and later...More

1  Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I didn't expect it, but my second meal at the Dew was even better than the first! The "chilli" (their spelling) is meaty, spicy, and has a flavor that is unique. It was perfect with only oyster crackers as accompaniment, though I am sure it...More

Thank Harold S
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Simply put, this place has the best chilli in Springfield, IL! Dew serves an Illinois-style chilli with beans, very flavorful but not a lot of heat. It's got a rich, tasty base without setting your mouth on fire, it's just truly excellent. They have a...More

Thank Philobedoe
Reviewed 7 May 2016

My favorite Chilli place in town! More flavor than the other place. Good options. Tamales and hot dogs.great combos.

Thank Jeff M
moriii2, Owner at Dew Chilli Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank you, Jeff!

Reviewed 20 March 2016

We where told about this by a friend and it did not disappoint. My wife and I had the torpedo, two tamales with chills,sour cream ,cheese and fritos. This is not the place you want to go if you are on a diet but the...More

Thank Chris L
moriii2, Owner at Dew Chilli Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2016

Thank you Chris for the review, myself and the entire Dew Crew really appreciates your kind comments. If you or anyone comes in on a diet we promise we won't tell a soul on what was ordered :). Thank you again and hope to see...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Diner
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 15:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 19:00
10:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1216 S 5th St, Springfield, IL 62703-2316
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 217-679-1910
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We're proud to serve the same secret recipe-tavern style chilli that 'The Dew' has been known for since 1909. We've added a variety of delicious menu items to keep you coming back for more. We're located at 1216 S. 5th street, just south of the heart of historic downtown Springfield, Illinois. Patrons of the Parlor can enjoy our all-American cuisine in a variety of ways: dine in, carry out, and private catering at The Parlor. We are a locally-owned business and proud to preserve local food history with a modern flair. For those of you that remember The Dew, you will notice replicas of hand-crafted, quirky advertising signage on The Parlor walls - a Joe Bockelman signature pastime. And don't forget to look down when you walk inside. Our penny floor makes our restaurant a destination in historic downtown Springfield.
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