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Camp Washington Chili

Camp Washington Chili dates back to 1922, when a Macedonian street vendor got creative and brewed up a stew with ground beef, chili powder and a bunch of spices, and poured it over his previously unpopular dish … spaghetti!

3005 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45225

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Chili Addiction

Order it by the bowl or smother it over their homemade dogs, sausages and burgers. All of their condiments are made in-house daily, including the tart pickles and jalapenos, and try to save room for their amazing house-churned ice creams.

408 North La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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The Phoenix Saloon

Grab the Single Shot if you’re a Texas chili first-timer, but if you’re feeling brave, order the Ring of Fire, a super spicy chili stew. If you’re craving even more heat, try out the Killer, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!

193 West San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

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The Shed

Travel to the southwest and taste their beloved bowl. It’s not only made of different meat, but it’s also a different color! Native to New Mexico, chili verde is a fiery concoction made up of slow-roasted chopped pork and simmering green chilies.

113 1/2 East Palace Ave
Santa Fe, NM

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Slim’s Last Chance

Slim’s blue neon sign says it all: “Cold Beer, Booze and Hot Chili.” This Seattle chili shack is part roadhouse and part saloon, but the biggest draw is their simple (yet satisfying) fare.

5606 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98108

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Texas Chili Parlor

Located up the street from the state capitol and close to the university, this Austin institution is considered by many to be the best chili in the Lone Star state, loved by students, sports fans and politicians since 1976.

1409 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

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White Knight Diner

St. Louis is known for their chili dish, the Slinger but the one at the White Knight Diner, nicknamed the “Super Slinger,” is the best. It consists of hash browns, onions and cheese, a hamburger patty and 2 eggs -- all smothered in chili.

2802 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63103