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Sometimes you just crave a warm, comforting bowl of chili...  

I have lived in Southwest Ohio all of my life, so of course I grew up on Skyline Chili. If you aren't from around here, Skyline is like a mecca for us and we have them everywhere. Although I am loyal to my Skyline Chili coneys— the best kind of chili dogs— I really am a big fan of any and all kinds of chili... who isn't? There's something about chili that is perfect for a ton of occasions: football Sundays, cold Winter nights, sitting around a warm Autumn fire, and especially in the rainy months before welcoming Spring. Chili is really the ultimate comfort food. 

No matter what time of the year you're craving the perfect bowl of chili, Butler County has restaurants with some of the best chili around! 

1. Skyline Chili

Like I said... Skyline Chili is a given. If you've never tried it, you have to stop in for a signature Chili Cheese Coney or Chili 3-Way. All of Skyline's special recipe chili is piled with freshly shredded cheese and served with oyster crackers. And if you love it like the rest of us do, Homage sells the best Skyline fan shirts. 

Skyline Chili T-Shirts

Photo Credit : Homage Cincy

2. The Jug 

A staple in Middletown, The Jug is known for their classic hamburgers and root beer... but they also have some amazing chili. Grab a big bowl or add on a small bowl to try as a side to your cheeseburger and fries. 

Chili at The Jug

 Photo Credit : The Jug 

3. Hyde's Restaurant 

Hyde's is a hidden gem in Hamilton, serving up that small town diner food that we all love. Stop in for a classic bowl of chili and crackers, and if you still have room— their pies are phenomenal! 

Hyde's Restaurant Chili

Photo Credit : Hyde's Restaurant

4. Chickpea Chicks

It's not your typical chili, but Chickpea Chicks makes the best organic, vegan hummus. As a Butler County native, the Chickpea Chick Kelly Armstrong created her Cincy Style blend so vegetarians and chili-fans alike can enjoy hummus packed with that Skyline Chili flavor... without the meat! 

Chickpea Chicks Cincinnati Style Chili Hummus

5. Aladdin's Eatery 

Aladdin's in West Chester serves amazing Lebanese/American food, and their Vegetarian Chili is a popular item on their menu. It makes the perfect appetizer or full meal and is packed flavor and mild spice. Not a vegetarian? Add some chicken for extra protein to make a fresh chicken chili! 

Vegetarian Chili at Aladdin's

 Photo Credit : Aladdin's Eatery

6. Jolly's Drive In

Whether you get their one-of-a-kind chili burger, chili cheese dog, or their chili fries — pair it with Jolly's signature root beer and you are all set for an amazing meal with an old-fashioned feel. 

Jolly's Menu

Photo Credit : Jolly's Drive In 

7. Namaste Curry House 

You can find not only some of the best curry, but also the best Chicken Chili Masala. The next time your in Fairfield, stop by to try a bowl. With hints of cumin and cinnamon, you get a sense of Cincinnati chili. 

Namaste Chicken Chili Masala

Photo Credit : Namaste Curry House 


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