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George the Chili King

5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
+1 515-277-9433
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (35 reviews)
“tenderloin” (16 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Fast food, Diner
PRICE
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LOCATION
5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
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1 - 10 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 9 November 2017

First of all, I have been going to the Chili King for over 60 years. First with my dad many years ago when they used to be downtown, and now I take my grand kids there and hope the place never closes. If it does...More

Thank larrywheeler1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Went with good expectations. My wife and I are big fans of triple d. It is most definitely a dive. The waitress was not very friendly. We ordered the chili and we were disappointed. It was luke warm at best. My wife said she has...More

1  Thank rmmitch
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The chili isn't really that great, the hamburgers aren't either. The tenderloins are pretty good. And if you like dive bar greasy diner food, then this is your place. I often end up with diarrhea after eating here, so I've pretty much stopped going. The...More

Thank Casey Y
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Little hole in the wall on the side of the road. Old school style chilli. Could use a bit more spice, but good! Definately worth the drive!

Thank Lovewinds
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I have seen the Diners, Drive-ins and Dives episode that features this old style drive-in twice. There was such a fuss made about the chili that we felt we had to try it since we were in the neighborhood. We are from Texas, so 'chili'...More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The Triple DDD app lead us to this unique Mom and Pop diner where we sat at the counter and chatted with the staff and granddaughter of George. Yummy chili cheese fries and pork tenderloin sandwich. You'd think the ketchup and onions on the sandwich...More

Thank BigBubbas
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Triple D spot and it was all 3, a dive diner drive in... was good but I ranked it a two for integrity. They have a special pork loin Triple D made them famous for but they don't always have hand made/batter one so they...More

Thank bigstevehd
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Terrible- a fly in the onion rings, cheeseburger was frozen and flat! Chili was mush! I ate there many times in the 60's and remember it fondly with decent food! Took my wife there and ate inside. It was not clean and burger was not...More

Thank finleyjj
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Chili was good. It was exactly what you would expect from a 63 year old roller-skate drive-in. Coney dog was good too. Chili is unique .

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

You either like this place or you hate it. It's an old school roller skate drive in restaurant from the 50's. Plenty of memories from my childhood are here and the place hasn't changed a bit. As for the food...I like the tenderloin and the...More

Thank Casey Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5722 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-277-9433
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