YUM... Chili's... it's what's for dinner!

@koalatbs (2230)
United States
January 13, 2011 12:51pm CST
We're heading out to eat tonight after we go to a meeting at my son's high school regarding PSAT tests. We have decided to go to Chili's because my son gave us a gift card for Christmas. We used to go there all of the time when we lived in California but haven't been there is quite a few years. What do you normally order at Chilis and what is your favorite meal there?
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13 responses
• United States
13 Jan 11
Mmmm. I like the southwest eggrolls. It is only an apetizer but it is my favorite! They also have good mushroom jack fajitas.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Oh, those mushroom jack fajitas sound really good Gameslayer007. I'll have to look for them on their menu tonight. Thanks!
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• United States
13 Jan 11
do you work for them secretly. LOL You are making me hungry for chili's dang it.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
lol... Nope! I sell Avon though! Need any of that?
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@carolscash (9501)
• United States
13 Jan 11
It has been a long time since I went to Chili's so I am not sure of what I would get there. I remember that they have good appetizers and it seems like we had chips with queso dip once and I enjoyed it. I like soup this time of the year so I would hope that they have a special soup - broccoli cheese is one of my favorite!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
I love Broccoli & Cheese soup too carolscash! Uno's has a really good one too. I'm not sure about soups at Chili's restaurant. When I used to go there years ago I almost always got their Buffalo Chicken sandwich... soooo good!
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
13 Jan 11
I haven't been to Chili's in years, because I really don't care that much for their food. And, at least twice I've gotten into corn there - corn BAAAAAAADDDDDDD!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I guess the one you went to just wasn't up to par because most of them are really good.
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@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
16 Jan 11
well, lets remember that I don't like hot things... so, anything spicy is out... I'm allergic to corn... so the buns are out... and I've got to be careful about rotating my meats... I don't find Chili's has a lot to offer me vegetarian wise...
@ElicBxn (60805)
• United States
16 Jan 11
allow me add here, I've been to one in Houston and 3 different ones in Austin (one now closed)
@drannhh (15206)
• United States
14 Jan 11
I have not eaten at Chili's since I moved out of the Bay Area some years back, but I remember that then I liked the sizzling fajita platters. Enjoy!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
15 Jan 11
That's exactly where we fell in love with Chili's drannhh... in the Bay Area. Which Chili's did you used to go to there? I think the one we went to was in San Bruno... I think, not for sure. It was right down the street from another great restaurant we loved, called Pete's Diner or something like that. Very very good!
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@drannhh (15206)
• United States
16 Jan 11
I am pretty sure the one I used to go to is closed now. Not sure why, as it seemed to get good business all of the time -- mostly the office crowd.
• Canada
13 Jan 11
I've never been to chilli's, but there is a place here in Canada called Swiss Chalet, and they are absolutely famous for their chicken. Walker and I love them, and we go there as many times as possible. The other night I had a craving for wings in the middle of the night, so I ordered some delivered here. :)
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• United States
13 Jan 11
that sounds delicious. Is there any of these restaurants in the u.s.?
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
I agree... that restaurant Swiss Chalet does sound really good! Great that they deliver in the middle of the night too!
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
13 Jan 11
I LOVE Chilis. I never really ate there much until we moved to NY because our town doesn't have a whole lot of chain restaurants. They're very focused on local places. SO we do frequent Chilis a few times a month. One of my favorite things on their menu is the grilled Chicken Sandwich. They put swiss cheese and honey mustard on it. So delicious. Sadly I tend to get the same few things there so I haven't tried too many of their meals. I will say that I love how they offer corn on the cob there as a side! Oh and as for my hubby - he loves the fajitas! You'll have to let us know what you get. :-) ENJOY YOUR DINNER!
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
15 Jan 11
I should've ordered that! I ended up getting their crab meat quesadillas and didn't like them very much. My son tried a bite though and ended up bringing the leftovers home and he actually ate them for breakfast this morning! Ewwwww! lol The whole kitchen smelled like crab meat at 9am! Now, it's dinnertime and it smells like fish & onions throughout the whole house because my husband is cooking some concoction he likes. lol
@GardenGerty (97947)
• United States
13 Jan 11
I have not eaten at Chilis, It is too far away from here to go to easily. It is fun to use up the gift cards that we get as presents, though. I guess from the name they would have some well seasoned foods and I am sure I would love it. I always hear about the "baby back ribs" or rather that commercial has stayed with me a couple of years.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Ya, I love getting restaurant gift cards... makes me feel like I'm getting such a great deal when I pay!
@mentalward (14697)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Oh, man! Now I want to go to Chili's tonight! I used to order their Spinach/Chicken salad with their honey mustard dressing whenever I went, at least for the first couple of years. I was totally hooked on that dressing! It was the first time I had ever tasted honey mustard. (I now have honey mustard dressing, sandwich spread and dip ALWAYS in my fridge. ) My youngest son discovered their babyback ribs and has ordered them every time we've ever gone. After about three trips with him chowing down on those babyback ribs, I thought I'd give them a try and, oh boy! I was hooked! So, it's very rare for me now to order anything BUT their babyback ribs. So messy but OH SO GOOD!!!
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Babyback ribs sounds really good... but only if they are all beef. I don't like pork ribs. I like honey mustard salad dressing too, as long as the vinegar isn't too strong in the flavor because it makes me choke sometimes. I don't know, maybe my throat is extra sensitive or something. I can't wait to go. I think I'll look them up on the internet before we go so I can have extra time to look at the menu online.
@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Jan 11
hi koalaths chili of course but seriously if I c an get t o Charlies chilii in Newport beach at the beach I would rather go there as he has the best chili in the whole world or at least here in S outhern California, I also like C hilis for all of their various foods so if I am going out I will ask to go to Chili's as I know their food is good. I like most all of whats on their menu.
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@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
13 Jan 11
Me too! They have a nice atmosphere in their restaurants too. I have't been as pleased with them ever since they took the Awesome Blossom off their menu though! That thing was sooo good. If you don't know what it is, it is kinda like the Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse. Very good.
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
14 Jan 11
I haven't been there is years. Last time I ate there I shared a rack of ribs with my friend. They were pretty good.
@koalatbs (2230)
• United States
15 Jan 11
That sounds yummy! I ordered the crab meat quesadillas and didn't like them. :( I should've gotten the Buffalo Chicken sandwich that I know I like a lot. But, I wanted to try something different... big mistake. :(
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@celticeagle (117590)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 11
It seems like some places are really good in one type of food and not in another. That's too bad that you didn't like what you got. I like crab, not sure how much I would in a quesadilla though. Hmmm.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
16 Jan 11
I'm actually not a huge fan of Chili's and can really only think of twice that we've eaten there since my husband and I have been married. The first time was at the airport in Miami, FL when we were coming back home from our honeymoon and we ate that because it was there and convenient (we'd alread returned our rental car). The other time we stopped at one in Bardstown after we'd taken the children on a train ride. We had fajitas and though they tasted pretty good, we had to send them back at first because the meat was pretty raw.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Jan 11
Myself has NEVER been to Chilis but daugthter has and she loved the hambergers there far away from chili wouldnt you say?
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
14 Jan 11
I have only been to a Chili's once and that was because I was traveling in a different state. We never had any in my area where I live. Now there is one that was just built about a half hour from our house. Still haven't been there yet.