Chili - Best of 2011

Published Feb 16, 2011

Most debates over the best chili start with the central question of whether beans belong. Detroit Winter voters have a big appetite and considered everything from spicy five-alarm to rich all-beef formula. So which chili was named the Best of 2011?

Winner
2011 Winner

1. Achatz Catering and Soup

Voters Love

"Taste! That's why I voted for Achatz Soup from Skratzch. If you like flavor and you are looking for something that warm..." via timkeck

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Multiple Locations
  • Achatz Catering and Soup, Comfort Foods, Weddings, Soup, Chili, Hot Chocolate, Caterer, Cakes, Wedding Caterer, 8111 Saint Clair Hwy Casco MI 48064
    Nominee for: Soup, Chili, Hot Chocolate
    Multiple locations
  • Cheli's Chili Bar, Comfort Foods, Nightlife, Chili, Sports Bar, 47 East Adams Avenue Downtown Detroit MI 48226
    Nominee for: Chili
    47 East Adams Avenue, World Map Detroit, MI
  • National Coney Island, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Chili, Coney Island, Breakfast, Family Restaurant, 27947 Groesbeck Highway World Map Roseville MI 48066
    Nominee for: Chili
    Multiple locations
  • Lafayette Coney Island, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Soup, Coney Island, Sandwich Shop, 118 W Lafayette Blvd Downtown Detroit MI 48226
    Nominee for: Chili
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, World Map Detroit, MI
  • American Coney Island, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Coney Island, 114 West Lafayette Boulevard Downtown Detroit MI 48226
    Nominee for: Chili
    114 West Lafayette Boulevard, World Map Detroit, MI
  • Union Street, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Chili Wings, 4145 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
    Nominee for: Chili
    4145 Woodward Ave, Midtown Detroit, MI
  • Bagger Dave's, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Soup, Burger, 2972 Coolidge Hwy Berkley MI 48072
    Nominee for: Chili
    Multiple locations
  • Mati's Deli, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Chili Deli Sandwich Shop, 1842 Monroe St Dearborn MI 48124
    Nominee for: Chili
    1842 Monroe St, Dearborn Dearborn, MI
  • Zoup!, Comfort Foods, Specialty Food and Drink, Great Meals, Soup, Bakery, Chili, Vegetarian, 28290 Franklin Rd Michigan Southfield MI 48034
    9. Zoup!
    Nominee for: Soup, Chili
    Multiple locations
  • Davison Coney Island, Comfort Foods, Chili, Soup, 13631 W 9 Mile Rd Michigan Oak Park MI 48237
    Nominee for: Chili
    13631 W 9 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI
  • Beezy's, Comfort Foods, Soup, 20 N Washington St Ypsilanti MI 48197
    11. Beezy's
    Nominee for: Soup, Chili, Hot Chocolate
    20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI
  • Bray's Hamburgers, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Burger Chili, 35650 Ford Rd Westland MI 48185
    Nominee for: Chili
    35650 Ford Rd, Westland, MI
  • Brady's Tavern, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Nightlife Restaurants, Burger Chili Sports Bar, 31231 Southfield Road Beverly Hills MI 48025
    Nominee for: Chili
    31231 Southfield Road, Beverly Hills, MI
  • Senate Coney Island, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Chili Coney Island Diner Hot Dog, 22375 Ecorse Rd Taylor MI 48180
    Nominee for: Chili
    22375 Ecorse Rd, Taylor, MI
  • Champ's Pub, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Burger Chili, 140 E Grand River Ave Brighton MI 48116
    Nominee for: Chili
    140 E Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI
  • 'wiches, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Soup, Chili, Hot Chocolate, Sandwich Shop, Pizza, Barbecue, Breakfast, 40 N Washington St Oxford MI 48371
    15. 'wiches
    Nominee for: Soup, Chili
    40 N Washington St, Oxford, MI
  • Pete's Place Restaurant, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Nightlife, Chili, Soup, Breakfast, Coney Island, Healthy Lunch, Sandwich Shop, Beer Selection, 12245 Telegraph Road World Map Taylor MI 48180
    Nominee for: Chili
    Multiple locations
  • Shores Inn, Comfort Foods, Soup, Chili, 23410 Greater Mack Ave St Clair Shores MI 48080
    Nominee for: Chili, Soup
    23410 Greater Mack Ave, St Clair Shores, MI
  • Crumpets Restaurant at Somerset Inn, Comfort Foods, Chili, 2601 W Big Beaver Rd Troy MI 48084
    Nominee for: Chili
    2601 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI
  • Speed Boat Bar & Grill, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, Great Meals, Comfort Foods, Neighborhood Bar, Burger, Wings, Seafood, Chili, 749  BIDDLE Michigan Wyandotte  MI 48192
    Nominee for: Chili
    749 BIDDLE, Wyandotte , MI
  • Mama Vicki's Coney Island, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Chili Coney Island Diner, 24989 Hall Rd Macomb MI 48042
    Nominee for: Chili
    24989 Hall Rd, Macomb, MI
  • Daly Drive In, Cheap Eats, Burger, Coney Island, 31500 Plymouth Rd Michigan Livonia MI 48150
    Nominee for: Chili
    31500 Plymouth Rd, Livonia, MI
  • Bad Brads BBQ, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Barbecue, Burger, Sandwich Shop, Wings, 35611 Green Street World Map New Baltimore MI 48047
    Nominee for: Chili
    35611 Green Street, World Map New Baltimore, MI
  • Hunter House Hamburgers, Cheap Eats, Burger, 35075 Woodward Ave Michigan Birmingham MI 48009
    Nominee for: Chili
    35075 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI
  • Lockhart's BBQ, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Hot Chocolate, Barbecue, 202 East 3rd Street World Map Royal Oak MI 48067
    Nominee for: Chili
    202 East 3rd Street, World Map Royal Oak, MI
Contest Overview
  • 9,277
    Total Votes
  • 3,730
    Voters
  • 24
    Winners

The 2011 Detroit Winter A-List awards are based on more than 9,200 votes from local Detroit-area experts.

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