Chili - Best of 2009

Published Mar 13, 2009

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 2009?

Winner
2009 Winner

1. Cheli's Chili Bar

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"First time at the Dearborn Cheli's was a disaster. The chili is good, but the waitress couldn't get an order right if..." via lewistongirl

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47 East Adams Avenue Detroit MI 48226
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Union Street, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Chili Wings, 4145 Woodward Ave Detroit MI 48201
    Nominee for: Chili
    4145 Woodward Ave, Midtown Detroit, 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
  • Bagger Dave's, Comfort Foods, Cheap Eats, Chili, Soup, Burger, 2972 Coolidge Hwy Berkley MI 48072
    Nominee for: Chili
    Multiple locations
  • Bray's Hamburgers, Cheap Eats Comfort Foods Restaurants, Burger Chili, 35650 Ford Rd Westland MI 48185
    Nominee for: Chili
    35650 Ford Rd, Westland, 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
  • 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
  • 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
Contest Overview
  • 2,176
    Total Votes
  • 1,535
    Voters
  • 18
    Winners

The 2009 Detroit Winter A-List awards are based on more than 2,100 votes from local Detroit-area experts.

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