Chili - 2009 Winners

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?

2009 Winner

1. Cheli's Chili Bar

Voters Love

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

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47 East Adams Avenue Detroit MI 48226
2009 Runner-Up

2. National Coney Island

Voters Love

"I grew up with the first National Coney (maybe the second) at the end of my street at 7 and Mack. It was the best Coney..." 

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Multiple Locations
2009 Finalist

3. Lafayette Coney Island

Voters Love

"I dearly love Lafayette Coney Island, having gone there with my dad decades ago and having brought my own sons there every..." 

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118 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit MI 48226
2009 Finalist

3. Senate Coney Island

Voters Love

"George is always on site and treats guest "special." Incredible menu-from coneys to delicately prepared fresh perch, as..." 

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22375 Ecorse Rd Taylor MI 48180
2009 Finalist

5. Davison Coney Island

Voters Love

"As a child i would go on my fathers delivery route. We would supply restaurants and coney islands with various products..." 

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13631 W 9 Mile Rd Oak Park MI 48237
Contest Overview
  • 2,176
    Total Votes
  • 1,535
  • 18

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

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