Chili - 2011 Winners

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?

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's..." 

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Multiple Locations
2011 Runner-Up

2. 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
2011 Finalist

3. 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
2011 Finalist

4. 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
2011 Finalist

5. American Coney Island

Voters Love

"Whenever I go downtown.....I will take my freinds to this place....I have been going there since the 60's when my wife was..." 

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114 West Lafayette Boulevard Detroit MI 48226
Contest Overview
  • 9,277
    Total Votes
  • 3,730
  • 24

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

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