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Top Spots For Chili In Denver

April 25, 2012 3:26 PM

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Elway's (credit: CBS)

Elway’s (credit: CBS)

No matter what type of activity you’re enjoying when it’s chilly in Colorado, nothing hits the spot quite like a warm bowl of chili. Upon the arrival of such a craving, many serious options must be weighed: red or green; meat or vegetarian; kidney or pinto beans; soupy or thick? To help speed up the process and get right to the best and tastiest bowls, check out our top spots for chili in Denver.
rackhouse pub Top Spots For Chili In Denver

Rackhouse Pub (credit: CBS)


Rackhouse Pub

208 S. Kalamath St.
Denver, CO 80223
(720) 570-7824

Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sun 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Price: $7 – $8.50

Rackhouse has mastered the skill of providing its customers with unique, delicious food in a pub-style atmosphere. The three varieties of chili showcase this deliciousness. Order the Colorado whiskey chili, green chicken chili or veggie chili as an individual meal or added to any meal as a side. With the fresh ingredients and unique recipes these bowls of chili will keep you feeling warm for days.

cherry cricket outside Top Spots For Chili In Denver

Cherry Cricket (credit: Andy McDonnell)

Cherry Cricket

2641 E. 2nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7666

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily
Price: $5.25 – $6.25

The Cherry Cricket is widely known as a must-visit when shopping around Cherry Creek. With a reputation for quality bar food, its three varieties of chili prove their dedication to great grub. Don’t visit the Cherry Cricket without sampling at least one. Select from green, Midwestern or white and have the chili experience of a lifetime.

La Fiesta

(credit: La Fiesta)

La Fiesta

2340 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-2800

Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.; Fri: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: Side orders for $3.99

This family-owned Mexican restaurant produces some of the best green chili a spice-lover can dream of. The thin (but not too soupy) texture and the spicy (but not overwhelming) taste creates the perfect balance. Served in a bowl with tortillas and cheese on top, this dish will warm any belly.

la loma Top Spots For Chili In Denver

Green chili at La Loma (credit: CBS)

La Loma

2527 W. 26th Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 433-8300

Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Price: Side order for $2.50

La Loma has green chili that can be rivaled by few in the Denver area. Whether smothered and encased in a burrito or eaten in a big bowl by itself, this chili will warm you right up. Its semi-thick, almost creamy textured broth is filled with large chunks of pork, tomatillos, jalapenos, cumin, oregano and garlic.

elways Top Spots For Chili In Denver

Elway's (credit: CBS)

Elway’s

2500 E. 1st Ave Suite 101
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 399-5353

Hours: Mon–Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Price: $8

Unexpected from a high-end steakhouse, Elway’s serves up a $10 bowl of delicious spicy, stew-like steak chili. The bowl is filled with a dark red broth that holds all types of aromatic spices and chili powders, giving it a noticeable kick that will sneak up on any eater. We recommend topping it with cheese or sour cream.

Need more spice? Check out the Top Mexican Food In Denver.

Zack Christofferson, a self proclaimed beer geek from Denver Colorado, enjoys tasting and discussing Colorado’s wide selection of wonderful beers. His work can be found here.


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