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Skyline Chili - 86th Street

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3524 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
+1 317-872-2266
10:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Portage, Indiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We do not have Skyline in my home town so when I find one when traveling its great. The menu has grown but I tayed to the old favorites of coneys and 4 way....next time just a bowl of chillie.

Thank spunkybrutus
Kansas City, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I am a Skyline fan! It was a great surprise to have this outside of Cincinnati. I'll be sure to go back next time!

Thank harding98
Redmond, Oregon
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217 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Once I learned that you can get half regular cheese and half "hotter" cheese, the four way is even better.

Thank ghodecker
Indianapolis, Indiana
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133 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had wanted to visit this place for a long time and, unfortunately, we were disappointed. The noodles were tiny. They forgot to put in chili powder and other spices. There was some meat BUT very little sauce. Plus I think that it was overpriced. I don't know if Nick's Chili Parlor on Lafayette Road is still open but they... More 

Thank VikingHurst
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Being from Cincinnati, we know our Skyline chili. We came in with our grandson's baseball team and sat down to be served like all of the Skyline's in Cincinnati. We were told we would have to get in a line cafeteria style to get our food. This was very different. The food was good but it doesn't have the same... More 

Thank veckstein
Meriden, CT
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125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Skyline is the name brand for Cincinnati Chili, and I take any opportunity available to enjoy it when I can, which is not very often. This stop was as good as it gets. Unique food item, and very inexpensive.

Thank MeridenTW
Bloomington, Indiana
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I love eating at Skyline. The chili dogs and chili cheese fries are great. The order was perfect when I received it. I felt some what uncomfortable waiting as the person cooking watched me like a hawk and acted like I was trying to steal something. At no time did she try to engage me in conversation. Very ackward.

Thank Michelle M
Bloomington, IN
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358 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Of all the American Fast Foods, this in absolutely one of my favorites. Has been for 35 plus years. They are doing a consistent job here at the 82nd St. location. Go give this unusual treat a try if you have not. I ALWAYS have a 5 way. Now when I make it up here on business I can get... More 

Thank Lynn J
Carmel, Indiana
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165 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We love Skyline Chili - which is a Cincinnati style chili served over spaghetti noodles. If you haven't tried it - you should! Seems most people love it or hate it. But we love it!

Thank Mary R
Indianapolis, Indiana
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282 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We love Skyline but this is one is just different. This one is a order in line rather than be served style which really is not a problem. However the food tastes a little different. I am not saying it was bad, just not as good as the full service locations. We probably would not return to this one, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3524 W 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 46268
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-872-2266
From a small kitchen in the village of Kastoria, Greece, a fascinated young Nicholas Lambrinides watched as his mother and grandmother prepared authentic Greek dishes. Their recipes had been passed down from generation to generation. These were unique, wonderful dishes that had the power to bring his whole family together.

Nicholas dreamed that one day he would bring these recipes and traditions to America, where he could share them with friends and family. In 1949, his dream came true when Nicholas opened his first restaurant overlooking the skyline of Cincinnati, Ohio and began serving his delicious secret recipes to appreciative customers.

Since then, Skyline Chili's Coneys, Ways and table-side service have been enjoyed by generations. Our Chili continues to be made from Nicholas's original recipe, using a secret blend of spices and only the highest quality ingredients. Skyline is dedicated to bringing friends and families together for an experience like no other and we will always be devoted to the American dream of that young man from a small village in Greece.

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