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Mike's Chili Parlor

1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
+1 206-782-2808
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“chili burger” (3 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“great chili” (4 reviews)
1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My Over The Hill Gang -- mostly retired geologists, scientists and engineers, and one retired lawyer (me) ate lunch at Mike's, mostly because one of the guys from Waitsburg, in SE Washington, was coming to town and wanted to eat there had a very good...More

1  Thank MarkMarshall
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Good old fashioned tavern with good cold beer and great chill just of the Ballard Bridge and a short distance to walk and enjoy Seattle marine industry.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Cash only Chili dive that puts out great food. They don’t accept credit cards which was curious. Since they are next to a Trader Joe’s, you can tie a visit in with both. Nice.

Thank ebcnaz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We visited Mike's in the early afternoon. He serves chili in just about any way you want it. His french fry's are also delicious. You can bring your own container and they will fill it! This place has been around for 90 years and many...More

1  Thank Herman M
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Killer chili in any format you would want it - pasta, fries, burger, or just a plain bowl of red. Git some!

Thank robisavandal
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Mike's Chili Parlor is a little dive that was featured on Guy Fieri's Triple D show. The Chili is very flavorful and spicy. I ordered the Chili dog and it was unique in a very good way. The fries are awesome too. Prices are really...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Mike's Chili Parlor is about a 5 minute walk from my business in the Ballard community. It is a simple but functional establishment that is both warm and welcoming. If you become a "regular" you see many familiar faces who also enjoy eating here. The...More

1  Thank Rene M
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Hole in the wall dive where the chili is OK and the fries are great. Service is so-so; probably better is one is a regular. Thought we were on time for happy hour, but waitress explained later that the joint was on 'bar time' and...More

Thank FenwickFarmer
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Had seen this place on Triple D long before our trip to Seattle came to be so figured we needed to drop by. Caught a bus down near Pike Place Market (friendly locals got us on the right bus) and about 12 minutes later we...More

Thank flamingo66
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Mike's for their famous chili and were not disappointed. I had a bowl of chili and a basket of fries and my wife had the chili cheese fries. You can order chili with or without beans. I had beans with mine -...More

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19 November 2016|
Response from flamingo66 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, but really don't recall. Seems like it was only beer for alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 6 - USD 6
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighbourhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-782-2808
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