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Mike's Chili Parlor

1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
+1 206-782-2808
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“chilli” (25 reviews)
“chili dog” (2 reviews)
“fries” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar
1447 NW Ballard Way, Seattle, WA 98107-4641
Neighbourhood: Ballard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

Thank 56Special
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I moved to Seattle in 1979, and it was there then. Still has the same grease. This is an attraction as well as a place for some great, albeit greasy chili. Stop by next time you are in Ballard and hang with the locals.

Thank greatcats
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Took my buddy from out of town here for lunch. He divulged on chile friends and cheeseburger while I ate the staple of chile, onions, jalapeños and cheese. Love it and will always support. FYI: no kids allowed since it is a bar.

Thank Partyof5ish
Reviewed 29 August 2015

We visited this restaurant specifically as it was mentioned on the Guy Fieri website and had been featured on Triple D. Unfortunately, Mike's licence does not allow for infants to be on the premises, not even in the outside seating area. I therefore had a...More

Thank Scorah
Reviewed 27 April 2015

What a pleasant surprise to find that a great place 6 years ago hasn't changed. The chili hit the spot and the prices are fantastic.

Thank Duparker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 6
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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