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Joe's Chili Bowl

808 Chestnut St. St. Louis, MO 63101 | St. Louis - Downtown | 314-241-7070

Location Description:

The lovely Terrace View restaurant in the northeast corner of fun, funky Citygarden sculpture park has been revamped as a...chili parlor. Not that there’s anything wrong with chili — or the restaurant’s straightforward menu of hamburgers, hot dogs and sandwiches — in theory. But if you’re going to serve chili in one of downtown’s crown jewels, it had better be a helluva chili, which this isn’t. The chicken chili (more of a chicken and white bean stew) fares better, and the hot dogs (all-beef Nathan’s) are solid.

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  • Cuisine(s): American, Burgers, Gluten-Free, Hot Dogs
  • Hours: Sun-Thu, Sat 10am-8pm
  • Price: $
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not Accepted
  • Parking: Meters, Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Gut Check has learned that Joe's Chili Bowl (808 Chestnut Street; 314-241-7070) will close Wednesday, October 30. The casual chili restaurant -- housed in the elegant glass and steel box...
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    The Terrace View should be one of the jewels of downtown, a restaurant as distinctive as any in St. Louis. Were it nothing but a gift shop, the building at the northeast corner of funky,...
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