You seldom hear people arguing over the ingredients of a salad, even though you can make them 1,000 ways. Chili, though, has a basic core of ingredients, but also some wide latitude for that secret "punch." And, thus, people do argue over who makes the best chili, whether it's a spirited argument at the block party, or a discussion over a restaurant's merits. Steak 'n Shake serves up a darned popular, darned populist chili. You might not know exactly what's in it, but you do order without worry.
1. Steak 'n Shake
2. O.T. Hodge Chile Parlor
4. Blueberry Hill Restaurant & Bar
5. Crown Candy Kitchen