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Des Moines' Favorite Drive-Inn.

Des Moines' Favorite Drive-Inn.
General Info
Dine in with George. Serving good, quality food, so our customers keep coming back! There's nothing like a classic diner and drive-in to experience that old-fashioned American pastime: eating good food with good people. It's even better when delicious classics like hamburgers, chili, and hot dogs are on the menu. George The Chili King Drive-In has been serving great food in Des Moines, IA since 1952. We first opened as a diner and drive-in with carhop service, and that's how we've remained all these years. Now, 61 years later, we are the only one left in the area! "Excellent-Worth a Detour" as rated by Road Food.

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Payment method
visa, discover, master card, cash
Price Range
Merle Hay
Fast Food Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Cuisines: Burgers, Family Style, American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food

Price Range : Below Average

Drive Through: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Takes Reservations: No

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Don't Pass It By!

I started eating at The Chili King in the mid 1950's. It was one of my Grandfather's favorite places. My Grandmother used call it a "Greasy-Spoon". Well, maybe ... but the chili is still the best you'll find. I haven't lived in DSM for decades but still make it to the Chili King every time I'm in town. And, yes, it hasn't changed much since the 50's. -WG Van Dyck



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The Best old time drivein anywhere

talk about a blast from the past. This place is an old 50s style drive in with a catch. Its not a new one this place has been open that long and still operates like it did back when it opened :)
super food i highly recomend the Chili give it a try if your going to eat in your car anyway :)