I've tasted my fair share of chilis, from thick and meaty to spicy and tangy. And after much research (and many a stomach ache), I've narrowed down the list to the top eight contenders for the title of "Best Chili in Lubbock.

" So sit back, loosen your belt, and get ready to join me on a delicious journey through some of the city's most mouthwatering chili recipes. Let's dig in!

Albarran's Mexican Bar & Grill

Albarran's Mexican Bar & Grill
🗺️ 7722 Milwaukee Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424
☎️ 806-771-2869
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–5 PM
Monday: 11 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–10 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM
Great food
Excellent service
Reasonable prices
Spicy fresa drink

First of all, let me tell you that the chili at Albarran's is no joke. It's packed with flavor and has just the right amount of heat to make your taste buds dance. But it's not just the chili that impressed me - the entire menu was filled with great food options.

What really stood out to me though was the excellent service. From the moment I walked in, I was greeted with a smile and a warm welcome. My server was attentive without being intrusive and made sure everything was to my liking.

I also appreciated that Albarran's has reasonable prices for their dishes. You won't have to break the bank to enjoy some delicious chili and other Mexican cuisine.

And if you're feeling adventurous, be sure to try their spicy fresa drink. It's a unique twist on a traditional strawberry margarita that will definitely wake up your taste buds.

Overall, I highly recommend Albarran's Mexican Bar & Grill for anyone searching for some of the best chili in Lubbock.

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Rain Cafe

Rain Cafe
🗺️ 2708 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-785-5800
Sunday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Monday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Tuesday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Wednesday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Thursday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Friday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
Saturday: 5:30 AM–3 PM
French toast
Freshly squeezed juice
Friendly staff

Firstly, I must say that Rain Cafe does not disappoint when it comes to food. Although they are known for their french toast, I decided to try their chili and boy was I impressed! The chili was perfectly spiced and the beef was so tender that it melted in my mouth. It had a slight smoky flavor that elevated the taste profile of the dish.

Apart from their delicious chili, they also serve freshly squeezed juice which is a perfect addition to any meal. The orange juice was sweet and tangy and gave me an instant energy boost. The friendly staff made my dining experience even better as they were attentive, courteous and catered to all my requests.

Overall, Rain Cafe is definitely worth a visit if you're looking for some amazing food. While they may be famous for their French toast, don't overlook their chili because it's simply divine. So head on over to Rain Cafe if you want to experience some great food and service!

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Christakis Burgers

Christakis Burgers
🗺️ 1111 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79411
☎️ 806-744-6833
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 10 AM–7 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–7 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–7 PM
Friday: 10 AM–7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Friendly staff
Big burgers
Crispy fries and onion rings
Excellent customer service

First of all, the staff at Christakis Burgers was incredibly friendly and welcoming, which made me feel right at home. When I ordered their chili, I was blown away by the big burgers they serve. It was almost as if the burger patty itself could be a meal on its own!

But let's get to the main event: their chili. The chili had just the right amount of spice and flavor to make my taste buds dance with joy. It was hot enough to satisfy my craving for something spicy, but not too hot that it overpowered the other flavors in the dish.

To top it off, their sides were equally as impressive. The crispy fries and onion rings were cooked to perfection and complemented the chili nicely.

What really stood out about Christakis Burgers though, was their excellent customer service. The staff went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I needed and that my dining experience was enjoyable.

Overall, I highly recommend trying Christakis Burgers if you're in search of delicious chili in Lubbock. With big burgers, crispy sides, and excellent customer service, it's definitely worth a visit!

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Orlando's Italian Restaurant

Orlando's Italian Restaurant
🗺️ 6951 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-797-8646
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–9 PM
Monday: 11 AM–9 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–9 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–9 PM
Friday: 11 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–10 PM
Excellent service
Unique Italian dishes
Free bread for ducks

First off, let me just say that the service at Orlando's is excellent. The staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing, making for a comfortable dining experience.

But, let's get to the chili. While Orlando's is not typically known for their chili, they do have some unique Italian dishes that are worth mentioning in this article. However, I did try their chili and while it wasn't the best I've ever had, it was still pretty tasty.

What sets Orlando's apart from other restaurants in Lubbock is their free bread for ducks. Yes, you read that right. They offer bread specifically for our feathered friends to enjoy outside on their patio. It's a quirky touch that adds to the overall charm of the restaurant.

Overall, if you're looking for a place with great service and unique Italian dishes (and free bread for ducks!), Orlando's Italian Restaurant is definitely worth checking out. Just don't expect their chili to blow your socks off.

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Miss Ann's Classic Diner

Miss Ann's Classic Diner
🗺️ 3218 34th St, Lubbock, TX 79410
☎️ 806-792-2729
Sunday: 10 AM–10 PM
Monday: 10 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 10 AM–10 PM
Friday: 10 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–10 PM
Genuine classic
Perfectly seasoned
Friendly service
Great shakes
Homely atmosphere

As soon as I walked in, I was transported back to the good old days of classic diners. The homely atmosphere was just what I needed to set the mood for a chili tasting. And boy, did Miss Ann's deliver! Their chili was genuine and perfectly seasoned - not too spicy, not too mild - just right. It had a rich tomato base with chunks of ground beef that melted in my mouth.

But let me tell you, the real cherry on top of this dining experience was the friendly service. The staff made me feel right at home and even recommended some great shakes to go along with my chili.

Speaking of shakes, they were fantastic! Creamy, thick and flavorful - they really hit the spot after indulging in some savory chili.

Overall, if you're looking for a classic diner experience with amazing chili and great shakes, Miss Ann's is definitely worth checking out. Don't miss out on their perfectly seasoned chili and homely atmosphere.

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Chopped And Sliced BBQ Restaurant

Chopped And Sliced BBQ Restaurant
🗺️ 3501 50th St #110, Lubbock, TX 79413
☎️ 806-317-1920
🌐 Website
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 11 AM–2 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–2 PM
Wednesday: 5–8 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–2 PM
Thursday: 5–8 PM
Friday: 11 AM–2 PM
Friday: 5–8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–3:30 PM

Their chili is a culinary masterpiece. The meat was tender and juicy, the spices were perfectly balanced, and it had just the right amount of kick to satisfy my taste buds! I couldn't help but go for seconds (and thirds). The ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and comfortable. The staff was friendly and welcoming which made my visit even more enjoyable.

Overall, if you're looking for a place that serves exceptional chili in Lubbock, I highly recommend Chopped And Sliced BBQ Restaurant. It's definitely worth a visit (or two)!

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🗺️ 811 University Ave, Lubbock, TX 79401
☎️ 806-744-5677
🌐 Website
Sunday: 10:30 AM–9 PM
Monday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM–10 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM–10 PM

As soon as I walked in, the cozy atmosphere and welcoming staff made me feel at home. But let's get to the chili. The beef was cooked to perfection and the spices were well-balanced. It had just enough kick to make my taste buds dance without leaving me gasping for water. The addition of cheese and onions on top made it even better. Overall, Spanky's is definitely a contender for the best chili in Lubbock. Don't take my word for it though, give it a try yourself!

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50th Street Caboose Restaurant, Game Room and Sports Grill

50th Street Caboose Restaurant, Game Room and Sports Grill
🗺️ 5027 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79414
☎️ 806-796-2240
🌐 Website
Sunday: 11 AM–12 AM
Monday: 11 AM–12 AM
Tuesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Wednesday: 11 AM–12 AM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–2 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–2 AM

First off, the atmosphere was quite unique with a train-themed decor and a game room to keep you entertained while waiting for your food. But, let's get to the important stuff: the chili. The chili had a perfect balance of spices and beans that were cooked to perfection. The meat was tender and flavorful which made it stand out from other chilis I've tasted in Lubbock. Overall, I'd say 50th Street Caboose is a top contender for the best chili in Lubbock.

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Jamie Moore

Jamie is our star writer here at LubbHub. The daughter of new residents to the area, she explored and divided her free time between city life and exploring the desert, mountains and plains of the West Texas area. After graduating with a degree in business, she found herself inspired to share her stories, opinions, and advice on the best places to explore near Lubbock. Whether it’s a place to stay, eat, or shop, Jamie knows it all and is dedicated to making her hometown the best it can be. She hopes to use her love of reviewing and successful career as a writer to help others learn more about the unique experiences Lubbock has to offer.