The World’s Best Chili Is Made Daily Inside This Humble Little Iowa Drive-In

Editor’s Note: Since the publication of this article, George the Chili King has permanently closed.

Iowa is well know for having some of the best greasy spoon restaurants in the entire country, and all it takes is a visit to some of our cities and towns to find a place you’ll fall in love with. One of these local legends is a small drive-in on the outskirts of Des Moines where George the Chili King has been serving up the best chili in the world since 1952.

You’ll find this amazing drive-in at 5722 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, IA 50310. They’re open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After just one visit to George the Chili King, you’ll know why it earned a well-deserved spot on our list of 11 Awesome Diners In Iowa That Will Make You Feel Right At Home.

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