Charlie's Chili

★★★★☆

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Used to go alot in the 80s- never again.
Went Sat. evening table was wiped down with greasy smelly water.They recleaned it and it was still covered in grease including the seats . The entire resturant smelled dirty. Salad looked like it

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★★★★★

Used to go alot in the 80s- never again.
Went Sat. evening table was wiped down with greasy smelly water.They recleaned it and it was still covered in grease including the seats . The entire resturant smelled dirty. Salad looked like it

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Great location right by the Newport pier. The food is OK. But you go to Charlie's Chili for the location and people watching.

3
★★★☆☆

Great location right by the Newport pier. The food is OK. But you go to Charlie's Chili for the location and people watching.

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I've eaten at Charlies Chili branches (the ones in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, both) many times from 1973 to present. While the food and service can vary sometimes (on rare occasions, I've had bad food or service here), for the most part the quality of food and and service has remained consistently high. The chili cheese omelets are my favorite for breakfast. For supper, I go for their giant "chili platter": chili and buns and fries enough to feed a very hungry person. The world around them continues to change, but Charlies has continued to deliver great chili as the decades roll by.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten at Charlies Chili branches (the ones in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, both) many times from 1973 to present. While the food and service can vary sometimes (on rare occasions, I've had bad food or service here), for the most part the quality of food and and service has remained consistently high. The chili cheese omelets are my favorite for breakfast. For supper, I go for their giant "chili platter": chili and buns and fries enough to feed a very hungry person. The world around them continues to change, but Charlies has continued to deliver great chili as the decades roll by.

Pros: Great chili cheese omelet, great ocean views.

Cons: Food quality and service can be variable sometimes.

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Great ocean view patio which is dog friendly and great people watching. I love the breakfast which you can order any time of day, also the chili and cornbread is yummy. Inside there's plasma t.v.s - it's casual and homey. The service is friendly and good.

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★★★★☆

Great ocean view patio which is dog friendly and great people watching. I love the breakfast which you can order any time of day, also the chili and cornbread is yummy. Inside there's plasma t.v.s - it's casual and homey. The service is friendly and good.

Pros: Divine banana pancakes

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Charlie Chili's has been a favorite of mine and my husbands for years. This Mother's Day (2009,) we went for breakfast for my "special day". My husband asked the patio-waitress for a refill of coffee, and she went ballistic! She yelled across the courtyard and said she was the only one working outside. We thought that was bizarre, but nothing prepared us for her running, yes running to our table and throwing our food at us. I told her I would like to speak with her manager and she just laughed. She said their was no manager on site. She was right. I went inside and was told by all the staff that they do not have a manager on site. I left my name, number and email address, but no one has every contacted me. I have asked around the Newport area and have been told by other restaurant owners that they have heard a lot of complaints lately about the waitresses. Food is great, service is horrible!

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★☆☆☆☆

Charlie Chili's has been a favorite of mine and my husbands for years. This Mother's Day (2009,) we went for breakfast for my "special day". My husband asked the patio-waitress for a refill of coffee, and she went ballistic! She yelled across the courtyard and said she was the only one working outside. We thought that was bizarre, but nothing prepared us for her running, yes running to our table and throwing our food at us. I told her I would like to speak with her manager and she just laughed. She said their was no manager on site. She was right. I went inside and was told by all the staff that they do not have a manager on site. I left my name, number and email address, but no one has every contacted me. I have asked around the Newport area and have been told by other restaurant owners that they have heard a lot of complaints lately about the waitresses. Food is great, service is horrible!

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Rude Waitress

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OK food and service. I think it has survived all these years because of its great location. I think investing in some new furniture and scaling down their menu so it does not include everything under the sun would be a good idea.

3
★★★☆☆

OK food and service. I think it has survived all these years because of its great location. I think investing in some new furniture and scaling down their menu so it does not include everything under the sun would be a good idea.

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Outstanding home made chili with any topping you can dream up. Very casual - have even seen gals in their bikinis. My sis took me there on my last visit to California and I definitely want to go back.

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★★★★☆

Outstanding home made chili with any topping you can dream up. Very casual - have even seen gals in their bikinis. My sis took me there on my last visit to California and I definitely want to go back.

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Well of course the chili is good and you can get it as a topping on just about anything. The chili cheese fries are delicious and the staff is really friendly

4
★★★★☆

Well of course the chili is good and you can get it as a topping on just about anything. The chili cheese fries are delicious and the staff is really friendly

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