Camp Washington Chili 3-way
Camp Washington Chili 3-way

It's just one of many ways to order Cincinnati-style chili while you’re in town! Cincinnatians eat more than two million pounds of chili each year topped with 850,000 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese. Whoa!

Whether it's hitting one of the local chains like Skyline Chili or Gold Star Chili, visiting the 24-hour Camp Washington Chili or heading to Northern Kentucky's first chili parlor Dixie Chili, try some cheese coneys or chili spaghetti piled high with cheese. Mmm...Is it lunchtime, yet?

When most folks think of chili, they don’t imagine it layered over spaghetti, and they certainly don’t expect hints of cinnamon, clove and chocolate. But that’s the way we do it in Cincinnati USA! With Greek origins, chili spaghetti and cheese coneys have been a way of life here since the 1920s. With more than 140 chili parlors in the region, you have no excuse not to try some famous Cincinnati-style chili while you’re here! So go ahead, order that 3-way and taste it for yourself.

Things to know when ordering:

  • 2-way – Chili and spaghetti
  • 3-way – Chili, spaghetti and cheese
  • 4-way – Chili, spaghetti, cheese and onions or beans
  • 5-way – Chili, spaghetti, cheese, onions and beans
  • Cheese coney – Hot dog topped with chili, mustard, onions and cheese
  • All meals served with oyster crackers (hot sauce optional)
  • Order it inverted with the cheese underneath the chili for an extra-gooey dish

Choose your chili parlor with this list and pick up the Cincinnati Chili Passport to document your visits. Learn more about Cincinnati-style chili here.

Cincinnati Chili Passport
Cincinnati Chili Passport

Special Recipe!

Need something quick ‘n’ easy to take to a football or family gathering? Make some Cincinnati Chili Dip! 

  1. Spread 8 ounces of cream cheese on the bottom of a casserole dish.
  2. Sprinkle diced onions over cream cheese (optional).
  3. Pour one can of Cincinnati-style chili over cream cheese and onions.
  4. Cover with shredded cheddar cheese.
  5. Heat at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.
  6. Serve piping hot with tortilla chips.

Believe us, this dish will be devoured in a flash!