chili's Huntington Beach

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Chili's Restaurant in Huntington Beach, Calif.

 

 

Huntington Beach, Calif.--The economic tough times had just set in when I and a friend dined at Chili's in Huntington Beach. We'd been there years previous when they advertised specials to bring people into the new restaurant at Charter Center. It was really good when I tried it, and it was good years later when I went back again. Though not busy on a Tuesday night in September (everyone was probably downtown at the Surf City Nights), a family with noisy children made up for the quiet evening. Our only regret was that the person who sat us and the family  didn't give the family a bigger booth with plenty of space (there was a nearly empty room), instead right next to us. They probably wanted to make their food serving tasks easier. Top photos: Mesquite Chicken Salad and Monterey Chicken from Chili's in Huntington Beach.

 

I wasn't thinking "diet" and seldom am when out picking menu favorites. Sure, you may see some broccoli and lettuce in the food plates above, and sure the left plate that's a barbequed chicken salad is the better choice. But, the right plate with grilled chicken breast smothered in two kinds of melted cheeses, salsa, bacon strips, and grilled onions is the tastiest thing going. Just be sure to chomp on the veggies as well, and you won't feel quite so overfed by the time you pay the bill.

 

Chili's is a chain restaurant, as you probably know. It is recognized by a red chili logo. It is part of Brinker International, which also owns Maggiano's Little Italian Grill, Macaroni Grill and On the Border restaurants. Chili's began in Dallas in the mid-1970's, and grew into a popular nationwide chain that is listed on the stock exchange.

 

Location: 17071 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Call: 714-841-6545
chilis.com

 

This Chili's is located around the corner Gaya-Kaku Japanese Restaurant.

 

Note: For visitors on vacation, business or family matters in Huntington Beach, Chili's is located on the same side of the street and only two blocks from Howard Johnson Express Inn.

 

 

 

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