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In a word: See Applebee's. Same deal.

The specs: #0076
Address, hours & details via Isthmus; reviews at Yelp, Ruppert Food Blog, Chili's Grill & Bar on Urbanspoon; Chili's web site.

JM ate the steak fajita quesadilla and a lemonade.
Nichole ate the "quesadilla explosion" salad and a cosmo.
The bill was $33, or $16.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Chili's a B; Nichole gave Chili's a C (see our grading rubric).

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As per usual with the mall-chain places, Chili's serves massive quantities of average food with wannabe-wacky names. We'd bet that if all of these Family Eatin' type restaurants closed, the styrofoam box industry would quickly fold shortly thereafter. We'd say more about the food if there were more to say.

Nichole's judgement was impaired by the Cosmo she'd mixed herself at home, so she ordered one from the Chili's bar. Can someone please explain why anyone would pay $6.50 for a drink? And a watery, treacly one at that? She'll never know. Somewhere deep down she knows it's her own fault for ordering it at Chili's. Ugh.


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I finally know the answer to your question! The reason you pay $6.50 for the drink at Chili's is that they will call the cops if you bring your own. Just ask Mr. Weidner: http://www.cityofmadison.com/incidentReports/incidentDetail.cfm?id=12907

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