Welcome to the Texas Chili Parlor!
Welcome to the one, the only, the original Texas Chili Parlor. An Austin institution since 1976, TCP is many things to many people.
To Texas legislators, TCP is a favorite lunch spot, just up the street from the state capitol.
To University of Texas students and fans, TCP is a great sports bar, with plenty of enthusiasm for all the UT teams.
Don't you feel more like you do now than when you came?
To a core group of devoted regulars, TCP is that place "where everybody knows your name."
And to all of Austin, TCP has become a landmark, a not-to-be-missed bit of local color. A visit to TCP will do your spirit good—great food, full bar, lively staff, and funky atmosphere sure to spark your appetite. Great chili? That goes without saying, and there's lots more on the Menu—amazing enchiladas, big juicy burgers, sumptuous sandwiches, special salads, magnificent munchies, and terrific tacos.
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"Texas Chili Parlor continues to serve its legendary chili with an adult rating. From ''X''— for beginners— patrons can move on to ''XX'' or even ''XXX'' (sample at your own risk). It's the traditional Lone Star chili. No trendy flavors. Just beef, tomatoes and chili powder in a bowl. But a bowl isn't the only way to carry it. Freida's chili enchiladas are covered with it, as is the chili cheeseburger. If that's still too intimidating, don't fear. The black bean and sausage chili (made with Elgin hot sausage) is a milder alternative. Forks up. Cheap. Price range: $0-$15."
Dale Rice, Austin American-Statesman