• The Best Spots for Chili in Hoboken, Jersey City + Bayonne

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    When the weather gets colder, there’s nothing quite like steaming hot bevvies {possibly spiked with a little alcohol} and foods to make your belly warm and happy this holiday season. A well-made chili is always top on our list, so we have rounded up some of the best places to get a delicious bowl of this winter staple {plus some places that incorporate chili into other dishes} in Hoboken, Jersey City, and Bayonne.

    Hoboken

    Arthur’s Tavern {237 Washington Street}

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    Besides the amazing steaks and burgers, Arthur’s makes a mouth-watering bowl of chili topped with mounds of cheddar cheese and the perfect amount of scallions, just enough to leave you feeling full and satisfied. There’s only one rule team HG has when it comes to ordering this chili — you *must* get Arthur’s famous garlic bread along with it. 

    Biggie’s {36-42 Newark Street}

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    Photo: @biggiesclambar on Instagram

    With locations all over NJ, Biggie’s has plenty of fresh seafood as well as their own brand of turkey chili {so you can feel a little bit healthy about eating it} made with kidney beans, tomatoes, peppers & onions — topped with cheddar cheese, of course.

    Black Bear Bar & Grill {205 Washington Street}

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    Photo: @blackbearhoboken on Instagram

    This is a great place to watch the game and indulge in some classic bar fare, including chili to complement the savory burgers or wings offered at this neighborhood favorite. You can even get chili over nachos — because it’s only right. 

    Wicked Wolf {120 Sinatra Drive}

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    Photo: @wickedwolfhoboken on Instagram

    Perfect for weekly trivia nights and delicious sandwiches, wraps and apps, the chili here is topped with melted cheddar jack cheese and scallions, which will go perfectly with a beer tower if you’re feeling cray. Also on the menu is nachos topped with chili {pictured above} AND chili as an option to add to your burger — score. 

    Tenth & Willow {935 Willow Avenue}

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    With burgers galore {and a grilled cheese sandwich on Texas Toast, just sayin’} + some choice options for breakfast, Tenth & Willow serves its chili with sour cream, chopped red onions and cheddar cheese and allows you to add chili to nachos. 

    READ: Where to Find the Best Vegan Soups in Jersey City

    Jersey City

    The Hamilton Inn {708 Jersey Avenue}

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    Fun cocktails and enjoyable brunch make this spot a great place to dine, and the {locally} smoked brisket chili appetizer served with cheddar is no exception.

    City Diner {31 Montgomery Street}

    A choice spot to pop in for workday lunch, City Diner has its own version of chili, complete with slow cooked ground beef, black beans, onions and peppers, topped with cheddar jack cheese and scallions.

    Beechwood Café {290 Grove Street + 18 Park View Avenue}

    With 2 locations in Jersey City, this is a great place for local brunch and dinner eats, including homemade chili served with cheddar cheese, sour cream and Pico de gallo.

    Left Bank Burger Bar {194 Newark Avenue}

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    Photo: @lb_burgerbar on Instagram

    In addition to the tempting burgers, check out the Butchers Chili at Left Bank, served with tortilla chips, cheddar and sour cream — or get the Chilltown Fries topped with chili, smoked bacon, cheese & jalapeno.

    O’Hara’s Downtown {172 1st Street}

    This local neighborhood sports bar features appetizing tacos and burgers as well as beef chili and served with a side of tortilla chips {and topped with cheese, of course}.

    Bayonne

    Hendrickson’s Corner {671 Broadway}

    This long-standing Bayonne staple features a variety of appetizing sandwiches, schnitzel, ½ pound burgers and so much more, including the tasty chili, perfectly chunky and served with the right amount of spices and cheese – just be careful, it’s filling!

    Starting Point Bar & Grill {2 Avenue A}

    This downtown bar is good for a drink and local fare {and sometimes live music events} including local burgers, tacos, bar pies, and hearty beef chili.

    See More: The Best Soups in Hoboken {For All Your Cravings}

    Where’s your favorite spot to grab some chili? Share with us in the comments below and tag us in your foodie pics on Instagram @HobokenGirlBlog + #HobokenGirl <3

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    Lauren originally hails from Nutley, NJ but is happy and proud to have called Bayonne her hometown for the past 5 years, where she can always find a beautiful park to walk or run in and a great place to eat. Lauren has a deep appreciation for a good bar, a great glass of red wine, and good food, and often frequents Jersey City for dining, where she worked for 4 years. Now working in NYC, Lauren still gets her Jersey City fix on the weekends or after work, and then goes back to her apartment where she lives with her husband, a Bayonne native, and her awesome kitty, Lola. You can also find her at yoga class in Jersey City or Hoboken, writing, or reading {and continually running out of space for all of her books} in her spare time.