Craving your baby back ribs? How about a burger, fajitas or a salad? Or maybe a margarita after a long work week? No matter what you’re hungry for Chili’s has something on the menu you’ll probably like. In this post, I break down the up-to-date menu prices for everything on the Chili’s menu in 2024. Don’t forget to check out my tips for saving money, including how to get free chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage on every visit.
What menu items have been discontinued at Chili’s?
In 2017 various Fresh Mex items were cut from the menu. Here are the menu items that landed on the chopping block for that year.
Southwest Chicken Soup
Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Spicy Pasilla Chile Chicken
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Smothered Chicken Burrito
Smoked Chicken Quesadillas
Smothered Carnitas Burrito
Creamy Jalapeno Wings
Loaded White Queso
Pork Carnitas Tacos
Prime Rib Fresh Mex Bowl
Prime Rib Fajitas
Prime Rib Tacos
Southwestern Mac & Cheese
Chipotle Chicken Flatbread
And in 2022, two more items discontinued:
Original Chicken Crispers
Chili’s still serves other chicken crispers on the menu despite the discontinuation of the original version. Kind of weird, but that’s how things played out.
What discounts can you claim at Chili’s?
There are all sorts of ways to save money on every visit to Chili’s. Let’s kick things off with an explanation on how you can get a free order of chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage with each visit.
The first step to savings is to sign up for the My Chili’s Rewards program. When you register for this free account using your name, email address, and creating a password, you visit a Chili’s at least once every 60 days and spend at least $5.00. This program also gets you signed up for a free dessert on your birthday (valued at $8.49 or less) and personalized rewards of free kids meals or appetizers depending on your profile. Finally, you get free wifi access as a rewards members. If you like saving money and eating at Chili’s, this program is a must join.
Is there a catchy to the My Chili’s Rewards program? Nothing major that I could find. You must be at least 18 years of age or older to join and visit restaurants in the United States, including Hawaii to qualify. Also, keep in mind that all rewards at Chili’s are limited time so make sure to take advantage of discounts before they expire. Most rewards expire after only 30 days incentivizing customers to become regulars.
Happy Hour Specials
Chili’s happy hour drink deals.
Another way to save is by visiting during happy hour. Fortunately, Chili’s is generous with their happy hour schedule. You can also check this page on the Chili’s website to search what your neighborhood happy hour times are.
Here are the happy hour times for my local Chili’s:
Saturday + Sunday: All day happy hour.
Monday: 3 p.m. – Close.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 3 p.m – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 3 p.m. – Close.
Friday: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Here are some of the happy hour drink specials you can expect: 16 oz Bud Light ($3), 22 oz Bud Light ($4), 12 oz Modelo ($4), 22 oz Model ($5), Tequila Trifecta ($6), Straw-Eddy Rita ($6), Tito’s Bloody Mary ($6). Don’t forget to ask about the select list of appetizers that’s also on special during this time.
Margarita of the Month
Margarita of the Month.
You can save any time of the day by ordering the Margarita of the Month. The margarita flavor changes each month, but you get a fantastic deal between $5 – $6 depending on the month. Here are some of the previous margaritas that have been featured:
October, 2022: The Fang-tastic Rita
November, 2022: Maker’s Mark-a-Rita
December, 2022: Santa’s Secret Stache Rita
January, 2023: No margarita featured this month.
Are you 55+? Chili’s gives members of AARP discounts nationwide, they also offer 10% discounts to seniors. Students can also enjoy 10% student discounts at Chili’s with UNiDAYS.
Veterans receive free meals as well on Veterans Day, the list are as follows:
Margarita Grilled Chicken
Bowl of Chili or Soup and Salad
Chicken Bacon Ranch Quesadillas
Just Bacon Burger
Oldtimer with Cheese
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Last, but certainly not least is to check out the lunch menu that runs Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This special gives you the choice of 6 entrees for $10, plus a soup and salad. You’ll save between 15% – 25% compared to the regular menu prices depending on the entree selected.
What are the most popular menu items at Chili’s?
Chili’s is known for its Tex-Mex and American dishes, here are the collated items you can try:
Chili’s Classic Ribeye
Cajun Chicken Pasta
Southwest Egg Rolls
Bacon Ranch Chicken Quesadillas
Texas Dry Rub Ribs
Crispy Chicken Crispers
Big Mouth Bites
Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich
California Turkey Club
Caribbean Salad With Seared Shrimp
Texas Cheese Fries
Cajun Shrimp Pasta
Molten Chocolate Cake
Mushroom Swiss Burger
Quesadilla Explosion Salad
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
Is there a secret menu at Chili’s?
There is currently no secret menu at Chili’s. If this ever changes, I’ll be the first to let you know about it.
Are there any Chili’s menu items for specialty diets?
Yes, they offerallergen/Vegetarian, Nutrition, Gluten-Friendly Menu. If someone in your group has a food allergy, let your server or the manager know before placing your orders. Keep in mind the restaurant doesn’t guarantee that any food item will be completely allergen-free because common food preparation methods, such as common oil frying and use of common food preparation tools and surfaces may contact different food items.
Who is the target audience of Chili’s menu?
Chili’s clientele of all ages due to their broad menu and National advertising campaigns. The restaurant is a go-to venue for birthdays, celebrations, hangouts, impromptu dates, or no special reason at all.
Chili’s was founded in 1975 by Larry Lavine. The chain has more than a thousand locations across the world and continues to add units. They mainly focus on giving their customers what they deserve and putting them as their main priority to make them feel at home.
In the year 2002 Create-A-Pepper campaign was created to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, they raised over $100 million. Create-A-Pepper still exists up today and continues to support St. Jude.
Freshelle Mae Heruela takes her taste buds on the ultimate flavor road trip, one restaurant at a time. From golden arches to spinning crowns, no fast food rock goes unturned on her watch.
But what’s a meal without the details, right? In true Nancy Drew style, Freshelle investigates and reveals the latest menu prices and special deals at restaurants across America. Forget the Da Vinci Code; we’re talking the Dollar Menu Code here, folks!
Freshelle has a bachelor's degree from STI College and was previously a teacher before joining Mobile Cuisine.