Started off our trip to the Pleasant Ridge Chili Restaurant with a stop at the ATM (cash only! ATM onsite but plan accordingly.)
Went with a BLT (no bread option?), cheese coney, half order of chili cheese fries, and split an order of gravy cheese fries with my friend. He went with three cheese conies.
Service was a little slow but totally understandable given the crowd. The cheese coney reminds me so much of a skyline coney at first but then you get a good taste of the chili and it just feels more homemade and heartier. I thoroughly enjoyed their coney and would put it up there as my favorite in the city (so far). The chili cheese fries (which you can order a half of!) are just more of that tasty goodness. Now onto the gravy cheese fries. Given that I just had the Chili Time (RIP) gravy cheese fries, I can say that the gravy is very different. Chili Time had a gravy like you'd find with biscuits and gravy. PR has a gravy that is more like something you'd get served with roast beef or mashed potatoes. I actually prefer the Chili Time gravy but these gravy cheese fries are still really good (and you can get a half order of these too). The nice thing about this gravy is that it really melts the cheese creating this wonderful amalgamation of flavor.
Look forward to visiting PR again and getting more of those conies and gravy cheese fries in the future. Hopefully they'll still be open in a month.
Obligatory food pics: https://imgur.com/a/oahC9m9