A Skyline Chili opened in Virginia back in the mid-’80’s and didn’t last long. It was next to the Giant Food at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Gallows Rd. in Merrifield.
We enjoyed it a few times, but not enough to make it a regular stop.
Hard Times Cafe, a NOVA-based small chain, offers a Cincinnati chile which is decent, but I always ended up ordering their Texas-style. Surprisingly, their vegge chili is their spiciest offering and is quite good if you can get over the idea of peanuts instead of meat.
Our favorite is from an Emeril recipe of "Texas-style"; it’s fantastic, but has considerable prep and needs to simmer for hours to break down the cubed flank steak.