Sunday, September 7, 2008

Fat Johnnies on Western

Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots
7242 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60636
Phone: (773) 737-6294

Review for Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots
In Short
This dilapidated shack on busy Western Avenue has been serving up Great hot dogs, sausage and tamales for more than 30 years. Place your order through the window, then eat in the car or at one of several picnic tables set up in the summer. Hot dogs are steamed and topped with mustard, neon-green relish, chopped onions, cucumber and tomato. Those with a bigger appetite might go for a double dog (two wieners, one bun) or a fat one (a larger dog).

Insider Tips
Know Before You Go
Fat Johnnie's takes pride in staying open all year despite the winter cold. It does close early, though, due to the sketchy nature of the neighborhood.

Where to Sit
If the picnic tables outside are full, there are more tables available two houses to the north.

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