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Scott Floersheimer | Fatso's Last Stand


Fatso's Last Stand is a popular hot dog and burger joint in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago. It’s housed in a retro-looking stand that has been a fixture of the area since 1930, and there’s a second location in Lincoln Park.

It has become a local institution by using classic recipes that are true to the city’s culinary heritage, and for its vintage charm. The Vienna Beef hot dogs--complete with Chicago’s iconic “dragged through the garden” condiments--are charred, not steamed. Fatso’s also sells variations on the hot dog, such as a deep fried veggie dog and New York style with spicy mustard and sauerkraut. In addition, guests can enjoy other Chicago staples like the Maxwell Street Polish and Italian beef sandwiches.

Fatso’s also goes outside the menu of the typical Chicago hot dog shack thanks to its award-winning burgers (such as the Ooey Gooey and Samuel Double Fatso Extreme), chili, mac n’ cheese, fried shrimp, hand-cut fries, milkshakes and soft-serve ice cream.

Overall, Fatso's Last Stand is a must-visit for anyone looking for a taste of authentic Chicago cuisine. Whether you're a longtime resident or a first-time visitor to the Windy City, you won't want to miss the opportunity to savor one of their hot dogs, burgers or Italian beef sandwiches.

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