Fatso's Last Stand

Restaurants , Hot dogs Ukrainian Village
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Fatso's Last Stand
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Fried shrimp at Phil's Last Stand

This “last stand” serves Fatsos (burgers) and Welch’s grape juice (?) until 4am on weekends, in a room where the main decor element is hundreds of the stand’s business cards glued to a wall. Though this place is only a few years old, it has the soul of a classic, and anything that goes in a fryer—crispy-on-the-outside french fries, sweet shrimp coated with crunchy panko-like breading—comes out damn near perfect.

Venue name: Fatso's Last Stand
Address: 2258 W Chicago Ave
Cross street: at Oakley Blvd
Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Bus: 49, 50, 66.
Price: Average main course: $4
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4.6 / 5

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God Bless you, Phil! Disclaimer: I still refuse to call you Fatso's... Best drunk food in the city of Chicago; hands down. It ain't bad sober, either. That is, of course, if you're willing to risk a heart attack by eating here more than once a week... Every single item on this menu is superb. Except the vegetarian stuff, but really, why would a vegetarian ever eat here? From the In-n-out style fatso burgers (better than In-n-out, FYI), char dogs, salami sandwich, Merck's cheddar fries, new Italian sausage, to jumbo fried shrimp, you really cannot go wrong. Don't forget to ask about the secret menu items ;) If you're ever hungry after a night out drinking in Ukie Village or Wicker Park, you're doing yourself a disservice by not having your Uber make a pit stop at Phil's.

RIP Phil! You left behind a legacy that I hope will never die!


It is hard to believe the quality and taste of the food on the menu. The burgers and fries are amazing.

Betsy J

I love FATSO's!!!! Juicy burgers, awesome french fries and the best Chicago dogs!!!! I go as often as I can.

Reginald N

I waited 30 minutes for them to open I was their first customer when they first open years ago I knew there food was going to be the bomb and they didn't have change and he was going to give my fatso ddl burger for free I really miss him!!

Clayton Guse

Fatso's Last Stand will clog your arteries in the best way. Whether your get a cheddar-soaked burger or a classic Chicago dog, you're sure to be filled with the type of grease that Chicagoans have come to know and love.

Stephanie L

Ok, I liked it, I just didn't think it was anything that special. We had almost EVERYTHING on the menu. And it was good but not much better than another chain fast food place. Cheesy tots Smash burger might've been my fav Shrimp po boy was good but same fatso sauce...nothg special. Chicago dog-good Fries were soggy and not really flavorful Fried pickles were good but burger bar is better The staff was super nice. Parking lot attached. Late night hours.

Jake J

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago and their burgers are amazing as well.  Early or late,  Fatso's always does the trick!

Zach L

After a late show at the Empty Bottle, a walk to Fatso's is usually in order. These guys make some of the best char dogs in the city, accompanied by greasy fries. The burgers (the stand's namesake) are also great, imitating the minimalistic West Coast patty stacks favored by In and Out.