Red Hot Ranch Lakeview

Restaurants, Hot dogs Lake View
4 out of 5 stars
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Red Hot Ranch Lakeview
Photograph: Hannah Bourne Red Hot Ranch's special burger. Two thin burger patties with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and their special sauce. Get it at their new location in Lakeview: 3055 N Ashland Ave.

The second location of the latenight hot dog and fried shrimp joint is a little glitzier (televisions, seats), but the most important difference is that it also offers burgers, thin, griddled patties with perfectly melted cheese, LTO and special sauce. The Depression Dogs are just as good as at the original, and fried shrimp dunked in spicy cocktail sauce is just what we want to eat after a night of drinking.


Venue name: Red Hot Ranch Lakeview
Address: 3057 N Ashland Ave
Transport: Bus: 9, 77.
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This used to be a great place for dogs and burgers. Unfortunately, that is not the true anymore. The people who were working there last time I went were plain nasty. Also, their food is not the same. Maybe they changed their food suppliers, or maybe the attitude is just sipping into the food? I am really disappointed as this was one of my favorite places in the city.


The Lakeview location of Red Hot Ranch expands its menu beyond the Depression Dogs and fried shrimp served at its original Logan Square stand. Here, you'll find burgers styled after those found at West Coast chain In-N-Out, featured thin, griddled patties and special sauce. Everything comes with a side of fries and will run you less than $6—perfect for a cheap pre- or post-bar meal.

Red Hot Ranch is EVERYTHING. Love this fast food joint, it's definitely one of the best spots in Chicago. The burger is incredible, the hot dog a classic, and the fries are crispy perfection, honestly the best! Can't rave enough about this spot.

It's 8 or 9pm on a weeknight, and I have no idea what I want to do for dinner. Where am I headed? Red Hot Ranch. I mean, really, how can you beat a perfectly greasy Red Hot Ranch cheese burger with a side of salty and crispy fries for under $6?