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Janson's Drive In INC

9900 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-1831
+1 773-238-3612
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  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“hot dog” (3 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
“south side” (2 reviews)
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9900 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-1831
Neighbourhood: Beverly
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is one business that still produces a great quality cheese dog--celery salt is the secret! Never disappointed--I only wish we lived closer so I could come more often. I was visiting a friend about an hour away and HAD to stop here for lunch....More

Thank Mickie T
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've been coming here me entire life. New owners a few year back and had updated the place but kept the original charm.All the food is good but the Italian beef is one of the best I ever had. Beef is roasted on site and...More

Thank scott2428
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love Janson's food! I normally get it to go because their seating area is very small and I am normally on the go. Their food is great and their service is great!

Thank millietigs
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I made a business trip to Chicago and saw this place around lunch time and knew I had to stop in. It has a walk-up counter with small indoor and outdoor eating areas if you decide to eat on the premises. They have a wide...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Jansons is a friendly place that had great food and a great atmosphere! Everything I've ordered than has been good and I have never had any problems when I have been there.

Thank millietigs
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I remember the summer of 1960 when Janson's Drive-in opened up at 99th and South Western Avenue, south of the old Evergreen Shopping Plaza in the Beverly neighborhood. I was a young college student driving my father's car and you couldn't go past Janson's without...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 18 May 2016

All sandwiches - including Chicago dogs and pizza puffs - are above average. Soups and are terrific! Shakes are to die for! To go operation is efficient and popular but eat-in is available.

Thank Buzz P
Reviewed 4 March 2016

I have been going to Janson's for 40 years. They have fantastic hot dogs, burgers and fries. They have fresh banana shakes. All there shake are made from scratch. It reminds you of and old fashioned Drive inn. The quality of the food is a...More

Thank sdoheny2000
Reviewed 2 April 2015

It is as if God him/herself has descended from the heavens to the southside of Chicago to craft these, most excellent, burgers. The bacon cheese burger is my personal favorite. If you find yourself on the southside of Chi- head for 99th and Western, and...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 April 2015

For great burgers, milkshakes and fun 50's music this is a great place to visit. They have a really tiny dining room and a small outdoor seating area. The burgers are a bit pricy for counter service in my opinion, but delicious.

Thank Tulamom
One of the South Side’s most architecturally arresting
neighborhoods, Beverly is a quiet area where you’ll
find more residents than tourists. You don’t have to
travel far to see an Irish castle: the Beverly
Unitarian Church sits commandingly on South Longwood
Drive. This traditionally Irish neighborhood is now a
mix of cultures but still maintains its strong roots
in the neighborhood pubs lining Western Avenue. Though
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9900 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-1831
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Beverly
  • Neighbourhood: Beverly
  • Phone Number: +1 773-238-3612
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