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Janson's Drive In INC

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9900 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643-1831
+1 773-238-3612
Today
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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!

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Thank millietigs
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 variety of great sandwiches, though I didn't get adventurous, ordering a burger and onion rings.... More 

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Thank Mike C
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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Thank millietigs
Chicago, Illinois
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2,075 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 stopping for a hot dog and root beer. Over the years, living and working out... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Thank Buzz P
Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 step above the average drive inn. The new owners were carefull to keep the old... More 

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Thank sdoheny2000
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 know this, your quest for burger nirvana is nigh.

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Thank Mike P
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Tulamom
Ohio
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Finally got back to visit my childhood favorite hotdog, shakes and cheese fry joint! Love the new layout and the staff just needs to realize that people like me that have been coming for 25 years still want the old time favorites! Highly recommend and I will be back!

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Thank Ronnie R
New Lenox, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

In the neighborhood and decided to give the "new" Janson's a try. Greeted by three employees leaning against the counter and seriously major frowns! A smile for the customers might be a better m.o.

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Thank enjoyfamilydining

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beverly

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Beverly
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 Beverly may be off the beaten path, its hilly geography makes it visually unique. Enjoy the neighborhood’s green space in the Dan Ryan Forest Preserve or visit one of several historic homes and districts along South Longwood Drive, including one of four Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the neighborhood.
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