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659 N Bank Ln, Ste 2, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1826 (Formerly Left Bank Pizza)
+1 847-234-4770
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:30
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has been around FOREVER! Best cheese dogs known to man! It is small, but that's OK. Very unique!

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Thank Kimmarie M
Lake Forest, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Apparently we are far enough away from Chicago that it is okay and even suggested to put mustard, relish, cheese, chili and, yes, ketchup on what I think is a great hotdog. It helps to have eaten them all my life but I think they are great! Cutest place but don't go in a hurry. Used to be a must... More 

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Thank Buckystar8
Lake Forest, Illinois
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great local place for a quick bite right on the corner of Market Square....been popular forever!!!! I love it! Also super chili!

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Thank LuvLoro
Lake Forest, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've had my share of dogs. LB's part of the local culture. I get it. But let's be serious- the hotdogs are average- at best- and the prices are H-I-G-H High to pay for the overinflated rent the poor owner is forced to pay and for the double- and unnecessary staff they keep on hand- in a uncomfortable and cramped... More 

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2 Thank Mopington
IL
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I have been going to the left bank since I was a kid and I LOVE IT! There cheese dogs are the best I have ever had.

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Thank R F
New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

Has been the same for 45 years- and that is the way it should stay. When something is perfect the way it is, updating it is a bad idea. The lines out the door at lunch time say it all.

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Thank decarts
Illinois
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121 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

This little "hot dog stand" has been in Lake Forest for decades. Almost everyone who was raised in town grew up having a hot dog from Mr. P. They are known for their cheese dogs, and college kids everywhere head there the minute they come home from school. It's small, so there is no loitering or meandering with chat after... More 

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2 Thank brink9
Lake Forest, IL
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Small hole in the wall serving hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips etc.. Very popular with the lunch crowd (ok, not open for dinner, that's why). Get a tee shirt , wear it proudly.

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2 Thank eof025
Lake Bluff, Il
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

log-time, family owned little gem on the north shore. great hot-dogs, not-so-sloppy joe's, and pizza are all excellent and the service makes you feel like family.

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1 Thank kch44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 16:30
Thursday
11:00 - 16:30
Friday
11:00 - 16:30
Saturday
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 N Bank Ln, Ste 2, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1826 (Formerly Left Bank Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-4770

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?