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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
10:30 - 23:00
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Lemont, Illinois
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158 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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. Very small eating area so you might end up eating in your car or at... More 

Thank Mickie T
Oak Lawn, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 the Giardiniera is also homemade.

Thank scott2428
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank millietigs
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mike C
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank millietigs
Chicago, Illinois
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2,769 reviews
1,561 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,773 helpful votes
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 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Buzz P
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank sdoheny2000
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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.

Thank Mike P
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Beverly

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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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