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Mustard's Last Stand

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1613 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201-1505
+1 847-864-2700
10:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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Evanston, Illinois
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Mustard's Last Stand since I was a child. I visited Mustard's Last Stand yesterday to order two Polish Sausages with Ketchup, Mustard, and Relish with Large Fries and a Large Diet Coke. Mustard's Last Stand does not disappoint! Cheers! 🌭🍟🌭

Thank Larry W
Chicago, Illinois
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2,070 reviews
1,117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,386 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Since Jerry Starkman opened Mustard's Last Stand in 1969, its motto has been "Ketchup to Mustards." Please. Spare me. Ketchup on a hot dog? Remember, Clint Eastwood once said: "Nobody, I mean nobody, puts ketchup on a hot dog." I agree. Hot dogs weren't meant for ketchup. But that one transgression doesn't take away from Mustard's renowned hot dog stand.... More 

Thank Taylor B
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped here while heading to the football game at Ryan Field. The service was quick friendly and the food is classic hot dog stand fair. Prepared quickly, while you wait, fresh and hot. We did not get fries as we wanted a quick sandwich. But a great experience. Full disclosure, I do not compare a hot dog stand to... More 

Thank Dan S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went there for a quick lunch prior to a college visit for my daughter and it was fine. It's a good Evanston institution and the food and service were okay.

Thank Rahul B
Wilmette, Illinois
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Anyone who wants to know what life has been like in Evanston for the past 30 or so years can get some idea from the places that have lasted that long. Name another, please? I've been getting the same somewhat greasy, terrific food here since 1990, and it wasn't new when I came. You can patronize them before or after... More 

Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

You drive up to a tiny hut with concrete tables firmly cemented into the ground. You've got to know this place is a dive. It's next to NU's football stadium and if it isn't a historic landmark yet then it will be someday. You can guess the demographic. The service is fantastic. The choices are a lot more than dogs... More 

Thank Kacey811
Marietta, Georgia
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

Evanston landmark. Great burgers, french fries and beef sandwiches. Ice cream. While waiting in line I heard lots of great chatter about the hot dogs and polish sausage too but did not try.

Thank MerryBanker
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I m not a hot dog lover, but some days you just have to have one. Wildcats, Northwestern @ Mustard's Last Stand just go hand in hand

Thank diner574
Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The hot dog is really delicious and an order of fries is really big. There are a few stools to sit on or you can sit outside. It's cozy. Go during off hours.

Thank Dragonfly1004
Wilmette, IL
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is the best of fast food America. Just watch the mix of crowds that come in: young, old, black, white, students, suits, moms, college students..and that is probably all in one line!

Thank ctmWilmette_IL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1613 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201-1505
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-864-2700

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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?