Mustard’s Last Stand

Hamburgers | Hot Dog
One of the best

If you crave a true Chicago red hot while in the northern suburb of Evanston, Mustard’s Last Stand will fill the bill. It is an adorable little shop near Northwestern’s stadium that has has a full menu of burgers, sandwiches and wraps, chicken and salads, but it’t the hot dogs that matter. They are all-beef, Vienna-brand red hots steamed to plumpness and cushioned inside soft, poppy-seed rolls. All the usual Chi-town condiments are available, even ketchup.

In fact, the house catchphrase is “Catch-up to Mustard’s.” As a test – and only as a test – we once requested some on a frank. “Really?” asked the counterman. “Are you sure?” When we told him we were only kidding, and wanted the ketchup for dipping French fries (a proper use for it in Chicago), he beamed with relief and took extra care arranging the condiments on our red hot like a horn of plenty.

Connoisseurs of cheap-eats interior décor will admire the counter stools at Mustard’s, the upholstery of which display a lovely portrait of a fully-dressed hot dog.

What to Eat
Mustard’s Last Stand, Red Hot with the works
Red Hot with the works
Not your average hot dog.
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday11am - 8:30pm
Monday10:30am - 10pm
Tuesday10:30am - 10pm
Wednesday10:30am - 10pm
Thursday10:30am - 10pm
Friday10:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday10:30am - 10:30pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 74 MILES | 3 hr 21 min

Frankfurter historians believe the Chicago red hot (aka hot dog) was first configured in 1929 by Abe "Fluky" Drexler at the erstwhile street bazaar on Maxwell Street. Drexler's genius was to bun the sausage and top it with so many condiments that it seemed more like a meal than a snack. Today, nearly 2000 vendors…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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