Mustard’s Last Stand

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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. Continue reading

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.

Dishes to try
Mustard’s Last Stand, Red Hot with the works
Red Hot with the works
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Not your average hot dog.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11am - 8:30pm
Monday10:30am - 10pm
Tuesday10:30am - 10pm
Wednesday10:30am - 10pm
Thursday10:30am - 10pm
Friday10:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday10:30am - 10:30pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
9 stops | 3 hr 21 min total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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