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Reviewed June 28, 2022 via mobile

Got our fix in today at Tony’s. The Chicago beef is unbelievable and the fries are the best we’ve ever had. Great to see Tony and his son. As authentic and as nice of people you will ever meet. The joint was hopping and they...had it all under control. Our favorite place. We love the one in Venice where we live but always enjoy the Sarasota location.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 21, 2022

Homemade and fast. Little hole in the wall serving fantastic Chicago specials. Fresh cut fries are the best.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 31, 2022

This is a must stop for a afternoon meal. The beef is definitely the best in Sarasota. I would actually compare head to head with any beef place in Chicago. The fries are also to die for. I love this place and the staff. Keep...up the good work. I look forward in visiting you once again next year.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2021

Good food, authentic Chicago style dogs and more. Friendly staff and good prices, and close to Siesta beach. Good place for a quick bite, what more could you want?

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 25, 2021

The best Chicago Dog! Hand cut fries and nice owner made our experience great! First time in the area and we will be back. Fresh poppy seed bun with great hot dog and excellent toppings.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed March 24, 2021

This place is the closest you will find to a Chicago Beef in Florida. I would compare this beef to Chicago's Original Beef or Big Al's any day of the week. Their Chicago style hot dogs I believe are better than Portillo's which was voted...best Hot Dog in Illinois. They have fresh cut fries which are perfect. Tony and his father are just awesome also. I have been coming to Florida since 1978 and this is the first year I was able to experience this Chicago style beef and hot dogs and recommend it highly. A MUST TRY.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2020 via mobile

Saturday night quick dinner after traveling all day. Had Chicago beef sandwiches with peppers and cheese, several types of dogs-chili, works, etc... L chopped salad, walnut room salad... all very good and hit the spot. The only item not up to par was the tuna...sandwich... it was plain and dry as we asked for items on the side but did not receive. The gentleman working the kitchen was all alone and working super hard but remained pleasant. We will definitely return for more delicious sandwiches!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food. I have Celiac and they were very accommodating. Everything is cooked right in front of you. They even cooked my french fries in a separate pan of oil. They do not have gluten free buns but allowed me to bring my own which...I have no problem doing. Those lettuce wraps suck. Did I say thier food was excellent. When we are back in the area we will definitely be coming back to this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Everytime we come in to town this is a must stop. The best ever. The only food we still miss living in Mexico.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Well, who would of thought the Frosted Mug could reincarnate better than it was? Not me..... but was I wrong! Raised in Chicago on Portillio's and SuperDawg, the Frosted Mug was a staple on our winter visits to Venice, FL. We were shocked a few...years back when the Mug morphed to Tony's and honestly, we were full of attitude and a bit sad that our old staple had changed. Go here! The beer is cold, the food is fantastic and the service is quick, quick, quick! Good for the whole crew of us, from the 5 year old grandson to the 87 year old Grandpa. The italian beef has the best flavor and the Chicago dogs are the real thing with the green relish and sport peppers. Nice work Tony! Love, Love, Love from the Steigs!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Very small and very casual. Absolutely authentic Chicago Italian Beef and Hot Dogs. Hand cut, perfectly cooked french fries. Serve yourself soft drinks. Chicago decor (Bears, Mayor Daley, Cubs, Sox..photos). If you've never had or heard of an Italian Beef Sandwich (it's a Chicago thing)...you...must go and try one. You will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

We had lunch at Tony’s on our way back from the beach today. We had driven past Tony’s before and saw a big crowd enjoying lunch. We got two of the signature beef sandwiches with broth (much like a French dip), an order of fries,...and a draft beer for under $20. The sandwiches had lots of really tender “real” roast beef with a unique flavor , but delicious. The French fries were hand cut, fresh hot potatoes with the skin still on the potato. They were excellent! The atmosphere is uniquely Florida. Walk up to the outdoor bar; order your food and beverages, and sit on a concrete table in front of the building. But it was a cool experience. No, it is not a white table clothe restaurant. It is just really good food, at a really good price. Hint: get the signature beef sandwich with sauce, but be hungry! We will return.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Authentic Chicago style Italian Beef sandwiches. We thought it was impossible to find them in Florida but we did. Place was small but in Saturday evening we got right in and our food was fresh, tasty and reasonable. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

I’m not a hot dog fan, but the burger here was outstanding! It was crispy on the outside without being too well-done inside. Fries were crisp and brown.The guys (didn’t see any gals) working there were fun and kind and helpful. It’s pretty bare-bones; drinks...are in a cooler, you order at the counter and they bring your food when it’s ready. It’s just a charming experience. Gulf Gate is loaded with little gems like this place, and I’m glad I found Tony’s Chicago Beef.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

We went in January, 2019 and really enjoyed hanging out here. The italian beef burger was the best. $2 beer on tap was nice addition. This is a place for a relaxing easy meal.

Date of visit: January 2019
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6569 Superior Ave, Sarasota. It is in the Gulf Gate area.
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I paid more for a cheese steak. Both are my favorites. Get this one first.
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Tony's Chicago Beef Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4