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Ricky's Drive-In West

497 E Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC
+1 864-587-7440
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Ranked #50 of 275 Restaurants in Spartanburg
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Hot Dogs
Description: Serving the Spartanburg community for OVER 50 YEARS!!!! The best homemade chili, with a kick! Hot Dogs...Burgers...Homemade Onion Rings...And more...Great Service with Great Food at a Great Price!! This is a Ricky Clayton Original. Still family owned and operated. WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!!
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Description: Serving the Spartanburg community for OVER 50 YEARS!!!! The best homemade chili, with a kick! Hot Dogs...Burgers...Homemade Onion Rings...And more...Great Service with Great Food at a Great Price!! This is a Ricky Clayton Original. Still family owned and operated. WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS!!!
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Budapest, Hungary
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Growing up in Spartanburg I have eaten at Ricky's dozens of times over the years. I moved away a few years ago and when in Spartanburg always stop by Ricky's. I like the hotdogs and fries; they are always hot and fresh. We often get a bologna plate that comes with deep fried bologna, slaw, onions, and pinto beans. We... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Whenever I visit my hometown, I have to go to Rickey's for a chili cheeseburger. This is not a fancy restaurant. There is a varied menu, but I have never tried anything other than the cheeseburgers and hot hogs. My friend likes the hamburger with slaw and light mustard, but I am a cheeseburger with chili, mustard, and onions girl.... More

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I looked forward to eating here after reading all the glowing reviews, but nostalgia must play a part in others' reviews. The chili on the hot dogs was room temperature. The quality of the hot dog itself could be questioned. The onion rings were extremely greasy, and we left many behind with the fries. Not up to the level of... More

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Best chilli ever. Mama Clayton's recipe lives on through the years. I've been eating at a Rickys establishent for many years and always have a couple hot dogs and the onion rings. Best in town without a doubt.

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Savannah, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

On my way up to NC, we stopped here and it was conveniently located off Interstate 26. I didn't know what to expect because the trip advisor listing said "drive in". It's actually a sit down restaurant. I had the chili and slaw dog and was very delicious. My husband and son would agree that their food is excellent. Good... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

I grew up in Spartanburg and I always go back to Ricky's when I come home to visit the family! They have the best chili and onion rings around! I wish we had one here in Knoxville!!

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Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I agree with others, how could someone make Chilli that good. some of the best HOT DOGS that i have had anywhere around. The Chilli makes the dog. if you are there, choose 2 dogs to start and then go back for another, satisfaction....

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Greenville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Great place to stop in and get a hot dog. Fantastic place to stop in and get a hot dog with chili. This is a must if traveling though the Spartanburg area. Awesome staff too!!!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We hear many locals talk about Ricky's while we were in town visiting, so we decided to try it and it's famous chili. What a great decision! We love to go where the "locals" go and it was well worth it! If we stay here again on our way back home, we'll definitely include this again! High Five!

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Everyone has always talked about the famous chili at Ricky's since I moved here. I've been to the restaurant numerous times and have referred it to many people that always come back pleased. I've used them for catering purposes as well and it always works out well and at a great price. They seem to be very well known for... More

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