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Ricky's Drive-In West

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497 E Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC
+1 864-587-7440
Today
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Serving the Spartanburg community for OVER 50 YEARS!!!! The best homemade...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good roadside eats!

My husband and I were returning to FL and needed to stop for lunch. Ricky's had good reviews so wanted to give it a try. I had a regular hotdog which comes topped with mustard, chili, and onions and I opted to add cheese. I also had a corndog and shared some chili cheese fries with my husband... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Alexandria M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I were returning to FL and needed to stop for lunch. Ricky's had good reviews so wanted to give it a try. I had a regular hotdog which comes topped with mustard, chili, and onions and I opted to add cheese. I also had a corndog and shared some chili cheese fries with my husband who also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

just wanted to stop and get a good hot dog. had been eatting southern food all weekend and wanted some junk food. I was the only patron in store so was not sure if had picked the right place. Got my hot dog special and was happy i stopped. the hot dogs were hot, chilli was excellent and the fries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good food, good prices & nice customer service. I have never been disappointed. I make sure to get by there every chance I'm over that way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Loved this place! South Carolina knows how to do hotdogs for sure. Can't find a good hotdog in Chattanooga - they either don't have any flavor or they are so huge you have to eat them with a knife and a fork. These were perfect in every way :)

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David C, Owner at Ricky's Drive-In West, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit! I'm glad you enjoyed the hot dogs and onion rings. My dad started the restaurant in 1968. We've been going strong ever since. Hope you can come back and visit us again. David More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is some of the worst food I have ever eaten anywhere. Stay away. We had a cheeseburger and a tuna sandwich and both were greasy and flavorless.

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David C, Owner at Ricky's Drive-In West, responded to this review

Very sorry for your bad experience here. We strive for excellent food and beyond excellent customer service. I'm not sure why your food was so unacceptable. I wish you had spoken to one of our managers. Again, I'm very sorry. More 

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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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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
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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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Fairhope, Alabama
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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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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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Additional Information about Ricky's Drive-In West

Address: 497 E Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC
Phone Number: +1 864-587-7440
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Hot Dogs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 497 E Blackstock Rd., Spartanburg, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Spartanburg
  • Phone Number: +1 864-587-7440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
  • Cuisine: 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!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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