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“Great Italian Beef” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Windy City Red Hots

Windy City Red Hots
28 South King Street, Leesburg, VA
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Ranked #8 of 160 Restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Herndon, Virginia
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400 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Great Italian Beef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

After reading about Windy City Red Hots on TA, we decided to try it. Italian beef sandwiches are one of our favorites and I make them occasionally. We ordered the Italian beef with sweet peppers and provolone cheese to go. They packed the au jus on the side for us. We wrapped the sandwich in foil and reheated it in the oven that evening and it was moist and delicious, like it had just been made. This is a large sandwich, so we decided to split and it was enough for two of us. The staff is very friendly and you get service with a smile.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, Virginia
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2 reviews
“Best hot dogs in the area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Fast service and great food. I recommend this place to everyone in the Ashburn leesburg area. Easy on off access to hwy 7.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“When you want a good hot dog and fries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Talked to the owner one night, and he is originally from Chicago and missed having a place to go for a Chicago hot dog, so he started Windy City Red Hots. They have bratwurst, sausage, hot dog, and other sandwich choices on the menu. We have come back repeatedly for the classic Chicago style hot dogs (which are excellent) and fries. Service has been consistently friendly. You can get bottled micro-brew beer to drink, as well as soft drinks. Small, very casual restaurant where you order at the counter, sit down, and they bring out your food. Customers often have their children there or are meeting with friends.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A little bit of Chicago in Leesburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

If you miss the typical Chicago Hot Dog/Italian Beef corner stand, this will make you homesick. Chicago style dogs, polish sausage, and Italian beef sandwiches. Even have tamales Chicago style! Loved it!

Visited May 2013
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Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Pretty authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife was born and raised in Chicago. She loves Windy City and it is the closest thing she can get to authentic Chicago beef out in this area. The Ashburn location next to the nursery on Route 7 is close to our house and a nice place to stop by when we are out running errands. The Beef, pizza puffs, and hot dogs are all excellent and you cant go wrong with anything on the menu. We are frequent eaters here and will be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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