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“Like these better than the real Chicago dogs” 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 #9 of 175 Restaurants in Leesburg
Cuisines: American
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Centreville, Virginia
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“Like these better than the real Chicago dogs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Been here a few times with my husband and a variety of family members. Everyone we bring here loves it--the food is good and simple.

The location, like most of the restaurants in downtown Leesburg, is a bit tight. They do have a shared outdoor eating space with the restaurant next door which is great on nice days.

My hubby and I just took a trip to Chicago last week and I can say without a doubt that these dogs are as authentic to the real thing, but with even better ingredients--you can tell the staff cares about putting out a great product. Great little place for lunch on the weekends--we've had just about everything in the menu (Chicago dogs, cheese dogs, Italian beef) and all of it's good.

A great, inexpensive place to grab a dog and a beer (by the bottle) while you are out and about.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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“Better than running through the airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

My mother spent a few years living in Chicago after graduating from college and one of her favorite treats is an Italian Beef sandwich. Anytime we have gone back to the city to visit, we always pick one up and there was even an instance during a brief layover at O'Hare, that she had us running to a completely different terminal just to find this favored sandwich before making our connecting flight. So when she told me about Windy City Red Hots I was all ready to go. She had originally found the food truck near the nursery one day and then found out about the restaurant. She thought it was cool when she got to put her pin in the map by the door to mark her old neighborhood. The sandwich is just as good as I remember having in Chicago and she agrees. I'm not a huge fan of a Chicago style hot dog, but I have been told that they are done right as well. (now, if only they could expand to include Chicago style deep dish pizza, you wouldn't be able to keep me away!)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good dogs, good beer, dog friendly (outside patio), cheap, what more could a single guy ask for?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Cheap (2 dogs and a soda for $10 including taxes)
Quick (a dozen visits, always food done w/ in 10 min of ordering)
Tasty (chili dogs, cheese dogs, Italian sausage, lots of diff condiments)
Good beer selection
Chicago themed (Bears, Sox, city stuff all over the place)

Disliked:
Nothing!

Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“HOT DOG!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Chicago style hot dogs are done right here as well as their Italian beef sandwiches. Also try the Windy City weenie wagon on Bluemont near the nursery. Both are excellent. A huge thank you for bringing Vienna Beef dogs to Loudoun County!

Visited July 2013
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Herndon, Virginia
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“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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