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“Better than running through the airport”

Windy City Red Hots
Ranked #17 of 218 Restaurants in Leesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Bardstown, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Better than running through the airport”
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
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Thank Kate T
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good dogs, good beer, dog friendly (outside patio), cheap, what more could a single guy ask for?”
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)


Visited March 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Level 6 Contributor
396 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Great Italian Beef”
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
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Thank pletzkeb
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Winchester, Virginia
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
“Best hot dogs in the area.”
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
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Thank Darryl G
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