Fatsos Last Stand, in Chicago west of the Loop, is retro and haute cuisine at the same time. Conceived as a neighborhood hot dog stand, the original owner committed to delivering the best of class food possible.
And he achieved it, with damned tasty burgers, Chicago style hot dogs, and fried shrimp (another Chicago staple).
I went with the “single Fatso with cheese” and my friend had a Chicago style dog; both were cooked on a grill that imparted a nice char flavor and texture, which will improve any food.
Fresh cut fries were the order of the day, only because I didn’t notice that they had cheese tots on the menu. DAMMIT. (Scroll down for menu).
A lot of people compare this burger to In N Out, but I personally feel Fatso’s is a much better burger. Shakes are also on offer.
Exceptional food all around, fun experience. Take the kids.
Fatso’s is in an area of town called “Ukrainian Village,” so there is a plethora of Russia restaurants, groceries and cathedrals. It makes for an interesting urban adventure, walking around, checking out the shops until your appetite (or the charcoal grill aroma) pulls you in to Fatsos. (Easily accessible by mass transit, Damen or Division stops on the CTA Blue Line).