Henry’s Drive-In

Cicero, Illinois

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Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois is a Route 66 institution, having served fast-food fare to hungry travelers (and locals) since the 1950s. Stop in for lunch or dinner on your Route 66 road trip and admire the neon sign outside, featuring a neon arrow declaring Henry’s as “It’s a meal in itself!” topped with that giant hot dog and fries.

The drive-in’s menu is what you’d expect from any good Chicago-area hot dog stand: Italian beef sandwiches, Italian sausage sandwiches, combo Italian beef Italian sausage sandwiches, Tom-Tom tamales on a bun topped with chili. But, of course, the star menu item is a Chicago-style hot dog wrapped up with fries, a menu item that is memorialized in fiberglass protruding from the sign outside.

Chicago-style hot dogs are often referred to as being topped with a “salad,” and are comprised of Vienna Beef dogs on a poppy seed bun topped with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, bright green sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear, tomato, pickled sport peppers and a dash of celery salt. The giant hot dog outside is closer to what some people call the “original Chicago hot dog,” or a “Depression Dog,” a hot dog topped with onion, relish, mustard, sport pepper, and fries (which were usually wrapped up in wax paper with the hot dog).

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Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois Route 66 Restaurant and Roadside Attraction

Henry’s Drive-In

5 based on 1 reviews

Address:
6031 Ogden Ave, Cicero, IL 60804

Hours:
10:30am-9pm (Monday-Saturday)
11am-8pm (Sunday)

Cost:
$

Phone Number:
(708) 656-9344

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Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois Route 66 Restaurant and Roadside Attraction
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Giant hot dog with fries at Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois Route 66 Restaurant and Roadside Attraction
Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois Route 66 Restaurant and Roadside Attraction

Know Before You Go

To make the most of your visit to Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois, here are some things to know before you go.

  • Parking is available in a side lot.
  • Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Where to Stay Near Henry’s Drive-In

Complete your travel itinerary and get a good night’s rest after a good meal with a stay at one of these Illinois Route 66 hotels.

Cindy Lyn Motel

If you’re driving Route 66 in Illinois you’ll probably be spending your first (or last) night in Chicago. But if you’re looking for something outside of the city and a little closer to Henry’s Drive-In, Cindy Lyn Motel is a solid choice. The Cindy Lyn Motel opened on Route 66 in 1960 and has been known as the “last motel before the city” for more than 50 years.

Congress Plaza Hotel

Located near the start of Route 66, the Congress Plaza Hotel has been in operation since 1893 and is a welcoming stay for the beginning of your journey on the Mother Road.

Palmer House Hilton

Located just steps from Route 66, Palmer House Hilton is a luxurious historic hotel with all the modern conveniences you could desire alongside award-winning services. Palmer House was built in 1925 and was the city’s first hotel with elevators, electric light bulbs, and telephones in the guest rooms. The French neo-classical influences of the design give this landmark its distinctive charm.

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Reviews & Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

1 Review of Henry’s Drive-In in Cicero, Illinois

  1. Love this stop – both for the giant hot dog and the food! I had an Italian beef sandwich (one of my favorite Chicago foods) but next time I will definitely go for one of those hot dogs! Great stop on Route 66 if you are driving through Cicero around lunchtime!

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