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The Left Bank

659 N Bank Ln, Ste 2, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1826
+1 847-234-4770
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“chili” (2 reviews)
“cheese eggs” (3 reviews)
“quick bite” (2 reviews)
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659 N Bank Ln, Ste 2, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1826
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We walked the Art Fair until noon and decided to have lunch. There were a few street vendors with grilled stuff or Chinese dishes, but I saw a sign: $5 for a hot dog, chips and a drink. I expect that was the bundled price,...More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place has been around FOREVER! Best cheese dogs known to man! It is small, but that's OK. Very unique!

Thank Kimmarie S
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Apparently we are far enough away from Chicago that it is okay and even suggested to put mustard, relish, cheese, chili and, yes, ketchup on what I think is a great hotdog. It helps to have eaten them all my life but I think they...More

Thank Buckystar8
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great local place for a quick bite right on the corner of Market Square....been popular forever!!!! I love it! Also super chili!

Thank LuvLoro
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I've had my share of dogs. LB's part of the local culture. I get it. But let's be serious- the hotdogs are average- at best- and the prices are H-I-G-H High to pay for the overinflated rent the poor owner is forced to pay and...More

2  Thank Mopington
Reviewed 30 September 2014

I have been going to the left bank since I was a kid and I LOVE IT! There cheese dogs are the best I have ever had.

Thank R F
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Has been the same for 45 years- and that is the way it should stay. When something is perfect the way it is, updating it is a bad idea. The lines out the door at lunch time say it all.

Thank decarts
Reviewed 3 February 2012

This little "hot dog stand" has been in Lake Forest for decades. Almost everyone who was raised in town grew up having a hot dog from Mr. P. They are known for their cheese dogs, and college kids everywhere head there the minute they come...More

2  Thank brink9
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Small hole in the wall serving hot dogs, sloppy joes, chips etc.. Very popular with the lunch crowd (ok, not open for dinner, that's why). Get a tee shirt , wear it proudly.

2  Thank eof025
Reviewed 25 March 2010

log-time, family owned little gem on the north shore. great hot-dogs, not-so-sloppy joe's, and pizza are all excellent and the service makes you feel like family.

1  Thank kch44
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 659 N Bank Ln, Ste 2, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1826 (Formerly Left Bank Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 847-234-4770
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