Clark Street Dog: The ideal restaurant for a relaxing lunch

By Ashley Medina ’20

Clark Street Dog is a restaurant with friendly and fast service, a calm atmosphere, and delicious food. 

Once I walked into Clark Street Dog, I was greeted by the cashier. As I read the menu, the smell of freshly made fries slowly walked towards me. While waiting for my change, I noticed the simple decor of Clark Street Dog. 

After I reached the counter, the cashier began by asking me what I wanted to order.  I told her that I needed time to look at the menu. She took a step back from the counter and allowed me to examine the menu without rushing me. Another worker saw that the cashier was not taking my order and he quickly asked if he could take my order. I let him know that I was still deciding, and he told me to take my time. I really liked how it seemed as if each worker had one another’s back and made sure that the customer was satisfied. 

Once I decided what to get, I went to find a seat. I sat by the window. As I waited for my food, I enjoyed seeing pedestrians and cars pass by. Clark Street Dog has an extremely comfy atmosphere. The news was playing in the back, but it was at the perfect volume. I could still have a conversation. The workers were also not too loud. I liked the overall volume at the restaurant. Something else that created a calm atmosphere were the lights. The lights were dim but there was still some sunlight coming in from the window.

After settling into our comfy booth, my order was called. I got a burger and an order of onion rings. The onion rings were incredible. The outside was crispy and the onion slice on the inside was soft. My burger was also incredible. The buns were perfectly buttered. The patty was well cooked. I liked how the meat was thin and crispy. The mustard, tomatoes, and lettuce created an amazing touch to the burger as a whole. 

An unsatisfied customer stated, “Food is good but attitude sucks.” I would definitely disagree with this customer. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The staff members made me feel as if I was at home. I will definitely go back to Clark Street Dogs. I would love to have lunch in their patio on a nice day. 

  • Address: 3040 N. Clark St
  • Hours: Monday to Friday  10 a.m.- 3 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 4 a.m.
  • Phone Number: 773-281-6690