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Ritzy Lunch

465 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV - (304) 622-3600
Ritzy dogs are lovely little pups buried deep inside a steamed-soft bun and topped with a zesty ground-beef sauce that is gently peppered and earthy-flavored. Cole slaw atop the chili adds a sweet note so popular in West Virginia. Ritzy Lunch, a vintage diner with wooden booths, is known also for its "Giovanni," a patty of meat topped with melted cheese and roasted peppers served between two slices of butter-and-garlic-infused toast.
86% Approval Rating (15 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot Dog
"Giovanni" hamburger
chili dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"“A hot dog without chili is not a hot dog!” proclaims John Selario, known in Clarksburg as Hot Dog John. Mr. Selario’s parents opened Ritzy Lunch in 1933, and he shows us pictures of his father in front of the same storefront some time in the 1940s when hot dogs are ..."   [Read More]
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Andrew Hammack
June 22, 2009
"On Mr. Stern's recommendation, I visited Ritzy Lunch in Clarksburg. The service was not quick, as it took more then ten minutes to get my order. Both of the employees offered apologies for the delay. I had two dogs, fries, and a drink. The fries were decent. The ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

465 W. Pike St., Clarksburg, WV
(304) 622-3600

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The sweetness of the slaw blends well with the spice of the chili.  The fries were piping hot and tasty.
"The sweetness of the slaw blends well with the spice of the chili. The fries were piping hot and tasty."
Jeff Pelurie





Giovanni burgers can be found on menus around Clarksburg.  As good as the other ingredients are, what makes this burger special is the excellent garlic toast.
"Giovanni burgers can be found on menus around Clarksburg. As good as the other ingredients are, what makes this burger special is the excellent garlic toast."
Cliff Strutz


A close view of a Ritzy dog gives a good idea of the flavor harmony that defines it. Not visible in this photo, but essential to the taste, is a line of yellow mustard.
"A close view of a Ritzy dog gives a good idea of the flavor harmony that defines it. Not visible in this photo, but essential to the taste, is a line of yellow mustard."
Michael Stern


The slaw is cool and sweet, the chili is hot and spicy, the dog is juicy, the bun is soft:  a wonderful weenie!
"The slaw is cool and sweet, the chili is hot and spicy, the dog is juicy, the bun is soft: a wonderful weenie!"
Michael Stern


While one is by no means a whole meal, even a plateful of these dogs is a bargain. Cost? $1 each.
"While one is by no means a whole meal, even a plateful of these dogs is a bargain. Cost? $1 each."
Michael Stern


The
"The "Giovanni" hamburger and chili dogs are oh-so-delicious and reasonably priced."
Richard


As ritzy and authentic as the interior.
"As ritzy and authentic as the interior."
Richard


At about 1pm, Ritzy was still pretty crowded with dog eaters. A vast majority of the clientele are of the male gender.
"At about 1pm, Ritzy was still pretty crowded with dog eaters. A vast majority of the clientele are of the male gender."
Michael Stern


The wooden booths on the left are original, going back to the days a hot dog sold for seven cents
"The wooden booths on the left are original, going back to the days a hot dog sold for seven cents"
Michael Stern


Not really so ritzy, but home of truly regal hot dogs
"Not really so ritzy, but home of truly regal hot dogs"
Michael Stern


This pristine Ritzy hot dog wrapper is just the right size to hold a bunned dog loaded with chili and slaw.
"This pristine Ritzy hot dog wrapper is just the right size to hold a bunned dog loaded with chili and slaw."
Michael Stern


Ritzy has been a Clarksburg hot dog destination for over seventy years.
"Ritzy has been a Clarksburg hot dog destination for over seventy years."
Michael Stern



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