Zach's Shack

4611 SE Hawthorne
(971) 235-9888
zachsshack.net
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Zach's Shack Hot Dogs
In the back patio at Zach's, everyone dives for the food
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Zach's is no longer a shack; it's more of a dive. And it's all about hot dogs. Hot dogs, with toppings. Fries, with toppings. Pop, wine, and beer.

The hot dog here is all-beef with a satisfying snap, served on a toasted bun. You can substitute veggie and turkey dogs for no extra charge; or a red hot, cheese filled, or sausage of the day for a buck more (when we were there, it was linguisa). The red hot is a nice variation, with enough spice to make you take notice. You can get the usual salad dog, chicago stylee, or a Coney Island, as well as more unusual toppings like olives, salsa, cucumbers, sour cream, and cream cheese. Try a red hot St. Peppers if you are a bit of a tiger. Prices range from $2.50-$4.50.

So, fries. With cheddar, big chunks of jarred jalapeno, chili—yum. The fries are krinkle-kuts, and not a huge serving. The chili—ah, it's okay, not great—more like a chili sauce than chili. The cheese fries aren't as good as others in town, but still, cheese fries! ($2.50-$3.50)

Of course, a frosty beer is the best side to a dog. They have four beers on tap (when we were there, they were Lucky Lab's stout, Sierra Nevada Pale, Lompoc's C-Note, and Pelican Kiwanda Cream Ale, for $3 a frosty glass. Bottled beers are also $3. Happy hour, from 4-8 everyday, means drafts are 50 cents cheaper (and PBR a $1.25).

You can eat on the Hawthorne sidewalk, inside, of course, or on their back patio. Non-smoking until 10pm.

Sadly, the quality tends to dip when Zach isn't around, but if he is, this is a great cheap eat.


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April 11, 2006 | Permalink | Comments (3)

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chris calarco said:

the shack really is a great place. the linguisa sausage is mouth wateringly good. trivia night at 9 on wednesdays is always a rollicking good time as well.

John Prine said:

I will grant you Zach's offers up a pretty good dog, especially at 2AM, but to describe the service as 'lacking' would be an undeserved compliment. Living in the neighborhood I find myself stopping in on a somewhat regular basis, but almost just as frequently I walk out due unreasonable wait times or even a simple acknowledgment. The staff seem incapable of focusing on more than one order at a time. I won't walk out many more times because I will stop walking in. If you have other options on Hawthorne, check those out first; you'll get served quicker and save yourself a lot of frustration.

christine said:

I love zachs especially because I am a bronco fan and he always shows the games on the big tv. And the dogs are great and so is the service!

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