I went to Ritz’s on Jefferson in Springfield, Illinois this past week and had a hamburger horseshoe. Ritz’s serves a classic yellow cheese shoe with crinkle cut fries. I ordered a hamburger ponyshoe and thoroughly enjoyed it. the Ritz’s shoes are similar to the Barrel Head but with a more yellow sauce.
You really just get a good yellow american flavor from their sauce. Ritz’s does everything right, all the parts are fresh and piping hot to your table. I really think that the french fries at Ritz’s are extraordinarily good, perhaps the freshest in town. You can tell your shoe hasn’t sat under a heat lamp long because they are as crispy under the cheese as the might be if they were just server on the side.
A friend who was along ordered an egg horseshoe.
In place of meat, his shoe had an egg over-easy. While Ritz’s has a pretty big breakfast horseshoe menu, he had his with cheese and fries. He said it was pretty good but I didn’t try it.