Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums Eating Tours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider

Hot Doug's

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL - (773) 279-9550
Hot Doug's colorful shrine of "encased meats" serves hot dog styles from around the country alongside his own special concoctions like the foie gras hot dog or Philly Cheesesteak beef sausage. Come on Friday or Saturday for the duck fat french fries.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage
Polish Sausage
Duck fat french fries
Italian
Wild Boar

Highlighted Reviews

rating
Stephen Rushmore - Photos (19)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Anyone who can innovate a food item that is thousands of years old will grab my attention. Doug Sohn of Hot Doug’s made the headlines several years ago with his foie gras hot dog, which was concocted to protest the State of Illinois ban of the fatty liver. He was ..."   [Read More]
rating
Rocky Enfield
June 27, 2011
"I have had the distinct pleasure of eating at Hot Doug's and would do so again in a heartbeat. The encased meats are so far above average it is hard to imagine. While my wife and I had to stand in line for an hour and fifteen minutes just to order, the wait was ..."   [Read More]

Submit photos Submit a review See more reviews...

Map & Web Site

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL
(773) 279-9550

http://hotdougs.com

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:No
Served only on Friday and Saturdays, these freshly cut fries are cooked in rendered duck fat.
"Served only on Friday and Saturdays, these freshly cut fries are cooked in rendered duck fat."
Stephen Rushmore





A selection of hot dogs and sausages ready to be consumed by a couple.
"A selection of hot dogs and sausages ready to be consumed by a couple."
Stephen Rushmore


The foie gras and duck sausage is Hot Doug's signature and once infamous dish. The four round slices of fois gras pate is served atop sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse and sea salt.  It is a creamy, rich, and slightly gamey combination.
"The foie gras and duck sausage is Hot Doug's signature and once infamous dish. The four round slices of fois gras pate is served atop sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli, foie gras mousse and sea salt. It is a creamy, rich, and slightly gamey combination."
Stephen Rushmore


Spicy Thai Chicken Sausage with Thai Peanut Sauce and Toasted Coconut.
"Spicy Thai Chicken Sausage with Thai Peanut Sauce and Toasted Coconut."
Stephen Rushmore


Bring back childhood memories with a corn dog.
"Bring back childhood memories with a corn dog."
Stephen Rushmore


A relaxed and humorous Doug.
"A relaxed and humorous Doug."
Stephen Rushmore


A bright and vibrant interior setting.
"A bright and vibrant interior setting. "
Stephen Rushmore


The menu board has a variety of weekly specials.
"The menu board has a variety of weekly specials."
Stephen Rushmore


Many different cooking and topping options available.
"Many different cooking and topping options available."
Stephen Rushmore


The womens room signage.
"The womens room signage."
Stephen Rushmore


The mens room signage.
"The mens room signage."
Stephen Rushmore


A small sample of the hot dog paraphernalia and awards found throughout the eatery.
"A small sample of the hot dog paraphernalia and awards found throughout the eatery."
Stephen Rushmore


Just about everyone orders  duck fat fries when it is served.
"Just about everyone orders duck fat fries when it is served."
Stephen Rushmore


Jamaican Jerk Pork Sausage with Prickly pear mayonnaise, Chipotle cheddar cheese and fried plantains
"Jamaican Jerk Pork Sausage with Prickly pear mayonnaise, Chipotle cheddar cheese and fried plantains"
Stephen Rushmore



""
Stephen Rushmore


Located on the corner of a brick building.
"Located on the corner of a brick building."
Stephen Rushmore


Doug Sohn, the owner and order taker, takes everyone's order and then announces it to his cooking crew.
"Doug Sohn, the owner and order taker, takes everyone's order and then announces it to his cooking crew."
Stephen Rushmore


Various grilled sausages.
"Various grilled sausages."
Stephen Rushmore



What is Roadfood?  |   Submit Content  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright - Roadfood.com