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Superdawg

6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL - (773) 763-0660
Posted By Michael Stern on 4/17/2014 3:29:00 PM
Superdog has long been in the upper echelon of Chicago’s great hot dog restaurants. The old drive-in maintains tremendous kitsch appeal and still has genuine car hops and “Suddenserver” automated order system. A pair of ten-foot statues of a male and female hot dog (known as Flaurie and Maurie) are dressed in leopard-skin togas and stand atop the roof, winking electrically, and meals are presented across the counter packed in a cardboard box that announces, “Your Superdawg lounges inside contentedly cushioned in Superfries, comfortably attired in mustard, relish, onion, pickle, and hot pepper.”

Goofy as all this sounds – and it IS! – the hot dogs served by Superdawg are exquisite. Firm, all-beef franks topped with bright, fresh condiments (including spruce-green piccalilli relish) are loaded into fresh, soft buns and accompanied by hot French fries and a Supermalt, Supersoda, or Supershake.

Hot dogs rule in Chicago, but we must also tip our hat to Superdawg’s excellent Whooperburgers and Whoopercheesies (those are double hamburgers), as well as the Whoopskidawg, which is known by most Chicagoans as a Polish sausage.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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This is one of Chicago's top red hots, served the traditional way buried under a pickle spear, mustard, onions, and picallili. The poppy seed bun is a nice, soft mitt; and the French fries are HOT from the fry kettle.
"This is one of Chicago's top red hots, served the traditional way buried under a pickle spear, mustard, onions, and picallili. The poppy seed bun is a nice, soft mitt; and the French fries are HOT from the fry kettle."
Michael Stern





This is what emerges after wrestling the dog out of the Superdawg box.
"This is what emerges after wrestling the dog out of the Superdawg box."
Stephen Rushmore


These heavily fried and battered onion chips should be tried after everything else on the menu.
"These heavily fried and battered onion chips should be tried after everything else on the menu."
Stephen Rushmore


The paper wrapping reveals Superdawg's tamale.  It's not the real thing, but interesting nonetheless.
"The paper wrapping reveals Superdawg's tamale. It's not the real thing, but interesting nonetheless."
Young Kim


The thin patty on a toasted hamburger bun is delightful.
"The thin patty on a toasted hamburger bun is delightful."
Stephen Rushmore



""Your Superdawg lounges inside contentedly cushioned in...Superfries""
Stephen Rushmore


It's always fun to read the box in which a Superdawg is served.
"It's always fun to read the box in which a Superdawg is served."
Michael Stern


Supermalts are...well...super!  Thick, rich and frosty while quenching the thirst at the end of the meal.
"Supermalts are...well...super! Thick, rich and frosty while quenching the thirst at the end of the meal."
Stephen Rushmore


Eating a superdawg requires many napkins.  This is one that we managed to preserve without spillage.
"Eating a superdawg requires many napkins. This is one that we managed to preserve without spillage."
Michael Stern


Superdawgs Flaurie and Maurie standing on the roof make this drive-in easy to spot from a distance.
"Superdawgs Flaurie and Maurie standing on the roof make this drive-in easy to spot from a distance."
Michael Stern



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