Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
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, after the founders) 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 superlative. Firm, all-beef franks topped with bright condiments (including spruce-green piccalilli relish) are loaded into velvet-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.
Directions & Hours
- Monday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
- Friday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Saturday: 11:00 AM – 2:00 AM
- Sunday: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner, Late Night|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|