cmon csd either your thinking or havent seen this yet
HERMS PALACE SKOKIE
GENE AND JUDES
MUNCHIES OFF ELSTON
Northwest side-Hot Doug’s
Northwest Suburbs (Des Plaines)-Paradise Pup-Fantastic Burgers too!
Near West Suburbs (River Forest)-Gene and Jude’s
Really, it’s hard to go wrong unless you find the one odd place that just doesn’t get it.
Opinions…What’s your favorite place in the Chicagoland area for dog’s???
Big Ugly Mich
Try hitting Midway if you can. They got a Superdawg, which isn’t bad.
Also a nod to Portillo’s, which is a chain, but a local chain.
Just got back from lunch at Hot Doug’s–had a regular Chicago dog and a Polish sausage. Both were good, but next time I’ll spring for one of the specialty sausages. Today there were several specialties, including an Ostrich sausage, a cognac/hazelnut Pheasant sausage, and a Portuguese linguica.
The best part of my meal today, however, was the order of french fries cooked in Duck Fat. Oh My Friggin’ Goodness, they were amazing and worth every calorie. What a treat.
Gene & Jude’s is my favorite by far. I almost don’t want to eat any other hot dog but don’t make it out to EP as often as I’d like.
Hot Doug’s is good, but more for their exotic sausages than standard hot dogs.
Murphy’s on Belmont is alright. As is Jimmy’s.
Wrigleyville Dogs is walking distance so that’s been my place of late.
Not wild about Bowser Dog. Plain hot dog, and too many toppings. Green peppers, lettuce, really?
PS-ABSOLUTLEY NO KETCHUP!
Bowser Dog is in Portage Park, I think.
never heard of Bowser Dog. Where is it located?
I’ve driven past "Wolfy’s" and "Bowser Dog" millions of times but never stopped, are they any good?
I’m a bit of a purist and I enjoy the simple pleasure of a hot dog at Byron’s . . . steamed, natural casing wiener on a plain bun with raw onion and mustard. Sometimes a little celery salt sneaks on and thats OK with me.
SuperDawg is great if only for the fries, pickled tomato and lack of catsup.
Gotta be Hot Doug’s, at 3324 N. California Street. They don’t have long hours and they may be crowded, but I bet you’ll want to upgrade from the standard Chicago-style dog to one or more of Doug’s incredible sausage creations. He’s an obsessed genius when it comes to sausages.
A bunch of us Chicago ex-pats drool from afar at Doug’s Specials web page, which changes weekly.
The Patio on Taylor St ($1.99 w/ fries) and the Vienna Beef Factory, previously listed also is right up there.
You can’t beat "Mike’s" cart at the corner of 33rd and Aberdeen in Chicago. True Chicago dogs….Vienna dogs and poppy buns. Plus tamales, both the "roll" and "bunch." My buddies and I used to visit Mike almost every night. Mike was pretty old, and when he wasn’t feeling well, his daughter would run the cart for him. He only came out in the evenings and had a gas lantern for lighting. Let’s see….Mike was probably in his 60s when I was 14 years old, so he’d be….um…..add 4…take away 6…..hmmmmm. Mike would be around 114 now. Maybe he’s not there anymore, but I’ll never forget him and his great wooden cart.[:(] I guess 25 cents for a hot dog and a dime for a tamale was quite awhile ago.
There can be no doubt that Poochies in Skokie serves the best hot dogs in the Chicago area, it’s perfection.
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