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Is there anything more all-American than a hot dog? Test drive these delicious Chicago hot dog stands this summer, and remember—no ketchup allowed!
When a place has been a community staple since 1948, located in the same spot it’s been located since day one, you know you’re dealing with something truly special, both in terms of taste and the city’s culture. They feature carhop service, where you park your car, press a button, and order your food. Unlike most hotdog joints in this city, they don’t serve the classic Chicago dog. Their signature is the Superdawg, an all-beef frank with mustard, tangy piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped onions, and a hot pepper.
Stop in and see for yourself why Superdawg Drive-In is so iconic.
We Love Their: Superdawg, Whoopskidawg
GENE & JUDE’S
A true Chicago institution, Gene and Jude’s has been serving the city amazing hot dogs since 1945. You won’t find anything fancy on their menu—just good old-fashioned hot dogs piled high with mustard, relish, onions, and sport peppers, with French fries that are hands-down some of the best in the area. If you’re new to these parts, the only thing you really need to know is not to ask for ketchup.
So head over to Gene and Jude’s and get ready to experience an amazing hot dog that hasn’t changed in over 70 years.
We Love Their: Double Dog with Fries
FATSO’S LAST STAND
There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a char dog that’s grilled to perfection, and Fatso’s Last Stand does them right. Each hot dog is made to order, so you know it’s always going to be fresh. The Double Char Cheddar Dog with Fries is always a safe, albeit greasy, bet.
For a true taste of Chicago, you can’t miss the amazing dogs at Fatso’s Last Stand.
We Love Their: Double Char Cheddar Dog with Fries, Fatso’s Famous Fried Jumbo Shrimp