Best hot dogs in Chicago

Check out the top hot dogs in Chicago, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Portillo's Hot Dogs
1. Portillo's Hot Dogs
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75 local reviews
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Tony
Whether you're looking for classic Chicago hot dogs or Italian beef, very few places offer up that kind of…
Pete
Portillo's is a must have if you haven’t been before. This Chicago Based Italian beef stand is casual dining…
Maria
Great for the whole family. 1920's street fair ambience with varied menu--everything from hot dogs and Italian…
1. Portillo's Hot Dogs
1. Portillo's Hot Dogs
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75 local reviews
Tony
Tony
Whether you're looking for classic Chicago hot dogs or Italian beef, very few places offer up that kind of greasy iconic Chicago-style…
Pete
Pete
Portillo's is a must have if you haven’t been before. This Chicago Based Italian beef stand is casual dining experience. My standard order…
Maria
Maria
Great for the whole family. 1920's street fair ambience with varied menu--everything from hot dogs and Italian beef to pasta to sandwhiches,…
2. Donald's Famous Hot Dogs
2. Donald's Famous Hot Dogs
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28 local reviews
2325 South Western Avenue, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 773-254-7777
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
John
I recommend their Real American Hot Dogs! Omg and their beef is to die for. It's small but a perfect hangout…
Christopher
The staff is friendly, and the grill crew serves with pride the best fast food (hamburgers, hot dogs, beef…
Inanna
The best fast food (hamburgers, hot dogs, beef sandwiches) in the neighborhood, bar none!
2. Donald's Famous Hot Dogs
2. Donald's Famous Hot Dogs
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28 local reviews
2325 South Western Avenue, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+1 773-254-7777
John
John
I recommend their Real American Hot Dogs! Omg and their beef is to die for. It's small but a perfect hangout. It reminds you of one of those…
Christopher
Christopher
The staff is friendly, and the grill crew serves with pride the best fast food (hamburgers, hot dogs, beef sandwiches, gyros, ribs) in the…
Inanna
Inanna
The best fast food (hamburgers, hot dogs, beef sandwiches) in the neighborhood, bar none!
3. Fatso's Last Stand
3. Fatso's Last Stand
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34 local reviews
2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-245-3287
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Caroline
Late night (4am on the weekends) place for Chicago style hot dogs, and their signature burger, the Fatso…
Elaine
Classic Chicago hot dogs and burgers with a secret sauce open until 4am on the weekends. Dine in the outdoor…
Geoffrey
The best place to get a Chicago-style hot dog and some fresh-cut fries in the neighborhood. Cheap and open…
3. Fatso's Last Stand
3. Fatso's Last Stand
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34 local reviews
2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago
Open · Closes 4:00 AM
+1 773-245-3287
Caroline
Caroline
Late night (4am on the weekends) place for Chicago style hot dogs, and their signature burger, the Fatso. Locals love this place!
Elaine
Elaine
Classic Chicago hot dogs and burgers with a secret sauce open until 4am on the weekends. Dine in the outdoor patio.
Geoffrey
Geoffrey
The best place to get a Chicago-style hot dog and some fresh-cut fries in the neighborhood. Cheap and open late.
4. Ireland's
4. Ireland's
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9 local reviews
6511 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Closed · Opens Monday 1:00 PM
+1 773-508-2172
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Mia
Ireland's is student-run and offers a high rotating selection of craft beers, signature paninis and the…
4. Ireland's
4. Ireland's
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9 local reviews
6511 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Closed · Opens Monday 1:00 PM
+1 773-508-2172
Mia
Mia
Ireland's is student-run and offers a high rotating selection of craft beers, signature paninis and the Chicago style hot dog, and great…
5. George's Hot Dogs
5. George's Hot Dogs
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9 local reviews
1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 773-227-4034
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Erik
A Chicago Institution! George’s has been serving Chicago style hot dogs and gyros since 1948. This place is…
Matt
Great place for Chicago classics: hot dogs, Polish sausage, etc. Made to order and made with care. Cash only.
Eileen
Chicago hot dog joint. Remember Chicago hot dog rules = no ketch-up. Also has burgers, gyros, chicken.
5. George's Hot Dogs
5. George's Hot Dogs
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9 local reviews
1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 773-227-4034
Erik
Erik
A Chicago Institution! George’s has been serving Chicago style hot dogs and gyros since 1948. This place is a classic no frills counter…
Matt
Matt
Great place for Chicago classics: hot dogs, Polish sausage, etc. Made to order and made with care. Cash only.
Eileen
Eileen
Chicago hot dog joint. Remember Chicago hot dog rules = no ketch-up. Also has burgers, gyros, chicken.
6. The Wiener's Circle
6. The Wiener's Circle
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32 local reviews
2622 N Clark St, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 AM
+1 773-477-7444
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Liz
This place is a famous late-night spot for Chicago style hot dogs & tends to get rowdy at night. Stop by…
Alexander
The famed Wieners Circle is known for great hot dogs and its service with an attitude. Specifically, if you…
Jeffrey
Hot dog stand by day, boisterous Chicago institution by late-night. Not for the faint of heart - it gets…
6. The Wiener's Circle
6. The Wiener's Circle
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32 local reviews
2622 N Clark St, Chicago
Open · Closes 5:00 AM
+1 773-477-7444
Liz
Liz
This place is a famous late-night spot for Chicago style hot dogs & tends to get rowdy at night. Stop by during the day & you'll find…
Alexander
Alexander
The famed Wieners Circle is known for great hot dogs and its service with an attitude. Specifically, if you pick a fight with the server,…
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Hot dog stand by day, boisterous Chicago institution by late-night. Not for the faint of heart - it gets ruthless, but all in good fun. Do a…
7. Byron's Hotdogs
7. Byron's Hotdogs
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16 local reviews
1017 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 773-281-7474
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Joe
If you want to experience why Chicago became famous for it's hot dogs make the trip to Byron's! It really is…
Maya
If you have never had a Chicago hot dog before, I recommend trying Byron's. This is one of the oldest & well…
Andrew
Chicago is known for good hot dogs and this place is some of the best it has to offer. Even their hamburgers…
7. Byron's Hotdogs
7. Byron's Hotdogs
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16 local reviews
1017 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 773-281-7474
Joe
Joe
If you want to experience why Chicago became famous for it's hot dogs make the trip to Byron's! It really is a meal on a bun. Seriously,…
Maya
Maya
If you have never had a Chicago hot dog before, I recommend trying Byron's. This is one of the oldest & well known places for a hot dog in…
Andrew
Andrew
Chicago is known for good hot dogs and this place is some of the best it has to offer. Even their hamburgers and fries are something to…
8. Franks ‘N' Dawgs
8. Franks ‘N' Dawgs
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7 local reviews
1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-281-5187
StoreRestaurantPoint of interest
Anjli
Super famous for the hot dogs! They even have great vegetarian options! Price: $$ Attire: Super Casual
Dan
Awesome Hot Dogs! I haven't been to many places like this in my travels.
Varun
Come to Chicago for a hot dog? These are not just any hot dogs.
8. Franks ‘N' Dawgs
8. Franks ‘N' Dawgs
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7 local reviews
1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
Closed · Opens 11:30 AM
+1 312-281-5187
Anjli
Anjli
Super famous for the hot dogs! They even have great vegetarian options! Price: $$ Attire: Super Casual
Dan
Dan
Awesome Hot Dogs! I haven't been to many places like this in my travels.
Varun
Varun
Come to Chicago for a hot dog? These are not just any hot dogs.
9. Hot Doug's
9. Hot Doug's
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10 local reviews
3324 N California Ave, Chicago
+1 773-279-9550
RestaurantPoint of interestFood
Alex
Arguably the most famous hot dog & sausage place in the US. They only work until 4pm. Go after 2:30 pm & its a…
Patrick
A haven for game and gourmet sausages in a classic Chicago-style hot dog stand. Lines are crazy on Saturdays,…
Julia
World famous hot dogs and veggie dogs! Duck fat fries available on Fridays. Cash only and limited hours, 10-4…
9. Hot Doug's
9. Hot Doug's
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10 local reviews
3324 N California Ave, Chicago
+1 773-279-9550
Alex
Alex
Arguably the most famous hot dog & sausage place in the US. They only work until 4pm. Go after 2:30 pm & its a lost cause. Fois Gras dog…
Patrick
Patrick
A haven for game and gourmet sausages in a classic Chicago-style hot dog stand. Lines are crazy on Saturdays, and Doug keeps short hours,…
Julia
Julia
World famous hot dogs and veggie dogs! Duck fat fries available on Fridays. Cash only and limited hours, 10-4 I believe. Anthony Bourdain…
10. Portillo's Hot Dogs
10. Portillo's Hot Dogs
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11 local reviews
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Chris
If you are looking for tried and true Chicago hot dog excellence this is the place! We also loved the Italian…
Kristin
Iconic local spot open for lunch and dinner. Open late and has a drive through. Try the milkshakes, hot dogs…
Dave & Joscey
Iconic Chicago restaurant serving Chicago-style hot dogs and italian beef sandwiches
10. Portillo's Hot Dogs
10. Portillo's Hot Dogs
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11 local reviews
Chris
Chris
If you are looking for tried and true Chicago hot dog excellence this is the place! We also loved the Italian Beef Sandwich. If you can…
Kristin
Kristin
Iconic local spot open for lunch and dinner. Open late and has a drive through. Try the milkshakes, hot dogs and beef sandwich!
Dave & Joscey
Dave & Joscey
Iconic Chicago restaurant serving Chicago-style hot dogs and italian beef sandwiches
11. Gene & Jude's
11. Gene & Jude's
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9 local reviews
2720 N River Rd, River Grove
Open · Closes in 1 minute
+1 708-452-7634
Meal takeawayRestaurantPoint of interest
Monica And Chris
Our favorite hot dog place. FYI Don't ask for ketchup
Horatio
Local Favorite - Popular Hot Dog Place! Expect a line.
Shalom
Famous Chicago Style Hot Dogs.
11. Gene & Jude's
11. Gene & Jude's
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9 local reviews
2720 N River Rd, River Grove
Open · Closes in 1 minute
+1 708-452-7634
Monica And Chris
Monica And Chris
Our favorite hot dog place. FYI Don't ask for ketchup
Horatio
Horatio
Local Favorite - Popular Hot Dog Place! Expect a line.
Shalom
Shalom
Famous Chicago Style Hot Dogs.
12. Hot"G"Dog
12. Hot"G"Dog
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7 local reviews
5009 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 773-209-3360
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
David
Besides classic Chicago hot dogs, this place offers a range of other encased meats (including chicken…
Ana
Arguably the best hot dogs in the city. Sausage masters trained at the iconic Hot Doug’s shop before it closed…
Jonathan
If you're into hot dogs - or want to try a Chicago-style hot dog - this place is for you. They also have more…
12. Hot"G"Dog
12. Hot"G"Dog
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7 local reviews
5009 North Clark Street, Chicago
Closed · Opens 10:30 AM
+1 773-209-3360
David
David
Besides classic Chicago hot dogs, this place offers a range of other encased meats (including chicken sausage). The menu changes but you can…
Ana
Ana
Arguably the best hot dogs in the city. Sausage masters trained at the iconic Hot Doug’s shop before it closed and they opened their own…
Jonathan
Jonathan
If you're into hot dogs - or want to try a Chicago-style hot dog - this place is for you. They also have more "gourmet" sausages (for…