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The Dog Joint

Lincoln Park
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350 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL
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11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Best dog and service in town

We visited The Dog Joint on our way to the Lincoln Zoo..the food was absolutely tasty! The best part of the experience was the owner! He was wonderful and very pleasant. If you're in a hurry and need a quick bite to eat..The Dog Joint is where it is!! Thanks for the service!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Julie M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Dog Joint on our way to the Lincoln Zoo..the food was absolutely tasty! The best part of the experience was the owner! He was wonderful and very pleasant. If you're in a hurry and need a quick bite to eat..The Dog Joint is where it is!! Thanks for the service!

Thank Julie M
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great Chicago dogs here. Fries were super tasty. The guys working the counter were so friendly. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Kmacaluso84
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

OK, we did check into our Airbnb first, but then we hit this neighborhood joint for a mid afternoon Chicago Dog. YUM. Great dogs, supers soft buns, and crispy fries. We haven't had a real Chicago Dog in over 10 years, and this reminded us of what we were missing! The owner was lovely, and we ended up back there... More 

1 Thank ParisReally
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A perfect spot to grab a dog in Lincoln Park. I enjoy the Polish with grilled onions. Fake fireplaces are a bit confusing but fun. Scenic view if you sit in the window and watch people walk down Armitage.

Thank Bryan Y
Grand Rapids, MI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Was served by the owner a cold bacon dog. Not sure how that happens, but it did. Won't go back due to cold food and owner's arrogance.

Thank 55Thunder55
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In Chicago, on the Near West Side, not far from Lincoln Park Zoo, this is the place for hot dogs, takeout and late night delivery. There are a lot of hot dog joints in Chicago and many varieties of the Chicago-style hot dog but the Dog Joint is among the best. Nothing fancy, no sit-down, just fast, friendly service and... More 

Thank Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Always loved this place when I need a fix of a good hot dog and cheese fries. Their food prep and attention to order seems better. Cheese fries are some of the best plus a cheese dog with bacon on it? All day.

1 Thank Jon H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We came here on a weekday afternoon after visiting the Lincoln Park Zoo. The owner was so friendly and inviting. He made us feel very welcome. The prices absolutely cannot be beat - $2.50 for fries and it's more than enough to share with another person. Our hotdogs were unbelievable. I especially liked the hot peppers. Hands down the best... More 

1 Thank nursemack
Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

First time I ever ate a Chicago Style Everything-on-it hotdog... The explosion of flavor was incredible! This was a first for visiting this wonderful little hotdog place, a first for visiting Lincoln Park and a first for visiting the zoo. The Dog Joint is my new favorite place to eat in Chicago! Thank you for an awesome first!

1 Thank MississippiMomOfive
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had the basic hotdog with giardiniera ($3) and it was delicious. A small little shop on the intersection of Sedgwick and Lincoln Ave but big personality. Delicious dog - frank, giardiniera with chilli and tomato. It was a flavour explosion!!! The shop is pretty close to the Zoo and Conservatory area of Lincoln Park.

2 Thank Susie_3333

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.