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The Dog Joint

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our First Stop off the Plane

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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126 reviews 126 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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469 restaurant reviews
536 helpful votes 536 helpful votes
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 

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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.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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 

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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!

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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.

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West Seneca, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Had them both and this little hole-in-the-wall next door to the Park West had a terrific char-grilled dog with all the fixins that was AWESOME!! Portillo's was good, too, don't get me wrong. But this one tasted great and I thought the dog was better.

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KEM84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

We visited The Dog Joint prior to going to the Lincoln Park Zoo. It's right across the street, so the location was perfect. The service was great, as were the hot dogs and fries. I'm boring, so I got mine only with ketchup, whereas my boyfriend got the works. He loved his so much, he got a second. A hot... More 

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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, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 am

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.