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Franks n' Dawgs

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Lincoln Park
American, Hot Dogs
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1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
312-281-5187
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11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution...
Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
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  • 56
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  • 13
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Sausages!

These are not hotdogs, but are sausages! I got the bacon mac and cheese dog - I really didn't care for the sausage, but the bread, mac and cheese and my waffle fries were amazing! My sister got cheese curds- OUT OF THIS WORLD. I definitely recommend them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Kallie S
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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Silver Lake
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24 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First off the other reviews have to be bogus!! We went here with good hopes of finding a nice meal. First of all we were the first customers in here for the day on July 28, 2015. We came in and was not greeted at all even with the cooks standing right across the counter. When it came time for... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

These are not hotdogs, but are sausages! I got the bacon mac and cheese dog - I really didn't care for the sausage, but the bread, mac and cheese and my waffle fries were amazing! My sister got cheese curds- OUT OF THIS WORLD. I definitely recommend them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Not sure you can call them all hot dogs but those sausages served up here are very well done. Lots of creative combinations! Friendly staff who didn't mind talking about anything and everything. I would definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We heard about this place on food network and couldn't wait to try it. We were not disappointed. Everything we tried was absolutely fantastic! The truffle mac - n - cheese is amazing and the price (only $4.75) seems way to low. It was fun to meet a couple of the chefs and learn about the constantly changing menu. There... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beware there are no Chicago dogs here, however, go because they have the most unique and delicious combinations of dogs on buns. They don't have a "cook" they have a chef! Also, the onion rings and french fries are definitely worth trying.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Best dawgs ever!?! I think so. Love that they're NOT Chicago dogs but gourmet artisan sausages. If you love hot dogs like me you must try these!

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Stevens Point
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was hoping that this place would be the true successor to Hot Doug's (may they rest in sausage heaven), and while this place is good, I'm not sure it quite claims the title. Gourmet hot dog made from interesting ingredients? Check. Inventive toppings outside of the normal fare? Check. Chicago dogs? No check. In order to be crowned the... More 

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Been here twice and have never been disappointed. The hot dogs are not your average hot dogs. The fries saturated in duck oil are the best things ever. They are quick at making your order and offer some seating if your eating in, which we always do. The staff is friendly and the prices are moderately expensive. This place is... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place has all of the goods anyone who visits or lives in Chicago should want! The toughest part of stopping in is trying to decide what to order! Various types of fries - Triple Truffle Fries are a MUST! Dogs & sausage about 20 different ways! Bacon sausage, sausage 4 ways, so many wonderful choices! You will go back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

When Chicago magazine spotlighted eight hot dog joints in the Chicago area in its "Cheap Eats" issue in November, I was surprised that Franks n' Dawgs on North Clybourn wasn't included in the elite company. I had eaten at Franks in the past and submitted a very favorable review to TripAdvisor. There were several other positive reviews, too. "The fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 312-281-5187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

Description

Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 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.