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Franks n' Dawgs

1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL (DePaul)
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Ranked #177 of 8,194 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: DePaul
Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: DePaul
Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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130 reviews 130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

At the recommendation of a well-known Chicago chef, I went here with the intention of stretching my idea of a "dawg". I can't stand hotdogs but this is not your momma's dog stand. The menu boasts locally sourced, personally crafted dogs with an array of toppings that would make Michelin wonder 'what's up?' I had the Tur-doggen. Wow! Turkey with... More

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on my feet
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99 reviews 99 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

granted it was a thursday, but when we arrived here at noon, i expected it to be busy. we were the only patrons, and considering this, they were pretty slow getting our order out. the resto itself has a weird entrance, where you enter a front door, walk down a long hallway to the actual entrance to the resto, where... More

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carlisle, ma
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Waaay too much hype. Interesting hot dogs/sausages/kielbasa with some novel toppings. Period. Not the second coming of anything. An not overly generous portions either. No big deal.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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324 reviews 324 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

best! Easily the best food we ate on our trip! Courmet sausages and the first bite was a punch of flavors to your face. I wanted to be eating a never-ending meal. Got the bacon mac n cheese truffle and it was so so wonderful! Long, skinny building with the entrance down an alley like a hall between Frank and... More

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michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Very creative sausage combinations. We had the Peking Duck and Taco Sausages. The buns are brioche bread that's toasted. These are not your usual Chicago Hot Dogs!!!! Much better!!!! You must get the truffle fries. They are coated with white truffle oil and truffle salt. AMAZING!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

DO NOT EAT THERE if you are looking for a Chicago hot dog experience. The first thing we learned when one member of our party asked for a Chicago style hot was an abrupt "we don't sell Chicago style hot dog, read the sign on the lower part of the counter." This person who reminded me of Napoleon Dynamite acted... More

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Chicago, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Chicago is one of the best food towns in the world. While other big cities might have a wider variety of fancy restaurants, Chicago is unique because it has a plethora of affordable, delicious, and many times inventive restaurants. Chicago even has what is arguably the best restaurant in the US (Alinea), but I digress... This review is for Franks... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Cannot say enough about this place!! The staff was awesome, took time to explain everything to us first-timers! The brioche bread that they toast and serve the different sausages on is unique and it works!! We tried The Brunch, which is a signature that everyone should try! With it's fried egg, smoked bacon and maple mayo, it's the new hangover... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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249 reviews 249 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The most creative and delicious approach to hot dogs and sausages I have encountered. They call it 5 Star Dining on a Bun and I think they got it right! When we arrived, the truly difficulty is choosing which ones to order! There are so many chooses, you will beg for another stomach! The Bacon Mac & Cheese dog is... More

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Prescott, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

A hotdog place, really? YES, REALLY! Gourmet experience for sure! We had the Turducken Dawg which is chicken, duck and turkey freshly made with an amazing sauce and shredded carrots. We also had a Peking duck dawg again creative and delicious! The topper was triple truffle waffle fries!! Decadent and A MUST do!!

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