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1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL (DePaul)
312-281-5187
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Ranked #251 of 8,418 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: DePaul
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Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
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Chicago, Illinois
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616 reviews 616 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Went to Franks n' Dawgs for lunch with my friend. The decor is very diner like. There is self seat, you order your food and drinks at the counter and your food will be brought to your table. We shared a Cheese Head hotdog, cheese fries, triple truffle fries and truffle Mac n' cheese - and it was all amazing... More 

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chgo
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Was around the neighborhood with a friend and noticed this place. Tried the tur-doggin, banh mi & the triple truffle fries. Not bad at all I must say! The fries are a knockout!

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Chicago, Illinois
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616 reviews 616 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Franks 'n Dawgs, located on the North Clybourn Corridor, describes itself as "elevating street food by incorporating the creativity of fine dining chefs, seasonal high quality artisan ingredients and deft attention to detail and execution." I don't know if I believe all of that Shakespearean oratory. But some things are indisputable: the gourmet sausage sandwiches are wonderful, the accoutrements are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Franks n' Dawgs was great. The worst part was having to decide between all of the amazing looking options on the menu. Went for lunch on a Saturday around 12:30. Short line; friendly staff at the counter; food came out pretty quick. Went with a group of 5, and we all ordered different things - all happy with what we... More 

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Freeman, South Dakota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went here in March for lunch before a show. I ordered the Lamb-orghini but was given the Bahn Mi dog by mistake. Ironically enough, it was the one I planned on getting from looking at the menu online before going. It may have been a mistake by them but they were very insistent on giving me the Lamb-orghini as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Lunch in Lincoln Park near DePail University with our daughter. Interesting menu that warranted some time at the counter to be certain not to miss a sausage creation. Pork, beef, chicken, bacon, and vegetarian all make a showing with delicious complimenting toppings. All three of us enjoyed a different item which were delivered to our picnic table outside.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Additional Information about Franks n' Dawgs

Address: 1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: 312-281-5187
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
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
Cuisine: American

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