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Franks n' Dawgs

1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL (DePaul)
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Ranked #190 of 8,284 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: DePaul
Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
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Neighborhood: DePaul
Description: Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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161 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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