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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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Hours:
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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  • 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
Mind-blowing dogs!!!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
K G
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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45 reviews
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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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24 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 577 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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Additional Information about Franks n' Dawgs

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

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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 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.