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The Clark Street Dog

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Lakeview
Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers, Pub
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3040 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
+1 773-281-6690
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Bar

I love this bar. They've spent years serving alcoholic root beer, pickle back shots and great beer for cheap. They just remodeled, and the place looks lovely, but the prices stayed low. There's a huge billboard above it and you kind of hang out around the enormous pole that supports it. It also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Gronk37
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I love this bar. They've spent years serving alcoholic root beer, pickle back shots and great beer for cheap. They just remodeled, and the place looks lovely, but the prices stayed low. There's a huge billboard above it and you kind of hang out around the enormous pole that supports it. It also split right down the middle and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food is good the beer is cold Amanda demi and Andrea are awsome come in for drink and a burger. Tony S.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love this place! I refuse to go anywhere else for hot dogs, Italian beef, and gyros! The salads are super fresh and crisp. And they have wünderbars!!! So hard to find anymore! You have to get one!!! And a bar attached with wonderful prices?! Do I ever have to leave?! This place has such personality and is super clean.... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

I would say this place is fine if you are at a bar in the area and need some late night food. Otherwise its nothing to rave about

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am a Portillo's guy, but I do like this place too. My biggest pet peeve is do vintage places have to be so greasy and dirty? This place can use a good remodel and a good cleaning. Overall, the hot dogs are good and the location cannot be beat. On warmer days, try to catch a table outside. You... More 

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itscomplicated, Owner at The Clark Street Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your patronage and your review. I agree with you on these old school places that need remodeling and cleaning. The only thing that is existing in our business since we opened are doors in 1977 is our brick and our flooring. We continuously try to upgrade our store. Ou bar was just remodeled in February of this... More 

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24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Would not eat here sober. run of the mill greeay hotdog stand. make this place a last resort. you will feel it in the morning.

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itscomplicated, Owner at The Clark Street Dog, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take every review seriously. I would encourage everyone to visit us sober since the majority of our customers are not intoxicated and can really experience the best in Clark Street Dog's quick casual fare. However late night binge drinking combined with late night food bingeing may leave you in a less than desired state... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Always a favorite when in the area... It's a good chicago hot dog stand... Prices are not bad.......

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Catering to workmen and foot traffic, this joint offers standard fare with no frills, which is great, but when I say standard, I mean standard. The one plus this joint has is the booze, which is in keeping with the wrigleyville vibe. It's not a destination, it's a place to get a decent dog at a decent price or drown... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Clark Street Dog is a great alternative to some of the other hot dog stand competitors in Chicago. Great Italian Beef, spicy giardiniera, great Chicago-Style Hot Dogs. Not to mention there is a bar attached, and the prices for drinks are better than most in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is a dying breed. Grilled Chicago Hot Dogs at their best. Open 24/7. The staff is brusque and efficient. There is literally a line down the street after the bars close. It's a cultural phenomenon and definitely worth the wait...just don't ask for ketchup on your dog cuz it's not gonna happen. limited seating and incredible people watching.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3040 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: +1 773-281-6690

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Hamburgers, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?