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The Clark Street Dog

#105 of 7,756 Restaurants in Chicago
#116 of 8,512 Places to Eat in Chicago
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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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10:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Still my favorite burger in the city

Fell in love with this juicy burger on a grilled buttered bun as a tourist, 20 years ago. Ate here yesterday and the same woman took my order. I love that it's only gotten better, yet stayed the same, for all these years. Full bar, parking lot, tv, outdoor seating, and when you ask for Crispy fries... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
mellokitty
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Gross and greasy. This is not authentic Chicago. Wiener Circle is the king. I don't know why this place is even on this list!!!! It shows you how wrong it is!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fell in love with this juicy burger on a grilled buttered bun as a tourist, 20 years ago. Ate here yesterday and the same woman took my order. I love that it's only gotten better, yet stayed the same, for all these years. Full bar, parking lot, tv, outdoor seating, and when you ask for Crispy fries you get Crispy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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

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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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
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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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am

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