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The Clark Street Dog

#117 of 7,822 Restaurants in Chicago
#133 of 8,586 Places to Eat in Chicago
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Lakeview
American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, 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 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, 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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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Great food fast

Was in the area for the Blue Man Group and got on TripAdvisor to see what was around. Decided on coming here and was not disappointed. We walked in, they started on our order and we were sitting down eating in 5 min. We had the italian beef, clark st hot dog and a chili cheese dog with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
David D
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Was in the area for the Blue Man Group and got on TripAdvisor to see what was around. Decided on coming here and was not disappointed. We walked in, they started on our order and we were sitting down eating in 5 min. We had the italian beef, clark st hot dog and a chili cheese dog with fries...everything was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

None of the food is good for you but it all tastes amazing. If you're not used to heavy greasy deliciousness split a meal between two but you won't want to share. You need to order the cheesecake bites. And the cheese fries and a corn dog. Basically order one of everything and a beer.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Had a gyro, got dog, fires, and Bloody Mary's. Service was good. The food and drinks were good too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about The Clark Street Dog

Address: 3040 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
Phone Number: +1 773-281-6690
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
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
Average Prices: USD 5 to 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, Pub

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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 to 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?