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Paradise Pup

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American, Hot Dogs
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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
    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 of 5 stars
Best hot dogs around

Excellent charred hot dogs and hamburgers. Great shakes made with fresh fruit. Lines can be long at lunchtime but so worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Maria G
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

bad food bad service dirty place stay away unless you want to gey sick with bad fast food. not worth the money you spend there. you are better off at BK next door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent charred hot dogs and hamburgers. Great shakes made with fresh fruit. Lines can be long at lunchtime but so worth the wait.

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Appleton, WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is a reason this was on Diners, drive-ins and dives. It is open for afternoons and expect lines. There are picnic tables for seating. Burgers are amazing and the shakes are old fashion ice cream shakes! Loved chocolate banana and the raspberry shake (seasonal). This is my 2nd time here. Stop by if you are in town. Average will... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You know a place is good when there's seven people in line ahead of you waiting for the restaurant to open! It's small. It's cramped. But the food they crank out behind the counter is outstanding! Fresh bread, great meats, and friendly service here. You may have to wait a bit for your food, but that shows that your meal... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

There are long lines on weekends. Please don't mind. It's worth it to wait. No doubt the best hot dog in Chicagoland. I love the roll it's not sticky chewy. It's just perfect. In other places it takes 5 minutes to clean your mouth from sticky bun. The link is also juicy and tasty. I love the place.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I have been here a minimum of 50 times not even kidding. I grew up in the area and fell in love with that Merkts Cheddar burger "everything - grilled (onions)" from the first bite. I have ventured to trying their chicken sandwich, hot dogs, polish and was also very much impressed with their beef sandwich (which I have realized... More 

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The best hamburger around, sometimes you have to wait because triple D put this small place on the map but give it a try and really enjoy a great burger.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We love Guy Fieri and DDD, so we thought we'd try Paradise Pup. Everything was outstanding! The Chicago hot dog is loaded with toppings, as are the fries. Milk shakes are fresh, creamy and delicious. The burgers are juicy. They also have awesome fried mushrooms and onion rings. Go there soon, you'll love it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You know how you hear about some burger joints being "the best in the world" or " best in town" only to get there and discover that they're lying? Yeah, well this is NOT that kind of o place. All the hype and good rumors you hear are real. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality they offer. (After... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have everything! Their fries have a bunch of variations, and their burgers are big and juicy with lots of toppings (if you want). Great slaw. And then there are the to die for milk shakes. Now that I'm drooling, I'm on my way there since I live only 5 minutes away. Jealous? By the way...cash only.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-699-8590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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