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Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
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Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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La Vernia, Texas
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172 reviews 172 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A lot of food. Make sure you bring a friend. Small place but excellent food. Guy fieri location as well as Andrew Zimmerman and lots of celebrities. Tried the cheddar burger all the way with grilled onions and fries.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The lines are always long and I thought the food was over rated. There are better places to grab a lunch.

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Niles, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Small little hidden jewel with awesome food , best burgers in town. Great prices, and fast service!!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Paradise Oup has fabulous cheeseburgers made with fresh ground beef and Merkt's Cheese. Expect a.line but the wait is worth it.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This tiny "dive" is only open for lunch so be prepared to stand in line. The burger is something you won't soon forget. Their hot dogs are all-star class as well.

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Plano, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wow!! The food is amazing, no wonder there is always a wait. It is well worth the wait. The shakes are also delicious. The only negative is that they only accept cash - so be prepared.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Being featured on DDD did not altar the greatness of Paradise Pup. Long lines at lunch time and they close at 5:00. I promise the line is worth the wait. Get your dog Charred - cooked on the grill - for the best flavor. Seven layer fries are messy, but really good - The Merkt's Cheddar is the key to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a great little spot for a really good char burger. Place is really small and it's all about the the char burger and the Merc's cheddar cheese on your burger. The staff is friendly and always Thanks you when giving your order to you. Get there early because there is always a line for lunch but worth the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Been here a few times now and the wait is horrible. The beef flavor is good but the portions are small. The cheese burgers are average at best. The place itself needs some major work. Flies around inside because all doors and windows are open to let in all of nature in. If you want to spend on average $16... More

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Topeka, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a wonderful little spot for a great burger. Nothing fancy about em, just a darn good burger! Couldn't think of a thing that would have improved it! Go early to beat the lines and catch a picnic table while you can, as there are no indoor tables.

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