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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
Today
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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  • 78
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  • 30
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  • 9
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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
Far exceeds all expectations!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Youngstown, Ohio
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Youngstown, Ohio
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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Chi-Town
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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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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great fast food restaurant that has awesome chicken terriyaki sandwiches and let's not even talk about how amazing their french fries that have cheese, bacon, and sour cream all over them!!! YUM! Also, they have incredible milk shakes that even come with the cutest little baby salerno butter cookies. Gotta try this place....and maybe even more than... More 

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Colorado Springs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

What can I say ? Hands down the best polish, burgers, beefs, anywhere. An icon of the Chicago burbs, this is simply the best char polish sausage, awesome soft burger buns, and great fries done perfectly. I've waited up to an hour in the snow and rain at times, but this is sooo worth it. Try calling ahead or non... More 

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Ne Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The 30 minute wait was well worth it. We each ordered a different Char Burger and the 3-way fries. Everything was delicious, the burgers were juicy and lots of flavor. The atmosphere was put the place over the top. The staff was very cool to talk to even through they were busy. Looking forward to going back next time in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

These guys know how to do a char burger. See the line, make a stop anyway. Cash only. The buttery soft bun and proportionate 1/3lb burger will make this place YOUR place. I'm a tough critic and an eye for skepticism. Paradise Pup made an honest man out of me today and I've been living in Des Plaines for almost... More 

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I've traveled all over United States in search of a better burger and simply could not find one. Paradise pup has the juiciest most delicious burgers on the planet. Flavors just explode in your mouth. Tried it with rye bread which makes the flavors pop even more. It's best not to go during lunch because you'll wait in a huge... More 

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West Palm Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I love trying places others rave about. It was a cold drizzly day and I decide to wait anyway. I am glad I did as the burger was great. I tried the fries, burger and Italian beef. The fries and burgers were great. I did not care for the Italian beef but maybe it's me. I am glad it's not... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Paradise Pup has been on Lee Street in Des Plaines for years. I get the Farmers Steak & Fries. The Framers Steak is a unique lunch sandwich, with the grilled onions. The fries are myfavorite Steak Fries. A real potatoe, not a skinny litttle thing somebody made while they were thinking about fries. The owner & his wife have been... More 

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Additional Information about Paradise Pup

Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
Phone Number: 847-699-8590
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?