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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
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Ranked #1 of 148 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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This place is like home; Great chicken sandwich, love the triple layer fries... Seating sucks, best to take food home. All seating is outdoor only.

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Minnesota
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A tiny little spot on the side of the road - get in line, it goes quickly! Have a char burger with whatever you want, they have it all - didn't try the 3 way fries this time but they looked tempting! Service is swift and exact - they know how to move the line - you can eat inside... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's everything as advertised. Having been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives the crowds are as expected. But this really is a local place and hasn't changed anything with the additional exposure. The burgers with melted cheese, add grilled onions, are exceptional. The hot dogs are as good as any in the Chicago area. If you can wait go after 12:30... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The smell when you drive past just brings you in. The food is good. Often there is a line of 15+ people waiting to get in. Just a few seats inside, but picnic tables outside in the nice weather.

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have heard of this few times so today we got to try it - this one of those institutions and when you see it you ask yourself why – but even on a cool day like it was toady there is line outside as the place is small. I tried the char jumbo hot dog with some fried onions... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are planning a lunch there get there early. The line gets long and you can eat outside in the spring and summer. The winter months it is a little cold but worth the wait. These guys do a great job in getting you in and out quickly.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I finally ate at Paradise Pup and now see why everyone talks about this place.The burgers there are so worth the wait in line. Bring cash no CC excepted and expect to wait in a line due to they make the food as ordered. Best burgers around!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A bit off the beaten path, but, if arriving to Chicago via O'Hare - you owe it to yourself to check it out! Burgers are excellent!! Yes, there is usually a line! But, worth the wait. My husband and I wanted to experience it all .... so we shared a Char Bacon Burger & a Paradise Pup (Hot Dog). Recco... More

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La Vernia, Texas
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209 reviews 209 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs

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