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Paradise Pup

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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: Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    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
Amazing Burgers, Cheddar and all!

Outstanding food - especially the burgers! Not sure about the wait, but it they have been on TV and it's a lot of fun. I stopped in for a late lunch (2:30pm) and only a few people in line. Cheddar burger is a favorite. Juicy and perfectly prepared, with a great helping of toppings made to order... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Eric E
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Outstanding food - especially the burgers! Not sure about the wait, but it they have been on TV and it's a lot of fun. I stopped in for a late lunch (2:30pm) and only a few people in line. Cheddar burger is a favorite. Juicy and perfectly prepared, with a great helping of toppings made to order. The fries are... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The name says Hot Dogs, but Paradise has a large eclectic menu from pasta to pups. The prices are more than reasonable and the food is hot and good. Eat in or carry out options are available. The biggest complaint is they are not open on Sunday.

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I always prefer a local place to any chain or hotel restaurant. If you like burgers, fries, hot dogs, milkshakes....you gotta try this place. I went at 3:00 in the afternoon. Short line, great service, and the food was more than good enough to warrant a return trip! Cash only, so bring $20, and try one of each!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We've been going to Paradise Pup for eight years. It's become the neighborhood place to go. There's always a line and you wait outside most of the time, but nobody minds. You talk and joke with the people in line and see friends and meet new ones. Then you make your way inside and George greets you with his nice... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had to try the food here after hearing so many raves and I agree that it's great. But, to be honest, the hamburgers are a little too "charred" for my taste. Aside from that, I have not found a flaw. If they took credit cards, it would be a perfect stop for me!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Friends recommended Paradise Pup to us. "If you love burgers and fast food, you've got to give it a try. You won't be disappointed," they said. We do and we did and we weren't. But after only one visit to Paradise Pup at 1724 South River Road in Des Plaines, we had to wonder: Why do they close at 5... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I ordered Char Polish sausage and an order of fries. When I got looked, smelled and tasted like a hotdog. however they insisted it was a Polish sausage. I can't believe so many other places have gotten it wrong all of these years. Now if it were a hot dog that I was eating I would say it was pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an awesome place. Burgers are great. They do sell other items. Try the beef sandwich it is also excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This place has been a favorite for YEARS!!! Always fresh and always busy!! So, my advice is get there EARLY and be ready with your order!! The burgers are fantastic and messy :) The chicken teriyaki sandwich is great, the tuna is yummy, the fries are awesome (3 layer are my fave) the shakes are DELISH!! All in all it... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

There is always a line. The burgers are great, but you need patience and a sunny day. You don't to stand outside in the rain.

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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
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?