We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 147 restaurants in Des Plaines
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Write a Review

69 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
    47
    15
    7
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Topeka, Kansas
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Topeka, Kansas
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I like the place and usually grab lunch at least once when I am in the area....great place to grab lunch. Has that Family feeling in a big city

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Plaines, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a local favorite. Many people who have moved away from town stop by here first when coming from O'Hare. The food is delicious but don't expect anything fancy. You eat outside at a picnic table or in your car.

Was this review helpful? Yes
alabama
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A Char-grilled burger with a lot of taste. Fixings any way you want 'em! The chicken sandwich is really gooood! this is a local favorite. Now I know why.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Fresh Burgers and extra large fries was very tasty and amazing. I had to wait about 20 minutes but it was very much worth the wait. This was recommended by a friend of my and her husband is a foodie. There is no place inside to sit so I recommend going when it is warmer out. They do have limited... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Fabulous fresh made burgers, cooked to order with assorted cheeses and toppings available. The dogs are also good as well as the chicken sandwiches..many varieties. I love the Merkt's cheese double burger with the Merket's cheese French fries...fries are cooked just right even if you like them plain..or get them loaded! There is something for everyone here, but be warned...in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends who found it on Yelp. I went there on fridays. They serve the best and yummiest burgers you might try in your life. Juicy, delicious, and amazing burger. I always go with the regular cheese burger, and the cheese fries, and Coke. Staff are friendly .. You have to go early as this restaurant... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is not a seat down place, so be ready to stand in line for a burger take out. If you are a burger lover you will not mind driving 30+ miles to get a bite of their delicious burgers! Absolutely delicious... no wonder this place was featured on TV shows. Some of our favorites are the cheesy fries, Merck... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Plaines, Illinois
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Great food, throw back to old fashion hot dog stands but with gourmet taste. Merkts Cheddar Cheese, three layer fries, handmade shakes. Wonderful

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Paradise Pup also viewed

 

Been to Paradise Pup? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Paradise Pup, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing