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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 146 restaurants in Des Plaines
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW 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

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lived in Des Plaines for about 10 years and visited the Paradise Pup a few times. The line usually is not long until the Food Network did a show on this place and then the line just gets pretty bad. The place open at 11 AM and the line is already there by 10:30 AM. The burger is usually what... More

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Naperville, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Tiny place in Des Plaines, tried it for the 1st time and absolutely LOVED the burgers!! Nice thick burgers NOT the tiny dinky ones from BK or MCD. MEATY!!! Got a Beef too and that was excellent as well. They have a few tables outside to eat on a nice day. Bring cash they do not accept cc or debit... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Whether you're a local or an out of towner, a stop here is a must. Don't let the line scare you away, those people are all waiting for a reason, it's worth it. Awesome burger, awesome char dogs and the cheddar fries can't be beat. They've got lots of other stuff but I've never tried them as I have a... More

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Chicago Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Realflame fired grilled burgers, dogs, and sausage that are great. The triple deck fry's along with a malt should not be missed either. Have to do at separate times thought too much for one meal. Long lines almost all the time they are open. only open for lunch and early afternoon.

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Chicago
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Its about the hamburger. Lived in Des Plaines for over 6 years now and I have always been put off by the line. We were starving and looking for a quick meal so we stopped in. There was still a long line, but it moved quick. We definitely over ordered as for 2 adults and a 4 year old we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great burgers. Very reasonable prices as well. I always get a char cheddar burger. Gotta love a burger with the Merkt's cheese on it. You can't miss the Merkt's cheese fries as well. Just make sure to eat the fries fast. You don't want cold Merkt's cheese fries. Trust me lol. I'll be honest, I've never had a hot dog,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

No more tuna on the dark rye wtf? The triple layer Frys are the bomb And so is everything else O get a black cherry to drink

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Every time i fly to Chicago (and fly out of Chicago) I visit p pups. It is quite simply the best burger I have ever had. The Burger is juicy, the Merkds cheddar is unmistakeable, even the bun makes it better. I always intend to try something different but I can't!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Just went to this hole in the wall burger and dog joint that was actually featured in Diners, drive-ins and dives on the food network.. Burger meat quality was good..very juicy, If you like cheddar get the cheeseburger..it has a nice strong cheddar flavor that pairs perfectly with the juicy beef. I got the 3 layer fries which is krinkle... More

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