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All 148 Des Plaines Restaurants

Paradise Pup

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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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
31 helpful votes 31 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Niles, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Small little hidden jewel with awesome food , best burgers in town. Great prices, and fast service!!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Paradise Oup has fabulous cheeseburgers made with fresh ground beef and Merkt's Cheese. Expect a.line but the wait is worth it.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

This tiny "dive" is only open for lunch so be prepared to stand in line. The burger is something you won't soon forget. Their hot dogs are all-star class as well.

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Plano, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Wow!! The food is amazing, no wonder there is always a wait. It is well worth the wait. The shakes are also delicious. The only negative is that they only accept cash - so be prepared.

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