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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
847-699-8590
Today
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Terrific Dogs!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Loves_to_travel1955
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Des Plaines, Illinois
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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Des Plaines, Illinois
Senior Contributor
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
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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426 restaurant reviews
468 helpful votes 468 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

good food, but usually crowded. plan to go right when the open or plan on waiting. definitely a dive type of restaurant but a neat little place

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Muskegon, Michigan
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104 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to try this place of Diners Drive-ins and Dives fame since I was in the area, had to. This is a dive, to be sure; very limited seating. A line out the door in below freezing dinner was a clear indicator of the caliber of food. Three of us ordered the standard Bacon Cheeseburger and onion rings. Everything... More 

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Niles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Long lines start at lunch time. People addicted to their burgers are willing to wait to move up to the counter which reminds me of the Seinfelds Soup Nazi. Straight faced order takers can answer questions by pointing to chalk boards while fellow customers roll their eyes at the obvious amatuers. So, what's the deal? GREAT BURGERS!!! DUH!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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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?