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Michael's Chicago Style Red Hots

1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
847-432-3338
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Ranked #10 of 89 Restaurants in Highland Park
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2014
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English first
Highland Park, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Always consistent. For hot dogs, sandwiches & salads it is always good. The chicken sandwich looked fantastic. I will definitely order that the next time I am at Michael's. Judging by the looks of it, it may be the best thing they have but that will be in my next review.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

The food here is usually very good. However recently the overall cleanliness and appearance have gone way downhill. The ketchup dispenser is filthy as are the floors. The tiles are chipped and while the place used to be nice, they are putting no money into it and the attention to detail is lacking.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Simple, fast, good and reliable. A perfect place for a quick bite before the movie or in the middle of the day. Reliable.

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you are looking for the chicago style hot dog then this is the go to place. They make great burgers and salads. Very casual and good.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outstanding selection of salad bar choices. Fantastic hot dogs done in a variety of ways and incredible hamburgers with all the choice fixings. Many other lunch and dinner options all equally great. All made to order and prepared quickly. The seating area is large and always kept clean. Staff is friendly.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Michaels is a family restaurant in downtown highland park. I think the chopped salad is the best ever. You pick all your own toppings so there are no surprises in the salad. It's a great place to take kids as the menu has something for everyone.

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Chicago, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

The biggest menu of any hot dog stand I have seen. Top custom salads are delicious. My favorites include: Buffalo burger, Jumbo char dog and cheddar fries.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I love Michael's! Having grown up in the north suburbs but now living in the southwest, this is the place that I tell my family to meet me at when I get into town. The have grilled hot dogs, steamed hot dogs, salads, sandwiches and something for everyone... even a gluten free vegetarian!!! Everything about Michael's is great! I can... More

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Austin, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love going to Michael's for an italian beef and fries. Personally, Char Dog was not my favorite. I'm more of a standard Chicago hot dog person. Counter staff is amazing memorizing orders and I never saw them make a mistake. Always friendly and always good. Love that part of Highland Park. Sometimes hard to park near the restaurant during busy... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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450 reviews 450 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
406 helpful votes 406 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

There was a long queue, but the food was worth the wait - juicy and tender burgers. Seated outside in good weather, you can people watch, especially with other restaurants like Benjamin Tappas and gelato places just down the street.

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