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Bugsy's Chicago Dogs

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311 Broadway Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
618-242-3647
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I can talk Hotdogs!

I've enjoyed Nathan's hotdogs at Coney Island, NY, dirty water hotdogs on the streets of Manhatten, and deep fried dogs across the GW Bridge south on River Road in Edgewater, NJ, and many other places in including Chicago and the DQ in Mt. Vernon, and Bugsy's Chicago Dogs is a welcomed treat. Yes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
T C
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've enjoyed Nathan's hotdogs at Coney Island, NY, dirty water hotdogs on the streets of Manhatten, and deep fried dogs across the GW Bridge south on River Road in Edgewater, NJ, and many other places in including Chicago and the DQ in Mt. Vernon, and Bugsy's Chicago Dogs is a welcomed treat. Yes, those fries are not the usual frozen... More 

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511 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Really friendly lady to take your order at the counter. Excellent dogs with good fries. Plenty of seating in a large, clean, sunny dining room. Be careful when leaving Bugsy's - you can only turn right.

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1 Thank travchef
Ballwin, Missouri
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351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The food here was genuinely extraordinarily good. I rarely give 5 stars but this one deserves it. This place requires a "detour" off the interstate to reach it, but it is totally worth it. The chicago dog was the best I have ever had in every respect. So was the polish sausage. The fries were simply superb. I thought they... More 

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Thank John E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

So I just moved to Mt Vernon from chicago, where I have resided for the last 22 years of my life, and was excited to see bugsys Chicago dog, thrilled that I didn't have to make a 5 hour trip to taste delicious chicagoan food I quickly pulled in and ordered an Italian beef and a tamale, first off, the... More 

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3 Thank Joshua B
McLeansboro, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My grandfather and I drove from Centrailia to have an awesome actual Chicago dog experience and we loved every bit of it.

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1 Thank Aric w W
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

I love hotdogs, so I was very excited for them to open. We tried it during the first few months and weren't impressed. We chalked it up to new restaurant jitters. I ordered a chili cheese dog, I was not impressed with my dog, the chili was good. We went back a second time and my food was incorrect. My... More 

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1 Thank Ljcopple
Texico, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am seldom on the East Side of Mount Vernon but it usually doesn't change much over time so I was fairly surprised years ago to see a new place to eat there called Bugsy's Chicago Dogs. The name intrigued me. I have only been to Chicago once so I wouldn't know a Chicago hot dog from any other city... More 

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3 Thank MorticiaAddamsMSFS
Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went here for lunch while we were in Mt. Vernon. We ordered Chicago dogs. All the hot dogs come with fries. Couldn't believe it at that price! Good dogs, good fries, good chili and cheese (we got them on our fries.) Drinks are all canned. They even have a drive thru.

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Thank inorg27
Ile de Re, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Quarter pound hot-dog, home-made fry's & a pop for 6 bucks. Great deal & unique atmosphere. They top the quality hot-dog with whatever you want. Fast, friendly, & clean, it was so much better than the chain fast foods. I loved the home-made fry's! You can't find them on every corner.

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1 Thank Patty Z
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

We were driving through Mount Vernon and were looking for something quick, but better than fast food for dinner. We were happy with Bugsy's - the brats and hot dogs were good, the Italian beef and BBQ beef were okay. The restaurant was clean and the staff was helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Broadway Street, Mount Vernon, IL 62864
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: 618-242-3647

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?