We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Poochie's

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-0100
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 33 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    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 of 5 stars
Great Char Dog

Had a couple of Char Dogs and a Char Dog with bacon and cheddar. All of the dogs came loaded with so much fresh toppings I thought they made a mistake and gave me a vegetarian dog instead. Loads of relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc. Ty even too it with a lite sprinkle of salt.....I think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Steve T
,
Honolulu, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Had a couple of Char Dogs and a Char Dog with bacon and cheddar. All of the dogs came loaded with so much fresh toppings I thought they made a mistake and gave me a vegetarian dog instead. Loads of relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc. Ty even too it with a lite sprinkle of salt.....I think. This is definitely one... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
164 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

They do a nice job on their burgers. I like to add mercks cheese and hot peppers as it gives the burger a nice little punch.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Geyserville, California
Level Contributor
77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In the land of hot dogs, Poochies used to be on my top 5 hit list, it has now moved down...lower and lower. Hot dog came perfect..condiments perfect, fries came cold and hard. Enough...great fries make the difference..at least to me..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skokie, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Its Poochie's ... what more can you say? Poochie's is very well known and its the best around for burgers and hot dogs.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skokie, Illinois
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Everything here is great, especially the chilie dog, the Chicago Style, and the chocolate malts! Yum!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I go here every couple months. They have very good cheddar burgers. Great fries with the skins still on them. And for extra decadence, get the cheddar fries. They use the good cheddar spread. Not the cheaper stuff. Very filling. Fast service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Skokie, Illinois
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Okay I have to confess, I've not had everything offered here, but it's fair to say that they make a GREAT cheddar charburger. The Chicken sandwich is delicious. The grilled salami,??--mmmmmmmmmm!. The hot dogs are real good no matter how you have them, that's grilled or a water bath. Try the cheese fries, or take them all the way, with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I've been going to Poochie's over 35 years! It is still the very best Chicago has to offer for Chicago Style Hot Dogs & so much more. This list includes, fresh fries, cheddar burgers, polish sausages, Italian beef and sausage sandwiches and the list continues. The owner isn't Harvey for quite sometime now, and you couldn't ask for nicer people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Skokie, Illinois
Level Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Serving Chicago style hot dogs, very good fries (crispy if you want), good burgers, but the piece de'resistance (as far as I am concerned) is the grilled salami sandwich. OUTSTANDING !!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vernon Hills, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hot dogs are the best. Love the cheese fries, grilled salami, burgers & chicken sandwiches! Can't wait to try the other foods on the menu!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Poochie's also viewed

 

Been to Poochie's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: (847) 673-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Poochie's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?