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Poochie's

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American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
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3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-0100
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Today
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 16
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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 hot dogs!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
palmtrees13
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Skokie, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Skokie, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

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

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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Skokie, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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Hollywood, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 

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Skokie, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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 !!

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 via mobile

Try Poochies for a true Chicago experience: a Vienna hot dog. Very tasty on a steamed poppyseed bun. The fries are wonderful. True Chicagoans over 10 years old never put ketchup on their hot dogs.

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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Obviously the food at Poochies isn't something one should eat on a regular basis if they wish to live a healthy life to old age, but moderation is the key. I highly urge you to try the grilled salami sandwich w/sauteed onions & bbq sauce. fantastic.

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northeastern IL/ southeastern WI
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Consistently outstanding burgers, hot dogs, Polish, as well as their more unique offerings: grilled kosher salami, brisket, etc. Quick, responsive service, with all the trimmings, including very fresh grilled onions and more.

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Skokie, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I like the Chicago style dog, and the Chiliedog! The wait is never long and the hotdogs are good quality. The chocolate shakes are also great, and the fries are awesome. I'd come here again and again!

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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 0 - 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?