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Poochie's

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American, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
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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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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hot Dogs etc.

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 !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Allan R
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Skokie, Illinois
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We ate here for lunch. The original cut fries are excellent, Burgers were nicely done and toppings were served individually with personal touch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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660 reviews 660 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
433 helpful votes 433 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

According to co-authors Jane and Michael Stern of "Roadfood," the coast-to-coast guide to 900 of the best hot dog, hamburger, barbecue and lobster joints and ice cream parlors in the United States, Poochie's in north suburban Skokie produces the best red hots of them all. Nothing fancy, just all-beef Vienna franks boiled to perfect plumpness and served in tender, seeded... More 

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Skokie, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is no better dog than Poochies! Wonderful steamed buns, great condiments, and fries. One place where going by yourself for a meal is not intimidating - there are several large screen TV's on the walls to watch as you eat. Hamburgers are also top notch. Cheese freak? You can get melted Merkts Cheddar on your dog, hamburger or fries.... More 

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Potomac, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Whenever I fly into Chicago I want Chicago pizza and a Chicago dog. Poochie's is the place I go for the dog. Service is friendly and fast and the hot dog is always just what I expect. Fries are great and the newspaper articles and photos of great Chicago sports moments make the whole experience more fun. Great place!

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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, Fast Food, Hot Dogs

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?