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Poochie's

3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-0100
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Ranked #12 of 153 restaurants in Skokie
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
Good for: Dining on a budget
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Good for: Dining on a budget
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English first
Potomac, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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chicago
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217 reviews 217 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I live an hour's drive from this place- but that does not stop me from driving there to tackle a couple of their 5 star cheddar char dogs. If this was closer to home. i would weigh 300 pounds. Take whatever steps necessary to add this to a Chicago eating trip- or any trip

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Here's where you get it. Some distance from downtown, but the best you'll get. Slightly relocated and doubled in size, but still the best Chicago red hots. Tourists? Do NOT ask for ketchup!

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Midland, Michigan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

You won't find a better Chicago-style hot dog than the char dog at Poochie's. I've tried dogs all over the area and none could beat Poochie's. The French fries are also excellent. Hand-cut, twice-fried and made to order, they are truly outstanding. A Poochie's Chicago dog and fries is one of the best meals in the area. I drove 45... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This sandwich is outstanding. Crisp, garlicky, fatty. Perfectly balanced. Served on fresh French bread with sweet grilled onions. It is a bit expensive, but very worth it. The inside is bright and comfy. Has a lot of tv's though, if that bugs you.

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Delicious cheddar burger!! And those fries....I only wanted to eat a few off my son's order. I wound up getting another order and adding cheddar to the fries. Amazing!!! Look around at other patrons when you are there. Most are obese. I can see why! This food is totally unhealthy, but man, it's SO delicous!!!

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skokie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I don't see what makes this place special whatsoever. I love good french fries and there's were cold,old,and,dried-out. Hot dogs were nothing special either. Totally OVERATED and OVERPRICED!!!!!!!!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great dogs, polishes, and more. Don't miss the fresh-cut cheese fries made with Merkt's cheddar.

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south haven mi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

You know they always make the fries fresh, they never sit around NEVER. Out of all the many hotdog places in the area this has got to be the best.

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Evanston, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Love their Italian Beef - that's where I go when I have the craving for it.

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