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Poochie's

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American, 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
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Fagettaboutit

This is the best place to go! The atmosphere is fantastic. You can't be shy in the ordering or seating in this establishment. I had the polish loaded and it was awesome. Fries are probably meant to be shared they are huge orders. The kids had hamburgers and chili dogs.(plates were cleared off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chet905
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to go! The atmosphere is fantastic. You can't be shy in the ordering or seating in this establishment. I had the polish loaded and it was awesome. Fries are probably meant to be shared they are huge orders. The kids had hamburgers and chili dogs.(plates were cleared off) Ready for another trip here soon

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Thank Chet905
Skokie, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I ordered their grilled BBQ chicken sandwich. Cooked just right and delicious. I had well done french fries - a must

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Thank 8AJ8888
Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

They moved from East Dempster to a few blocks further East on Dempster. Be sure not to pass it up -- the signage is not super clear. However Poochies serves the best cheese fries, burgers, hot dogs around. I'm pretty sure they use Merkt's cheddar cheese for their fries but I'm not sure --- I am positive they are addictive... More 

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2 Thank HappyTrailsChicago
Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Steve T
Chicago, Illinois
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193 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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.

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Thank Don C
Geyserville, California
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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..

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Thank theWineMaven
Skokie, Illinois
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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.

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Thank Harvey F
Skokie, Illinois
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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!

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1 Thank palmtrees13
Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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Thank DeenaJeremy
Skokie, Illinois
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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 

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, 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?