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Max's Take Out

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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HOT DOGS AND POLISH‏
2.62
Hot Dog
3.25
Cheese Dog
3.25
Chili Dog
3.34
Jumbo Dog
3.61
Polish Sausage
BEEF AND SAUSAGE
5.64
Hot peppers
Sweet peppers
Italian Beef
Includes hot or sweet peppers.
4.50
Hot peppers
Sweet peppers
Italian Sausage
Includes hot or sweet peppers.
6.64
Hot peppers
Sweet peppers
Combination Beef and Sausage
Includes hot or sweet peppers.
4.50
Hot peppers
Sweet peppers
Italian Meatball
Includes hot or sweet peppers.
BURGERS‏
3.94
Double Burger
4.50
Double Cheeseburger
5.51
Gyro Cheeseburger
CHICKEN SANDWICHES
4.97
Char-Grilled Chicken Sandwich
4.75
Chicken Kebab on a Pita
5.69
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Marinara sauce and parmesan cheese.
5.47
Spicy Chicken Sandwich
GYROS‏
5.64
Gyro
6.23
Spicy Gyro
5.51
Gyro Cheeseburger
VEGETARIAN
4.29
Veggie Burger
4.17
Spaghetti and Sauce
Served with garlic bread.
PASTA‏
Choice of pasta: Spaghetti or Mostaccioli.
4.17
Pasta with Sauce
5.73
Pasta and Meatball
Served with garlic bread.
5.73
Pasta and Chili
Served with garlic bread.
5.73
Pasta and Sausage
Served with garlic bread.
5.73
Pasta with Chicken
Served with garlic bread.
SIDE ORDERS
1.90
French Fries
2.75
Cheese Fries
3.60
Chili Cheese Fries
2.70
Pizza Puff
1.53
Tamale
3.99
Chili Tamale
Cup 2.75
Bowl 3.75
Chili
0.71
Chips
BEVERAGES‏
1.50
Can of Soda
Small 1.35
Large 1.67
Extra large 1.90
Crystal Light Lemonade
2.00
Juice
1.50
Bottled Water
2.00
Snapple
Iced tea with lemon
2.00
Bottled Soda
About
Established in 1962, the oldest hot dog stand in The Loop. Max's Take Out is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists! Serving Chicago style Hot Dogs and Italian Beefs, and other popular menu items such as cheeseburgers, gyros, and other All-American style fast food. *Limited Halal Menu*
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Fast Food
FEATURES
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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Reviewed May 2, 2019

My wife and I are taking a 5 day tourist visit to Chicago. After arriving and checking in at our hotel we decided we needed to start our visit with a Chicago hot dog. One of the many Portillo’s locations was a short walk so...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank John A
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

When visiting the City, everyone talks about the Chicago hot dog. Max’s serves up the ideal Chicago Vienna Beef dog with all the traditional fixings. We had the dog, fries and soda for $6.99. Hole in the wall places like this are the mainstay of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kdpbball
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

You will never eat a better hotdog in your life! Just when I thought they could not serve anything more delicious, I tried their Italian beef sandwich. Absolutely delicious! There is no need to go to any other hotdog joint in the city.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Lawdrum
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

When in Chicago, eat like a Chicagoan. This place was recommended to us by a local, who said Portillo’s gets all the hype, but this place serves up a better dog. She wasn’t wrong. Good quality dog and the fixins with a side of fries...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Thedevelopingimage
Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

Excellent place for quick tasty food. The hamburgers were delicious (Jerk burger and veggie burger) and the hot dogs (Chicago style) got a big thumbs up from the kiddos! Will definitely go back! Convenient location.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank clintw920
Reviewed February 20, 2019

The exceptionally friendly staff have all been there for a long time. They know their products and serve them quickly and accurately - nothing like this "hole-in the-wall" place exists in the Loop. It is a cultural treasure!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rolf A
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

We dropped by on Saturday afternoon for lunch. This place is not fancy or big (there is just a row of stools to sit at)We each got an authentic Chicago dog. It was perfect and fresh. My wife had fries which were good and I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 427guyh
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

I saw the reviews and wanted to check it out for myself. It's a small establishment with a few seats on the side. The staff are welcoming and polite. They sell hot dogs, tamales, pizza puffs, fries, etc. I ordered the classic Chicago hotdog (no...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 640tiffanyi
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Friendly service and great hot dogs. Very convenient to the Palmer house. We brought our food back to the hotel for a quick bite before going back out in the snow.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

saw all the stars online and thought would try . small place where you can eat at counter or take out . Clean place . Very nice guy at counter and they don’t make your food until you order so very fresh . We got...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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