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#51 of 7,551 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Near North Side
As featured in Best Food in Chicago
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100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3710
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Albany, New York
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must visit for anyone that is looking for a great Chicago hot dog, a great burger and salads were really good too! We had a family group of 15 there this past Sunday and all were happy with their food. Liked how everyone could go an order their own food and bring it back to the table.

Thank CelSue89
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had the hot dog with all the toppings and my husband had the chilli hotdog. Both where very good. We will for sure come back and try something else next time. Great experience here in Chicago.

Thank shannonsalon
Newmarket, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The line up looks long, but it moved so fast...and it was totally worth it. If you like hot dogs then this is the place to be in Chicago for an original Chicago dog. And remember, there is never a time when ketchup belongs on a hot dog.

Thank GiGi77
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is a riot - first of all it's PACKED. The location we went to (I think Orlando street?) was huge. The line was long, it moved pretty quick and it just shocked me that there were so many people there to (mostly) eat hotdogs. My husband had a brat (short term menu item) which tasted good. He and... More 

Thank knotes
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to stop for an authentic Chicago hot dog, and you should too! The dogs are amazing and everything I anticipated.

Thank butlerandcrow
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to eat lunch. Would go there again. Loved the Chicago Dog. Quite a Chicago tradition. Thanks

Thank pamelabirkenholz
Atlantic Beach
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on recommendation of a friend for hot dogs. Ambiance is good, toppings (Chicago style) are very fresh. The sausage part of the hot dog was rather bland. I am German and may have different expectations of what a sausage should taste like, so you might like it. But there are many other dishes to choose from. I would go... More 

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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124 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick service, you are not hear to relax but to eat the venerable Chicago Dog and it does not get better than this place.

Thank Marc T
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115 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So glad this we followed a friends recommendation and stopped here. Not only did we eat here for lunch, we came back the next night for dinner. My hubby said the hot dog was one of the best, if not THE best. Their Italian beef was my favorite, get it with mozzarella and wet!! Even our picky son gobbled up... More 

Thank beachluvr13
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great sandwiches or pasta or salads. There's a line for each. You place your order and they will call your name when your order is ready. The downtown location has antiques and lots of history all around. Here there are two stories of tables. It's a great meeting place but noisy. Makes for fun parties and celebrations. There is a... More 

Thank Karen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Fast Food, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654-3710
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 13125878910
Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian beef, burgers, salads, and chocolate cake.

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