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The Dog Joint

Lincoln Park
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350 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

We were looking around for a decent place to eat and came across cross the dog joint. We went in and the owner was a very nice guy and they were fast with their orders. I ordered a Chicago dog with fries and a drink and the dog was fantastic and the fries were nice and crispy. The food was... More 

Thank Pensfan51
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Get the authentic Chicago Hot Dog here at The Dog Joint. carry out only, no place to sit down. Great Fries and of course that Perfect Chicago Hot Dog with all the trimmings. Beef and Sausage also available and Burgers too. But get the Hot Dog...

Thank ilovetennis60614
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The food is awesome and the man and woman behind the counter are really nice. The beef sandwiches are so good! I like that the man takes time to make it the way you like. I was there on the weekend and they were really busy.

Thank Cindy W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Stopped by on a whim on our way to Lincoln Park Zoo. This is a very simple little hot-dog/burger place to make a quick stop and grab a bite. Basic, probably not the cleanest, most certainly not fancy by any means. Only two people working and there isn't much of an atmosphere to speak of. With that said, the food... More 

Thank I-love-budapest
Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is dirty, the guy behind the counter stuffed the food (no gloves) with his yellow finger nails into the bun. Never saw that before ... Imagine: relish dropped on the plate and he moved it with his fingers back on the hotdog. I did two bites to try it - dog was good (maybe his fingers flavored them tasty... More 

2 Thank Thomasito123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great fries, hot dogs winner and reasonable prices. Many ordered polish sausage, I didn't try it but I guess the locals love it. Friendly service with a smile. Have to try at least once if you're in the zoo area.

Thank Don J
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We were craving a Chicago-style hot dog and got a darn good juicy dog! It was charred and very juicy. It was also close to our hotel, so very convenient.

Thank Karen S
Chester, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We ate here before we went to the Lincoln Zoo. It is a tiny place with big hot dog taste. The food is cheap, but so good. The service is fast. Its just a fun place to eat.

Thank Becky H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Dog Joint on our way to the Lincoln Zoo..the food was absolutely tasty! The best part of the experience was the owner! He was wonderful and very pleasant. If you're in a hurry and need a quick bite to eat..The Dog Joint is where it is!! Thanks for the service!

Thank Julie M
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great Chicago dogs here. Fries were super tasty. The guys working the counter were so friendly. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Kmacaluso84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 am
11:00 am - 3:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4739
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park

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

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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