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Franks n' Dawgs

Lincoln Park
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1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4901
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Piketon, OH
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This was a little out of the way for us but it was definitely worth it! We both had the bacon mac n cheese dawg and it was delicious. We also had the cheese curds and waffle fries. The cheese curds were the best we've ever had!

Thank streaks09
Chicago, United States
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Love this place! This is not your typical Chicago hot dog joint, infact they don't serve hot dogs at all. These are handcrafted sausages on the most amazing buns you'll ever experience. This is one of my 'must stops' when in town.

Thank Aaron O
Silver Lake
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

First off the other reviews have to be bogus!! We went here with good hopes of finding a nice meal. First of all we were the first customers in here for the day on July 28, 2015. We came in and was not greeted at all even with the cooks standing right across the counter. When it came time for... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

These are not hotdogs, but are sausages! I got the bacon mac and cheese dog - I really didn't care for the sausage, but the bread, mac and cheese and my waffle fries were amazing! My sister got cheese curds- OUT OF THIS WORLD. I definitely recommend them.

Thank Kallie S
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Not sure you can call them all hot dogs but those sausages served up here are very well done. Lots of creative combinations! Friendly staff who didn't mind talking about anything and everything. I would definitely go back next time I'm in Chicago.

Thank Bacon K
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We heard about this place on food network and couldn't wait to try it. We were not disappointed. Everything we tried was absolutely fantastic! The truffle mac - n - cheese is amazing and the price (only $4.75) seems way to low. It was fun to meet a couple of the chefs and learn about the constantly changing menu. There... More 

Thank Laura E
Troy, Michigan
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Beware there are no Chicago dogs here, however, go because they have the most unique and delicious combinations of dogs on buns. They don't have a "cook" they have a chef! Also, the onion rings and french fries are definitely worth trying.

Thank K G
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Best dawgs ever!?! I think so. Love that they're NOT Chicago dogs but gourmet artisan sausages. If you love hot dogs like me you must try these!

Thank McNairDad
Stevens Point
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I was hoping that this place would be the true successor to Hot Doug's (may they rest in sausage heaven), and while this place is good, I'm not sure it quite claims the title. Gourmet hot dog made from interesting ingredients? Check. Inventive toppings outside of the normal fare? Check. Chicago dogs? No check. In order to be crowned the... More 

Thank Mister_samsa
Mishawaka, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Been here twice and have never been disappointed. The hot dogs are not your average hot dogs. The fries saturated in duck oil are the best things ever. They are quick at making your order and offer some seating if your eating in, which we always do. The staff is friendly and the prices are moderately expensive. This place is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1863 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-4901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 312-281-5187
Gourmet dog stand in Lincoln Park set to rival the Chicago institution, Hot Doug's.

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  • 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.