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Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots


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#1,723 of 8,189 Restaurants in Chicago


Fast Food, American

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Red Hot
Cheese Dog
Chili Dog
Super Dog
Double Dog
Double Cheese Dog
Cheese Polish
Chili Polish
Super Polish
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Great place off the beaten path. Fantastic Chicago style hot dogs. Place has been there for years. No atmosphere on a busy street. The true Chicago dog.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank volunteerohio
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

So I had a regular hotdog and 2 chili dogs with everything. I have had hotdogs all over the nation, so excuse me for saying I had a “regular hotdog” this was the furthest thing from regular. I enjoyed an exceptional hotdog and two awesome...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

If you like delicious and cheap South-Side Chicago dogs, this is your spot. They also have the iconic Mother-in-Law, which is a tamale on a bun and dressed up how you like it, and a variety of other great bun-related goodies. All delicious, all affordable,...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank distantfire
Reviewed February 23, 2017

We had been going here since 1979 and really enjoyed the food but something happened after the mother died and the place has gone down hill ever since. The food taste the same but the place isn't very clean and the aprons are nasty looking....More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

There are thousands of hot dog joints in the Chicago area, as plentiful as pizza and steak and barbecue. Ask 10 people to make a list of the top 10 hot dog joints in the city and suburbs and you might get 10 different answers....More

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed September 1, 2015

Looks like a dive you wouldn't take a second look at. Hours are short, closing at 5pm. That being said, the hot dogs are out of this world. Nothing else even comes close!!!! Quick service. You gotta taste for yourself. What's the worse case scenario,...More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Broken down trailer, no french fries, no sport pepper in the hot dog. No fries. Unsavory people working there as well. Cant believe they rate this place ao good. Never again

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank aldoggy
Reviewed October 31, 2014

Havent been down ths way in a long time, but since Im in the area I had to stop for my usual ( tamale boat and a polish ) Great as usual have eaten at a few yard parties that they catered but nothing beats...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank ibwhte
Reviewed August 25, 2014

My daughter had heard about this location on one of the foodie television shows and it was one of the first things she wanted to do after her graduation ceremony from Naval Boot Camp. Talk about a hole in the wall place - don't blink...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank Dan M
Reviewed August 1, 2014

Chicago has thousands of hot dog joints. More if you count all the ones in the burbs. Everybody thinks the joint they go to is the best because that's the one they've been eating at since they were old enough to eat solid food. There...More

Date of visit: October 2013
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