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Hot Doug's Inc. - CLOSED

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
+1 773-279-9550
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
May 26, 2016
“Best dog I've ever had”
Dec 4, 2014
“a little overrated”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
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1 - 10 of 402 reviews

Reviewed May 26, 2016

Hot Dougs served the best hot dogs ever! Truffle mayo, many different styles, including Chicago Style and the best french fries I ever had, duck fat fries :D Doug offered us a free meal there because it was our honeymoon. Thanks Doug!!!

Thank DKaiute
Reviewed December 4, 2014

Food was acceptable but not worth the hour wait. Doug was there so that was kind of cool, but I wouldn't go back.

2  Thank Margaret L
Reviewed November 10, 2014

Hot Doug's was the best for hot dogs and fries (fried in duck fat - doesn't get any better), but has unfortunately closed. Seriously going to miss this place.

4  Thank listar136
Reviewed October 4, 2014

Gone today after 20 years. We'll miss you. This review has to be 100 characters but I have nothing else to say.

7  Thank CTCurt
Reviewed September 23, 2014

The place was recommended by one of the tour guides for authentic chicago hotdogs. The hotdog was good as well as the celery salt and other dressings ( 3 whole chilis was too hot for me though) but was not that WOW as I was...More

Thank Marvin M
Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is truely a great place to visit. There is always a line, but that if you know that, it's all part of the experience. The line did move quicker than we thought as it took us less than 2 hours to get to the...More

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to Hot Doug's knowing this would be our farewell visit due to the imminent closing of this Chicago iconic stop. So what if we got in line at 2:20 (thinking we would miss the lunch crowd) and barely got in the door by...More

1  Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Reviewed August 30, 2014

No trip to Chicago is complete without going to this place. No wonder Men's Magazine listed it as one of the essential restaurants you have to eat at before you die! The downside is that the cat is out of the bag and there is...More

1  Thank Safarwith3kids
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went on a Saturday and ordered the duck fat fries, polish dog, corn dog, mini-bagel dogs with tater tots, fire dog, and the Bo Derek (mighty, mighty, mighty hot). Duck fat fries didn't taste any different from regular fries. All the dogs except the Bo...More

1  Thank manapua
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Great place for hot dog lovers, but the line was extremely long and slow moving. Doug is a friendly guy whose personality made the experience enjoyable. The dining area is small but enough space to service the moving line. We didn't have to wait for...More

2  Thank TravelLover8098
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-279-9550
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