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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
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Hot Doug's is one not to be forgotten. It's a small spot so prepare to stand in line while you wait for your food and a table. I've been here a few times... waited about 15 mins the first time and an hour and a...More

1  Thank flowergirl3785
Reviewed July 28, 2011

This is not your parents hot dog stand! Do be prepared to wait in line and resolve yourself you are waiting in line for a hot dog and sausage like you have never had before. Went on a Saturday and waited over 90 minutes to...More

1  Thank Karkman
Reviewed July 22, 2011

I was lucky because I waited just like ten minutes on the line, and once I got to the cashier (who looks pretty much like the owner or general manager) I was greeted by this very enthusiastic and cool guy that took my order. I...More

Thank Luisjds
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Well so much for my "I'll never give fast food a five star rating" stance. This place is awesome. Alright you wait in line for 40 minutes, but that in itself tells you all you need to know. Along with fellow TA readers there are...More

Thank OldhamSheridan
Reviewed June 29, 2011

I've been wanting to try out Hot Doug's for a while now. I went on a Tuesday around 2pm. The line was out the door and the wait was around 30 minutes. I ordered the Foie Gras, BLT and Regular Fries. Foie Gras was what...More

1  Thank Blackhawks2010
Reviewed June 18, 2011

The line I waited in was over 45 minutes long the last time I was here, but it is worth it. I like the more classic dog preparations here (the foie dog was a bit of a let down the 1st time I was here,...More

Thank TrooFoodie
Reviewed June 18, 2011

My son and I came to Chicago and heard the rave reviews and made our way to Doug's. We waited about 1/2 hour to get in, but the hot dogs were fantastic. Not so crazy about the cheese on the fries, but we couldn't help...More

Thank Adventursaurus
Reviewed June 14, 2011

If I go anywhere for a dog, I would choose Hot Dougs, but the French I went with made an interesting observance with some shared vocabulary, blaspheme! The hot dogs are great across the board, but a goose goes through quite a lot to have...More

Thank jonuday
Reviewed June 13, 2011

Long lines but worth it. The fries are fantastic (fresh cut). On weekends, you can get them fried in duck fat. The regular hot dogs are great, but it is the creative specials you really want. Doug himself takes your order--and he is funny and...More

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed June 2, 2011

Great hot dogs.. The duck fat fries were a bit of a let down. They were ok.. but not as spectactular as I expected. However the Line.. OMG the line. 2.5 hours on a friday early afternoon. I think they have it setup where they...More

Thank raevyn007
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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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