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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
+1 847-699-8590
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you haven't try them yet, you are missing a lot! Great burgers, 3 layer fries, and delicious milk shakes.😊

Thank Katarzyna K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In summation, Paradise Pup is a hole-in-the-wall, greasy spoon type of hamburger/hot dog stand that has been praised by television celebrity Guy Fieri and the Chicago Tribune and others and is proof that if you cook good grub, folks will stand in line to eat it. Located at 1724 South River Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, near O'Hare Airport's air... More 

Thank Taylor B
Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Everything I have eaten here is excellent, cooked fresh to order. Super BBQ cheese burgers, jumbo dogs, Italian beef, char chicken sandwich and more. The loaded fries are phenomenal (a zillion calories, but so delicious my brain stops counting). They make fresh milk shakes. At meal times on a nice day, the line can look crazy, but it's all worth... More 

Thank Robert W
Des Plaines, Illinois
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Paradise Pup was featured on one of the earliest seasons of Diners, Drive-through, and Dives (or whatever the real title is). You know, the show hosted by Gus Fieri. The recipe for their burger is also included in the 1st cookbook of the same name Paradise Pup closes at 5pm so get there in time. You'll be rewarded with juicy... More 

Thank Kelley C
Gunter, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Thought I had found a jewel only to walk in and find out I was the last person to hear about the Pup. Guy and every other foodies has been here. Cheeseburger, fries and a Coke.

Thank CarnivoreGunter_TX
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Ok, waited 10 mins just to get in 10-15 for the food. But hell it was good 1 mile from my home, how lucky am I.

Thank darren b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

You can tell it's fresh food. Hamburgs are similiar taste to Burger King, I think it's called, CharBroiled. However, way thicker, tastier, just all together delish! I usually don't eat fries nor cheese. My husband insisted I try his, so I did. Whoa, that hot (not spicy) and tangy Wisconsin cheese on the fries was great. OMG, if you're ever... More 

Thank Evagarden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The Cheddar Burger is definitely in my Top 5 burgers ever. The patty was undeniably juicy, and the Merkt's cheddar? Well, it just doesn't get any better than that. I even ordered my burger plain, no other toppings than the cheese, and it was outstanding! As for those three layer fries with sour cream, bacon, and cheese, I was feeling... More 

Thank jsmith321
Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Everything they say is true. Long lines, little parking, cash only, great char dogs, great Merkt's cheese fries, friendly staff, Coke products, and the Merkt's fries. Great stuff!

Thank GFKelly
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

There is always a line of people waiting for this place to open, but it is so worth it! I don't think that there is anything on the menu that isn't excellent! My favorites are the cheeseburger and loaded fries! I just wish they were open longer hours! It's mostly a grab and run type of place and parking is... More 

Thank Nancy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-699-8590

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