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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
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 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food is fresh, cooked to order, burgers so great. Staff friendly and can be funny when not crazy busy. Too bad building is so small, but not a big deterrent.

Thank sharonaV749MX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food,good service,the best burgers place in city,recomend to all burgers lowers.Food is always fresh,tasty.They have amazing fryes!

Thank Raimonas
Arlington Heights, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fast food here, best burgers ever! always a line, but well worth the wait. I am lucky to live in Des Plaines so I go often. My children live in California and that is their first choice for Chicago food.

Thank treseacastillo
Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food cooked to order. Cash only and the hours are limited. Usually lines out the door. Worth the trip.

Thank jacml2016
Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has allot to choose from, but there hot dogs are great, and loaded with everything, remember get celery salt on your dog. Everything else is just like any other fast food place, just ok...

Thank jimhH5565VN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite burgers ever! Our whole family loved it! The charbroil gave the burger a yummy smokey taste and the cheddar was extra sharp! My daughter had the cheesy polish sausage and loved that too. The fries covered in cheddar was awesome! The cheddar was different from any cheddar I have ever had. The shakes were... More 

Thank TexasFamiy1
Sandy, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch between meetings today and had the Italian Beef sandwich featured on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives. The sandwich was pretty good. Lots of flavor. I only got regular fries, which was a mistake. I saw someone eating the cheese fries and hats what I should have gotten. I will have to try this again next time I'm... More 

Thank agallup75
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had many burgers in my life and from many parts of the world. The Cheddar Burger here at Paradise Pup is by far the best burger in this universe! Perfectly seasoned, served medium rare, oozing with melted cheddar cheese and grilled onions. The banana milkshake is to die for. I highly recommend this little place!!!

Thank Tom L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The good news: This place ROCKS! The three layer fries, the hot dogs, the terriyaki chicken sanwich...OMG sooooo good. The bad news: only take cash, long lines, bad parking, limited hours I love this place but dont get to go often because the lunch rush is beyond out of control in the summer especially.

Thank VIwannabe
Algonquin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Had a great meal here before jumping on a train to Chicago. First time there and the staff was extremely polite and helpful. I liked the pace they were going at, and it was neat to see the food being made. The burger was great, but those onion rings were truly the best I think I have ever had. It... More 

Thank CrimsonNorseman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: 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?