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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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Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we've been there one during summer time. Food was very good, a lot of people standing in line oytside iof restaurant. their cheeseburgers are like hommie food :)

Thank Alamakota85
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic food and fairly reasonable prices. The Works fries with cheese, sour cream and bacon is absolutely amazing. The owners are friendly and charming, making the experience even better. The building is very small which works to their advantage because it creates the image they are always busy. There is usually a line before they open at 11am, so get... More 

Thank Dan A
Chicago, Illinois
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388 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The perfect excuse to ride. An amazing 1/3 lb cheeseburger! Grilled perfectly. Fresh bun. Get it with everything. Now get out and ride to PP!

Thank SamAdamsGhost
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 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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2,446 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,554 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?