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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a road side stop, this hamburger joint caught my attention awhile back when it was featured on Guy Fieri's show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. The first time I went which was a few years ago, I had to stand in line for 20 minutes before ordering. But, it was worth it and I really enjoyed the burger. I went... More 

Thank bbfan44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you drive up and see a line don't worry, it's just a typical day at Paradise Pup. I will gladly stand in the freezing cold or blazing hot sun for a bite of that cheddar burger. It's that amazing. The size is perfect, the Merkts cheddar hits all the right buttons and the burger itself is always juicy and... More 

Thank Geoff G
Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hamburger is big and juicy, very addictive and will make you look forward to the day you come back for another one!

Thank arkis2000
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yes the hot dogs are great and the cheeseburgers with that Merkts spread YUM! Those are enough to keep those long lines of patrons hungrily waiting, but there's more. They make a delicious grilled chicken sandwich and many other goodies that make you say "What diet?" You've gotta try this place!

Thank Terry B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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101 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Should have been more adventurous, but only had a Cheddar Pup and order a fries. Service was fast and friendly. No line. Shared a table outside. The hamburgers around me looked very good. The fries with everything looked amaZing.

Thank Kathy L
Ocala, Florida
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple menu... nothing fancy... just good burgers and dogs, everything from plain to fully dressed and choice of cheeses. One of the best burgers I have ever had (bacon and cheddar). Cooked to perfection. Onion rings are fresh and perfectly crispy. Get there early or you will be waiting in line... but it is definitely worth the wait.

Thank QuestForFun
Des Plaines, Illinois
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great place for fast food menu items. If you don't like this drive in then, there isn't a place around for you. Come and enjoy this small place and you may have to wait.

Thank dicksayad
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

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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, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?