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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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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Palatine, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Little place with a great taste, Outstanding Italian Beef, Burgers with Murk's Cheddar and loaded fries. There will be a line, it is worth it and will move fast.

Thank PHoyle1966
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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

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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, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 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?