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Jody's Hot Dogs

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326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We come from Lincoln Ne. and this is always our first stop even over White Castle which is one of my favorites. My husbands uncle owned the original Bozas hot dog stand in Lockport. The Boz hot dog are a copycat of this original place. Anyway JODY'S has it down to a science. The tamales and fries are also excellent.... More 

1 Thank PJB623
Arnold, Missouri
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Since living in Joliet, I have been to Jody's several times, both alone and with my family when they visit. It was one of the first places I ever ate at when moving here and I've been coming ever since! Their Italian Beef is some of the best in Joliet and their homemade fries are good, too. My dad says... More 

2 Thank Zach A
Joliet, IL USA
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We've been going to Jody's for hot dogs for quite some some, and we think they're pretty good. Much better than that "other" place over on Jefferson Street. So when someone suggested that Jody's had a fried cod dinner on Friday night during Lent that rivaled the best places in town we decided to try it. They couldn't have been... More 

Thank VijogeJoliet_ILUSA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Love eating at Jody's when we're in the area. My youngest loves the cheese dogs. We also love the burgers, gyros & hand cut fries!!! Friendly staff as well!

1 Thank Ebeth354
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at two of their establishments and both were fantastic! The hot dog stand has a great selection of treats to choose from. Dogs, Burgers, Beefers and Gyros are all expertly created by a staff that genuinely cares about your meal. GET THE LOADED FRIES! The recently opened restaurant prepares most of the stand-byes, but adds several gourmet... More 

2 Thank Jolietjim
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Visit this establishment 3 times a month. Specifically for the Chicago style dog and what I consider the best fries in town. Other menu items as burgers,gyros are also good but I come back ultimately for the dog and fries.

2 Thank Paul S
Joliet, Illinois
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I've been here many times over the years and the hot dogs and fries are great. The dogs are very fresh and the fries can't be beat. Staff is very friendly

4 Thank nursemom2700
Joliet, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

nothing special what you would expect from a hot dog joint Good place to stop for a quick bit to eat

Thank tye n
Channahon, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

fast and delicious food, friendly staff, clean, prices are reasonable, looks like a 50's diner...what's not to love??

2 Thank penit114
fort dodge
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Very good beef combo. Chewy bread, tender meat and nice sweet sausage. Staff was friendly and prices were good. Could have been a little cleaner inside and at the tables.

Thank john l

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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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: 815-729-0251

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