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Gene & Jude's

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2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have a friend that drives five hours to go to Gene & Jude's a couple of times a year. It MUST be good, right? I expected something amazing and overpriced. I should add that I don't love hot dogs, I try to avoid them. I was impressed with Gene & Jude's, it was a great hot dog and the... More 

Thank jgjg730
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chicago style hot dogs with fresh cut fries ~ simple and good! Been here many times, however, this last time they added too much mustard.....

Thank paulah60137
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284 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a mission to find the ultimate Chicago Hot Dog. Spoke to a lot of people from Chicago and got a resounding Gene&Judes. Without a doubt it is unique, tasty, cheap and certainly iconic. Single dog, double dog, tamales and fries. What else do you need. Got a single dog, tamale and Diet Coke. It was all outstanding. A... More 

Thank GaDawg44
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my parents have been going here for YEARS! There is always a line (but it goes fast), limited parking (but turns over fast) and no seating just a standing counter but because of the line they people in line are standing up against you. They do not offer ketchup (it is a SIN to put ketchup on a... More 

Thank Kym D
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was on the bucket list of places to eat. So being in River Grove and lunch time, I had to check it out. I got in the snake line to find out the menu is hot dogs and tamales with soft drinks and fries, that's it! I was wondering why you could buy 2 hot dogs on 1 bun... More 

Thank nancy K
Crete, Illinois, United States
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115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

While heading to Loyola Hospital for a hospital visit following work, having had only soup for lunch, and knowing it would be a long night, I stumbled across Gene and Jude's. I ordered, what they called, a single: a hotdog w/mustard, relish, onion, and sport peppers; which came with fries. Simple, fast, and delicious. The fries were delicious and in... More 

Thank Clinton W
Florida, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

In my family, anytime someone flies into O'hare, we stop at Gene & Jude's on the way home. A most excellent Chicago dog, far better than any served east of here..

Thank Daniel S
Staten Island, New York
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We decided we wanted a Chicago dog,this stand came highly recommended. It's a take out place,no where to sit. The cab driver drive us there,we ordered and then went back to the hotel. Dogs had everything including french fries on them. Mustard is OK but never catsup..LOL,, Dogs were tasty!!!

Thank wopatwoman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

All they sell are hot dogs and drinks. The hotdogs have e choice of one or two, relish , peppers, and mustard. All covered with delish fries. No seating, no fuss, deliciously satisfying.

Thank Smartypants16
North Bend, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We'd read reviews that this was the place to go for Chicago dogs. It did not disappoint. Cash only. But Cheap and oh so good! I had read don't ask for ketchup, so I didn't. Went Chicago style, didn't change a thing and it was fantastic.

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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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: 708-452-7634

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