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Gene & Jude's

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2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
+1 708-452-7634
10:30 am - 1:00 am
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Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Huntington Park, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, except there is no where to sit. Overall an awesome experience. A must to go to before leaving Chicago.

Thank cheesey323
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best hot.dog.place.around with the best greasy fries ...don't ask for ketchup ...lines are.long.but they go fast and opened till.late on weekends

Thank karen k
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Hot Dog Joint only serves hot dogs, tamales, fries and soda but I never miss going there when we land in Chicago. The taste of the mustard, the onions, nice crunchy hot dog and the best fries surrounding the entire bun for under 4 bucks is like an addiction each time we visit Chicago. We also stop there on... More 

Thank chgohotdog
Ofallon, mo
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a trip to Chicago for Chicago hot dogs. They were delicious and came with excellent French fries. We did not order them but the tamales looked great as well!

Thank Kjgage
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! The BEST hotdog I have had in Chicago in the 30 years! Make sure you have cash and willing to stand at a bar if you eat there.

Thank Laura V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 17, 2017

No frills. EXCELLENT!!!!! Vienna hot dogs with fresh cut Fries. I think they are the world's best. You can get a dog with fries for only $2.93. 3/17.

Thank Dorothy S
Coral Springs, Florida
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

It´s a different chicago style hot dog. Very good but different. You must eat standing no tables in the place.

Thank mochilerosenpareja
Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

It's all about the $3 hot dog, with fries included. The lines are incredible long, but move along real well. The staff is great at making your dog the way you want it, though within their rules. But staff is a Big Plus. The dogs are steamed, as are the buns. The dogs "snap" and to a hot dog fan,... More 

Thank Joe R
Norridge, Illinois
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

Been going here for over 40 years. This is hands down the best dog in Chicagoland. Menu is simple, Hot Dogs (no ketchup), fries, tamales and pop. They follow the KISS method, Keep It Simple Stupid, minimalist menu prepared to perfection. Ten thumbs up for this dog. Only negative, long lines because it is just so darn popular.

Thank Michelangelo S
Downers Grove
1 review
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here since the 60's. It seems recently they changed a few things. Poppy seed buns are gone and I know Vienna dogs, they didn't look or taste like them at all.

Thank Dino S

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, 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: +1 708-452-7634

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