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3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076-2342
(847) 673-0100
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I have never had a better burger. This is, of course, a matter of opinion, but that's mine. I grew up in the neighborhood, my parents took me to Poochies and I've never stopped coming. The service is fast, the place is clean and the food is delicious.

Thank Lesli Z
Thousand Oaks, California
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It is more than just a hot dog restaurant. They also serve hamburgers, veggie burgers, etc. Hot dogs come with many toppings. Good Vienna brand hot dogs. This is a classic Chicago hot dog place. Cute Chicago sports memorabilia.. Our granddaughter loved the milk shake with their hot dog. Do not put ketchup on your hot dog. If you do... More 

Thank slr_7
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

My dad grew up in Skokie but moved away as a teenager. This past month the whole family was returning to Skokie for a family reunion, so he got on a social networking group for Skokie residents and asked "Where can I find the best Chicago style hot dogs in Skokie?" The answer from the group was unequivocally "Poochie's", so... More 

Thank BWEsq
Chicago, Illinois
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1,791 reviews
1,390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Located in a mini strip mall with enough parking, Poochie's is a smaller restaurant that seats about 35 - 40. It does not have a huge menu. We tried a bacon cheddar dog and a cheddar burger with onion rings. The hot dog was good and the rings were huge. The burger was a little over char-grilled for my taste,... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Poochie's is one of our family's favorite places for great sandwiches. (We actually travel 10 miles to get there from home - and it is well worth the trip!) Grilled salami, Cheddar Burger and Grilled BBQ Chicken sandwich are our faves. Every sandwich is made to order any way you like it with all the fixins' you could want. There... More 

Thank Ferns444
Saint Louis, Missouri
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163 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

I don't live in Chicago but I usually find an excuse to drive to the North Suburbs just to get a cheddar burger and fries. Service is slow but that's because they cook it so well. Not a fancy place; so eat your food and move on. So good!!!!

Thank Michael K
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to go! The atmosphere is fantastic. You can't be shy in the ordering or seating in this establishment. I had the polish loaded and it was awesome. Fries are probably meant to be shared they are huge orders. The kids had hamburgers and chili dogs.(plates were cleared off) Ready for another trip here soon

Thank Chet905
Skokie, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I ordered their grilled BBQ chicken sandwich. Cooked just right and delicious. I had well done french fries - a must

Thank 8AJ8888
Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

They moved from East Dempster to a few blocks further East on Dempster. Be sure not to pass it up -- the signage is not super clear. However Poochies serves the best cheese fries, burgers, hot dogs around. I'm pretty sure they use Merkt's cheddar cheese for their fries but I'm not sure --- I am positive they are addictive... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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95 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Had a couple of Char Dogs and a Char Dog with bacon and cheddar. All of the dogs came loaded with so much fresh toppings I thought they made a mistake and gave me a vegetarian dog instead. Loads of relish, onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc. Ty even too it with a lite sprinkle of salt.....I think. This is definitely one... More 

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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
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076-2342
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: (847) 673-0100

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