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“Very Good Dogs”
Review of Gene & Jude's

Gene & Jude's
Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in River Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed March 18, 2014

They could be better but I've been coming here for 35 years because I used to live near by. I never knew there was a big hype about this place then, but I guess it's well-deserved. It's a simple place with no seats but a small counter for about 15 eaters. I like it like that-move 'em in, move 'em out. Simple menu, too. You go to this place for one thing-the hot dog. The fries are always piping hot because they move the line through so fast! It's the only place I seen with about 15 workers behind the counter, all dogslingers except the money man. Huge parking lot. Very reasonable priced compared to all the other so-called great hot dog joints. $2.50 for dog&fries. I'll continue to go back.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

Lived in many states and countries. Nothing compares to home sweet home Chicago Gene and Jude's !!! The best..ever!!!!

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

I've been here dozens of times and it never disappoints. No matter how drunk you are, it always tastes good. (it's good sober too, I promise) But it's very convenient because it's open very late. Let's put it this way... I'm a vegetarian and I have cheated with G&J many times...

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

It's hard to admit, but we have come here for over 50 years.....fond memories of making midnight runs from the firehouse. It is just as good today as it ever was. We traveled 650 miles for the pleasure. Your choices are hot dogs, double dogs, or steamed tamales. French fries are made from the real thing - never frozen. Don't think of asking for ketchup - hot dogs are not supposed to have such a thing! Toppings are mustard, onions, relish, or sport peppers. Plain and simple - the best there is.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

They don't even bother having cooking shows come and do programs from here anymore. They are #1, case closed. It is a true hot dog with no frills. They have hot dogs or you can get a double dog. They have tamales and fries. That's it. Ketchup ? you dont put ketchup on a real hot dog so they dont even offer it. Its a great spot for lunch or a late night snack. This place always has a line for a reason and has one every single hot dog competition offered. I laugh at the terrible reviews. You cant win everything and be terrible. This place is #1

Its a drive in. You can park and eat in your car (after you go get it yourself) or stand and eat against the counter. There is no wait service or tables

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