20 Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Chicago style hot dogs and pizza are famous throughout USA and across the borders. There are plenty of places serving Chicago style hot dogs, but following list features the popular places serving the best hot dogs in Chicago.

Chicago style hot dogs are very simple, made with yellow mustard, white onions, green relish, pickle, peppers, tomatoes on top of a beef hot dog with celery salt between poppy seed bun. Indeed, it is mouthwatering.

Best Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Following are the best hot dogs in Chicago, feel free to suggest your favorite Chicago style hot dog place in comments.

1) Superdawg Drive-In

Superdawg Chicago Style Hot Dog

Superdawg Drive-n has few locations in Chicagoland serving unique flavored beef sausage featuring pickled tomatoes. As of today, other than Superdawg Chicago location, you can enjoy Chicago style hot dogs from Wheeling and Norwood Park locations.

Superdawg Drive-In is located in 6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

2) Wolfy’s

Wolfys Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Wolfy’s is the place with a hard to miss Wolfy’s sign with the fork and lights on Peterson near California. You are assured to get the classic Chicago style hot dogs along with gyros if you are in mood!

Wolfy’s is located at 2734 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

3) Hot “G” Dog

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Hot “G” Dog is one of the best Chicago style hot dogs in Chicago, serving classic all beef hot dogs along with different kinds of hot dogs.

Hot “G” Dog is not only for meat lovers, now they serve soy based vegetarian hot dog.

Hot “G” Dog is located at 5009 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640

4) Byron’s Hot Dogs

Byron's Hot Dogs

Byron’s Hot Dogs is serving traditional Chicago style hot dogs since 1975. Try their combo offers to get the best food for less. I would say combo will be enough for two people.

Byron’s Hot Dogs has two locations in Chicago. One location is at 1701 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60640 and second location is at 1017 W. Irving Park, Chicago, IL 60613

5) Wiener Circle

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Wiener Circle is popular among Chicagoans for Chicago-style hot dogs, hamburgers and cheese fries. Especially during late weekend hours Wiener Circle is famous for mutual profanity among employees and customers. Yes, do not get surprised if you go there late-weekend hours.

Wiener Circle is located at 2622 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-1523

6) Gene & Jude’s

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Gene & Jude’s hot dogs is classic Chicago style hot dogs made with usual ingredients and served stuffed up with fries.

Gene & Jude’s is located at 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171

7) Dog Haus Biergarten Lincoln Park

Dog Haus Biergarten Lincoln Park

Dog Haus Biergarten is LA Chain serving wide range of hot dogs, burgers and sausage. I would recommend their original traditional style hot dogs, but place is famous for variety of sausage selection featuring flavors. Place also serves craft beers.

If you love craft beers then you may like my post on best breweries in Chicago.

Dog Haus Biergarten is located at 2464 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

8) Chicago’s Dog House

Chicago's Dog House

Chicago’s Dog House is serving traditional Chicago style hot dogs as well as unique varieties of sausages since 2009. Apart from Chicago style hot dog, at this place you will find exotic sausages such as alligator, rattlesnakes and many similar.

Chicago’s Dog House is located at 816 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

9) Red Hot Ranch

Best Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Red Hot Ranch is the counter served place serving hot dogs, burgers and fries in Chicago. This place has been popular on the list of late night eats.

Red Hot Ranch is located at 2072 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

10) Original Jimmy’s Red Hots

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Jimmy’s Red Hots is the counter served place serving hot dogs since more than last 55 years in Humbolt Park. It’s one of the best places to enjoy Polish sausages, fries and Chicago style hot dogs.

Original Jimmy’s Red Hots is located at 4000 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60651

11) Downtown Dogs

Downtown Dogs

Downtown Dog has been popular among visitors and locals alike. Our Chicago style hot dogs are famous, and visit to Chicago is not complete without enjoying Chicago style hot dog.

In downtown Chicago you will not find any cart serving hot dogs, but Downtown Dogs on the Rush Street is the place to go! This place has been favorite among late night eaters after partying on the Rush Street.

If you want to enjoy beer, then buy Downtown Dogs hot dog and head to neighborhood bar, Pippin’s Tavern, to drink and enjoy at a table.

Downtown Dogs is located at 804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

12) Fatso’s Last Stand

Best Chicago Style Hot Dogs

It’s the best place to enjoy char dog here in Chicago.

Fatso’s Last Stand is located at 2258 W Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

13) Devil Dawgs on State

Devil Dawgs on State

After demolition of the famous Demon dogs near DePaul, following same footsteps Devil Dawgs opened up in 2009 in the neighborhood. It is one of the best Chicago style hot dog place serving traditional hot dogs & burgers. It is favorite and late hangout spot for DePaul students.

Devil Dawgs has also locations in Lincoln Park, Wicker Park and Lake View

Devil Dawgs on State is located at 767 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605

14) Big Guys Sausage Stand

Best Chicago Style Hot Dogs

Big Guys Sausage Stand is the place to enjoy charbroiled sausage in Chicago.

Big Guys Sausage Stand is located at 7021 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402

15) Wrigleyville Dogs

Wrigleyville Dogs

Wrigleyville Dogs is north of Wrigley Field, across from Metra station. Counter served place serving hot dogs, Italian sausage, sandwiches and sides. This place is favorite among late night crowd after bar hours.

Wrigleyville Dogs is located at 3737 N Clark St #3809, Chicago, IL 60613

16) Fat Tommy’s

Fat Tommy’s is a good burger and sandwich shop serving best Chicago style hot dogs and other flavors of sausages.

Fat Tommy’s is located at 3031 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655

17) U.B. Dogs

Best Chicago Style Hot Dogs

U.B. Dogs is serving steamed Chicago-style beef hot dogs and burgers in the loop. Be ready to wait for the order as this place is popular among locals and Chicago visitors.

U.B. Dogs is located at 185 N Franklin St, Chicago, IL 60606

18) Mustard’s Last Stand

Best Chicago Hot Dogs

Mustard’s Last Stand in Evanston is serving the Chicago style hot dogs and burgers since 1969. One of the oldest hot dog place in Chicago.
Mustard’s Last Stand is located at 1613 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201

19) Morrie O’Malley’s

Best Hot Dogs in Chicago

Morrie O’Malley’s is a classic small counter served place serving traditional hot dogs, burgers and more. Place has been around since longtime and has become neighborhood favorite for hot dogs in Chicago.

Morrie O’Malley’s is located at 3501 S Union Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

20) Portillo’s

Portillo's in Chicago

Portillo’s has gained popularity over years and now have several locations in multiple states other than Illinois. This Illinois based restaurant chain is famous for Chicago-style food such as hot dogs, Maxwell Street Polish, and Italian Beef.

Portillo’s has several locations throughout Chicago.

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