10 Chicago Hot Dogs Sure to Let the Dawgs Out.

If you’re visiting Chicago, you simply cannot leave without grabbing a “Chicago Red Hot.” True Chicagoans know how to grub a dog and they’ll tell you Ketchup is not an option. Here’s our list of 10 hot dog spots that’ll give you a true taste of Chicago.

Downtown Dogs

Chicago Hot Dog

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Classic Chicago-style hot dogs at it’s finest. 804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

Flub A Dub Chub’s

Chicago Hot Dog

Instagram @chicagofooddork

“Come in Hungry, leave with a Chubby.” Say no more. They also have an insane burger. 3021 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657

Portillo’s Hot Dogs

Portillo's Chicago Hot Dog

Instagram @portilloshotdogs

Is this the Chicago standard? Many locals think yes. 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60610

The Wiener’s Circle

Chicago Hot Dog

Instagram @audiosi

Home of one of the best “Char Dogs” in the city. Plus, it’s open late. 2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614



Instagram @sammygfaye

Serving up Chicago dogs since 1967 and still killing the game. 2734 W Peterson Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Duk’s Red Hots


Instagram @dana.lynn

A Chicago landmark. Cheap and filling dogs, plain and simple. 636 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Fatso’s Last Stand


Instagram @fatsoslaststand

Very few do Char dogs, beef and burgers well. Fatso’s dominates all 3. 2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Gene and Jude’s


Instagram @ni_colebee

Home to one of very BEST dogs in America and quite possibly the King of Chicago. 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171

Chicago’s Dog House

Chicago Hot Dog

Instagram @colinpcolburn

Their Chicago dog is excellent, but don’t sleep on their list of specialty dogs. 816 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Jimmy’s Red Hots

Chicago Hot Dog

Instagram @chicagolunch

A Chicago staple. No frills. Cash only. Welcome to Chicago. 4000 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60651

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