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Downtown Dogs

804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2006
+1 312-951-5141
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Fast food
804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2006
Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
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Reviewed yesterday

After all the hype I was expecting something much better. And at almost $5 for a dog...it was also pretty expensive. Do yourself a favour and go to Portillo's instead!

Thank sjb1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

During a recent trip I felt the need for a true Chicago-style Dog. I ordered a Charred Polish complete with the works and a side of fries. The order came up fast and piping hot. The meal was great.

Thank DP49
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Get a drink at Pippin's next door and order food from Downtown Dogs! Awesome food! I had the Polish sausage. So good! Cool location.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Recommended to go here by a worker up on the tilt 360. Excellent, excellent, excellent! Great dogs, cute atmosphere. Definitely recommend.

Thank boomercostello
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Today I tried the Saturday special. Char sausage dog Chicago style (sans peppers). I liked it and I really enjoyed the french fries that came with it (drinks were extra).

Thank racite
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

It's just a hot dog, but the local experience makes it taste so much better. The hot dog was a quality dog on a poppy seed bun. The fries were thicker and greasy just waiting for some salt and vinegar. The pickle slices were crips....More

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

No one wants tablecloths with a Chicago Dog. No, you want a cramped little place with a narrow bar looking out on the street and killer good dogs. Look no farther, Downtown Dogs is all that.

Thank David B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

While there is no such thing as a bad Chicago style hotdog, Downtown Dogs needs to up their game. I had a Charred Polish with everything and an order of fries. The Polish was one of the smaller versions that I have ever had, with...More

Thank DP49
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I love a good Chicago dog. You'd think with Indianapolis being so close to Chicago it wouldn't be hard to find one close to home. These were delicious and exactly what we were craving! We both got the Monday special--Downtown Dog with...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled across the downtown dog while walking through Chicago. Had to stop in. The dogs were a great introduction to the classic Chicago style dog. Watch out for the double dog, it slippery and tough to eat. The shop itself is a hole in the...More

Thank Stacey M
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of
Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The
original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion
here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic
mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also
find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred
restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping
fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-951-5141
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