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Hot Doug's Inc. - CLOSED

3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
+1 773-279-9550
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
26 May 2016
“Best dog I've ever had”
4 Dec 2014
“a little overrated”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Hot Dougs served the best hot dogs ever! Truffle mayo, many different styles, including Chicago Style and the best french fries I ever had, duck fat fries :D Doug offered us a free meal there because it was our honeymoon. Thanks Doug!!!

Thank DKaiute
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Food was acceptable but not worth the hour wait. Doug was there so that was kind of cool, but I wouldn't go back.

2  Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Hot Doug's was the best for hot dogs and fries (fried in duck fat - doesn't get any better), but has unfortunately closed. Seriously going to miss this place.

4  Thank listar136
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Gone today after 20 years. We'll miss you. This review has to be 100 characters but I have nothing else to say.

7  Thank CTCurt
Reviewed 23 September 2014

The place was recommended by one of the tour guides for authentic chicago hotdogs. The hotdog was good as well as the celery salt and other dressings ( 3 whole chilis was too hot for me though) but was not that WOW as I was...More

Thank Marvin M
Reviewed 10 September 2014

This is truely a great place to visit. There is always a line, but that if you know that, it's all part of the experience. The line did move quicker than we thought as it took us less than 2 hours to get to the...More

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We went to Hot Doug's knowing this would be our farewell visit due to the imminent closing of this Chicago iconic stop. So what if we got in line at 2:20 (thinking we would miss the lunch crowd) and barely got in the door by...More

1  Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Reviewed 31 August 2014

No trip to Chicago is complete without going to this place. No wonder Men's Magazine listed it as one of the essential restaurants you have to eat at before you die! The downside is that the cat is out of the bag and there is...More

1  Thank Safarwith3kids
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Went on a Saturday and ordered the duck fat fries, polish dog, corn dog, mini-bagel dogs with tater tots, fire dog, and the Bo Derek (mighty, mighty, mighty hot). Duck fat fries didn't taste any different from regular fries. All the dogs except the Bo...More

1  Thank manapua
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Great place for hot dog lovers, but the line was extremely long and slow moving. Doug is a friendly guy whose personality made the experience enjoyable. The dining area is small but enough space to service the moving line. We didn't have to wait for...More

2  Thank TravelLover8098
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Address: 3324 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618-5848
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-279-9550
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