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Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
+1 847-699-8590
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (68 reviews)
“hot dog” (34 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 17:00All hours
American, Fast food
1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on our way to O'Hara. Knew about Paradise Pup from tv. Outstanding Italian Meat sandwich. Add the spicy peppers.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found a local dive featured on Diners Drive ins & Dives.. Great burgers and milkshakes! Cash only though!!

Thank easton996
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Coming back from a Buisness meeting in Desplaines..... heading south on River Road ,we got very lucky at 11.20 AM....there were only 5 people in line and plenty of parking on a sunny Tuesday afternoon. Enjoyed the Burgers very much.

Thank anil d
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

This place met my expectations as the best burger in mid. west. Outside seating fun and is full at lunchtime. Their fountain lemonade was little sweet for me.

Thank Natalia K
Reviewed 15 April 2017

having lived in Desplaines most of my life i have been to this place a million times, every time i visit it becomes better and better. This was the first place i visited when i came home from leave with the military since trying to...More

Thank airforcevet88
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I came here with my family, on vacation from Arizona. After reading reviews about the different places to try while in/near Chicago we decided to check out Paradise Pup. Everything would have been great if it wasn't for the incomplete order we received. When we...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have eaten here WAY more times then I should but it IS the best burger. It has been on DDD on Food Network, as it should because it is on of those hole-in-wall places you MUST check out. It's very small, always has a...More

Thank _chrissanchez96
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Saw this place on triple D on the food channel it is small but it's wonderful great place for lunch. Advice to go not during the noon hour because it's so crowded

Thank 1098b
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Anyone who is alive and enjoys food will adore and delight in this place. Just remember to bring along cash, because plastic will not be tolerated.

Thank sb79836
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food it's awesome there it's a little expensive but the food is very good you can even eat there outside they are always very busy we should you have plenty of time to wait cause they have a very big crowd

Thank Maria P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Any gluten free buns?
20 June 2016|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
This is a hot dog joint!! Gluten free for what??? I never knew a person that had a problem with gluten. Get out there and eat a dog already!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-699-8590
  • E-mail
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