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Photo's Hotdogs

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301 N Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067-5328
+1 847-705-1111
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Palatine, Illinois
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162 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have tried this place 3 times now...and I will not again- hot dog- meh, chicken pita-cold and dry, fries- too salty and undercooked.

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Thank James C
Saint Charles, Illinois
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yum! Chicken pita was fantastic. Cooked perfectly with Greek spices. Also, always fun to get the little free ice cream cone. Very good!

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Thank Ken C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Overpriced bland hot dogs over salted fries. $23 for 3 hotdogs,two fries and two sodas what a rip off!!

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Thank Michelle H
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just not real good. I've tried many different things and nothing stands out. I used to love Portillo's until they sold their chain. Now they're not very good. Time for someone to open a competitor. Photo's could have been it but they missed the mark.

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Thank Jeffrey A
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Photo's is kind of a unique restaurant in that it's fast food, but it's not a chain and they do a real good job on keeping the prices down for families and teens. I'm a big fan of their dogs and beefs and the shakes are outstanding. Don't forget the free mini ice cream cone after you eat your food.

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Thank Bsch2
McHenry, Illinois
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I work in Palatine and decided to give it a try. The food is very pricey and they do not offer combos so you must order everything separate. I tried the blue cheese burger and it was very good. Fries are average but for 2.59 they give you a decent amount. Free ice cream but I didnt know until i... More 

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Thank Ann C
Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

I have been there twice in the last month. Food (well, hot dogs...) was good. Both times the service was s.l.o.w.!!! Not quite sure why people who came in after us had there numbers called way before ours but that is what we experienced both times. Don't remember what the problem was the 1st time but yesterday the only thing... More 

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Thank Zippygiggle
Chicago, Illinois
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214 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

It is rare for me to find a place that has such a killer veggie burger but the one at Photos is on point! Skip their fries and their cheese sauce; fries are usually lacking in crispiness and are sometimes cold and the cheese sauce is bland. But go right for the onion rings that are always hot and crispy!... More 

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Thank NewbieK
Surprise, Arizona
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stopped in for a late afternoon snack for something different instead of Mickey D's. Okay Hot Dog, but I kinda expected it would come on a poppy seed bun. (It was plain). Wasn't busy so I asked for grilled onion and crunchy French fries. The staff cheerfully accommodated my request. The Downside: Diet coke flavor was off. Was surprised to... More 

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Thank Gladbaum
Detroit, Michigan
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

We were looking to try something quick and different and found it here. The restaurant was very family friendly and seemed to be a big hit among the high school kids in the area. The staff was friendly and the food was good.

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Thank M T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 21:00
Saturday
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 N Northwest Hwy, Palatine, IL 60067-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Palatine
  • Phone Number: +1 847-705-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?