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3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
+1 847-673-0100
10:30 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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340 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sure there are lots of options for 'Chicago fast food' but this one is right at the top...... Excellent char dogs, hand cut well done fries and great char burgers. No Portillo's boiled dog or frozen fries here! Authentic local fare in a nicer than average setting, since the move years ago. Their fries are half the price of those... More 

Thank Chicagonative_7
Emory, Texas
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I have not been to the Chicago area in a couple of years but was just there visiting family and had to go to Poochie's for a grilled dog. It did no let me down. Dog was great and the cheese fries were were good. Has a lot of history in the area and I recommend stopping in if in... More 

Thank Texas D
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in once for a quick carryout meal and watched a worker ringing up sales at the cash register, then without donning gloves or washing her hands, she started picking up sandwiches with those same hands and wrapping them. either management approves of this lack of basic food handler sanitation or the supervision and training are poor. I will not... More 

Thank David D
Evanston, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I have never had a better burger. This is, of course, a matter of opinion, but that's mine. I grew up in the neighborhood, my parents took me to Poochies and I've never stopped coming. The service is fast, the place is clean and the food is delicious.

Thank Lesli Z
Thousand Oaks, California
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167 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

It is more than just a hot dog restaurant. They also serve hamburgers, veggie burgers, etc. Hot dogs come with many toppings. Good Vienna brand hot dogs. This is a classic Chicago hot dog place. Cute Chicago sports memorabilia.. Our granddaughter loved the milk shake with their hot dog. Do not put ketchup on your hot dog. If you do... More 

Thank slr_7
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My dad grew up in Skokie but moved away as a teenager. This past month the whole family was returning to Skokie for a family reunion, so he got on a social networking group for Skokie residents and asked "Where can I find the best Chicago style hot dogs in Skokie?" The answer from the group was unequivocally "Poochie's", so... More 

Thank BWEsq
Chicago, Illinois
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2,358 reviews
1,851 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 407 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Located in a mini strip mall with enough parking, Poochie's is a smaller restaurant that seats about 35 - 40. It does not have a huge menu. We tried a bacon cheddar dog and a cheddar burger with onion rings. The hot dog was good and the rings were huge. The burger was a little over char-grilled for my taste,... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Poochie's is one of our family's favorite places for great sandwiches. (We actually travel 10 miles to get there from home - and it is well worth the trip!) Grilled salami, Cheddar Burger and Grilled BBQ Chicken sandwich are our faves. Every sandwich is made to order any way you like it with all the fixins' you could want. There... More 

Thank Ferns444
Saint Louis, Missouri
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171 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I don't live in Chicago but I usually find an excuse to drive to the North Suburbs just to get a cheddar burger and fries. Service is slow but that's because they cook it so well. Not a fancy place; so eat your food and move on. So good!!!!

Thank Michael K
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to go! The atmosphere is fantastic. You can't be shy in the ordering or seating in this establishment. I had the polish loaded and it was awesome. Fries are probably meant to be shared they are huge orders. The kids had hamburgers and chili dogs.(plates were cleared off) Ready for another trip here soon

Thank Chet905

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-673-0100

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