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The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017
Allium Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

1. Allium Restaurant and Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

8.2
120 E Delaware Pl (at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago), Chicago, IL
Restaurante de nueva cocina americana · Streeterville · 51 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The restaurant at the Four Seasons offers a sausage that costs $16 on its lunch menu. It's an elevated Chicago-style beef sausage that features "homemade everything." Leer más.

Big Guys Sausage Stand is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

2. Big Guys Sausage Stand

8.7
7021 Roosevelt Rd (btwn Home Ave & Wenonah Ave), Berwyn, IL
Local de sándwiches · 29 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Down in Berwyn, Big Guys Sausage Stand abides by the motto "blue collar gourmet food." While their specialty sausages are delicious, don't let them overshadow their traditional red hot. Leer más.

Byron's Hot Dogs is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

3. Byron's Hot Dogs

7.7
1701 W Lawrence Ave (at Paulina Ave.), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Ravenswood · 21 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Byron's boiled dogs are probably one of the best examples of the Chicago-style dog. Leer más.

Chicago's Dog House is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

4. Chicago's Dog House

8.1
816 W Fullerton Ave (btwn N Lincoln & N Halsted), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · North Side · 28 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Their "Chompers Gourmet Alligator Sausage" is smoked alligator sausage, caramelized onions and sweet chili sauce. Leer más.

Donald Duk's Red Hots is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

5. Donald Duk's Red Hots

6.6
636 N Ashland Ave (at W Erie St), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · West Town · 13 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The chain that was once given a cease and desist letter from Disney over the trade mark of a cartoon duck now has one location. Leer más.

Fat Johnnies is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

6. Fat Johnnies

6.8
7242 S Western Ave (btwn W 72nd & W 73rd), Chicago, IL
Restaurante americano · Marquette Park · 19 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: It's a small shack with big flavors, including the "suicide sodas"—a mixture of all the fountain drinks. Leer más.

Fatso's Last Stand is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

7. Fatso's Last Stand

8.8
2258 W Chicago Ave. (Oakley), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Ukrainian Village · 65 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Grilling a hot dog isn't a novice's task, and Fatso's char dog is the best in the city. Leer más.

Felony Franks is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

8. Felony Franks

6.5
6427 North Ave (at Rossell Ave), Oak Park, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · 6 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The stand is famous for having a staff of former convicts, helping them get back on their feet after prison. Leer más.

Fred & Jack's is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

9. Fred & Jack's

8.4
7600 S Yale Ave (btwn 76th & Vincennes), Chicago, IL
Restaurante mexicano · West Chatham · 47 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The hot dogs and fixing are a little sweeter than others, but everything is top notch down to the sport pepper. Leer más.

Gene's & Jude's is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

10. Gene's & Jude's

6.8
2720 River Rd (btwn Cherry Ave & Grand Ave), River Grove, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · 174 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The Depression Dog variant is what makes Gene & Jude's an institution. Leer más.

Hot"G"Dog is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

11. Hot"G"Dog

8.0
5009 N Clark St, Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Uptown · 24 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Hot "G" has lifted many Doug's recipes. But those who miss the smoked, garlic goodness of Doug's Thuringer... or the Foie gras dog...have a spot. Leer más.

Jim's Original Hot Dog is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

12. Jim's Original Hot Dog

8.5
1250 S Union Ave (at James M Rochford St), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · University Village - Little Italy · 90 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Does a polish sausage count as a hot dog? If so, then Jim's belongs on this list, as their Maxwell Street polish sausages, with onions and sport peppers, are a true taste of Chicago. Leer más.

Old Town Social is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

13. Old Town Social

455 W North Ave (at N Cleveland Ave), Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Old Town · 121 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The housemade mini dogs off Old Town Social's starters menu offers up a trio of options: Chicago, Coney or Corn. There's a lot more thought into the dogs than diners would believe. Leer más.

Original Jimmy's Red Hots is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

14. Original Jimmy's Red Hots

8.7
4000 W Grand Ave (at N Pulaski Rd), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Northwest Side · 48 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Jimmy's, with more than a half a century of slinging sausages, needs to be on this list to ensure completeness. Leer más.

Portillo's is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

15. Portillo's

9.0
100 W Ontario St (at Clark St), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · River North · 655 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The Eater 38 member produces a faithful version of the traditional Chicago-style dog. Leer más.

Red Hot Ranch is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

16. Red Hot Ranch

8.0
2072 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Logan Square · 32 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Red Hot Ranch is no longer a secret with its all-natural sausages with a casing that just has enough bite. The double dog is the way to go, as the sausages are a bit slimmer than at most places. Leer más.

Superdawg Drive-In is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

17. Superdawg Drive-In

9.2
6363 N Milwaukee Ave (btwn Devon Ave & Highland Ave), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Norwood Park East · 155 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The special Superdawg proprietary all-beef sausage is perfectly complimented by pickled tomatoes. This is a unique Chicago experience that will never be duplicated. Leer más.

The Duck Inn is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

18. The Duck Inn

8.7
2701 S Eleanor St, Chicago, IL
Gastropub · Bridgeport · 45 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: The Duck Inn's Duck Fat Dog is a the kind of mad scientist genius diners have come to expect from Kevin Hickey. The hybrid beef/duck link is a welcome addition to Chicago's hot dog landscape. Leer más.

The Wiener's Circle is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

19. The Wiener's Circle

7.9
2622 N Clark St (btwn Drummond Pl & Wrightwood Ave), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · Park West · 129 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: Don't get lost in the ambience and the show at The Wiener's Circle. The char dog is among the best in the city. Leer más.

Wolfy's is one of The Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago, Updated 2017.

20. Wolfy's

8.0
2734 W Peterson Ave (at N California Ave), Chicago, IL
Local de Hot Dogs · West Ridge · 32 tips y reseñas

EaterEater: There's a certain joy driving down Peterson and seeing that iconic Wolfy's sign with the fork and lights. The jumbo char dog is the proper choice here. There's also Wolfy's in Northbrook. Leer más.