Vacationing in Chicago is a one-of-a-kind experience. You can catch a sports game featuring your favorite teams, catch a concert or play, or visit one of the many restaurants Chicago has to offer. The city is known for its delicious hot dogs which are packed with flavor and topped with creative ingredients that stand out. Here are a few of the best Chicago hotdog places in Chicago that will make your stay in the city a little more pleasant.
Portillo’s Hot Dogs
100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654
Portillo’s is a landmark in Chicago and offers some of the most delicious Chicago-style dogs in the city. Choose from the classic hot dog on a poppy seed bun, or opt for the chili cheese dog or chargrilled Polish sausage topped with onions and peppers. Portillo’s is also known for its tasty Italian beef sandwich which makes a filling and flavorful lunch or dinner, or you can enjoy a charbroiled or breaded chicken salad. If you’re looking for a lighter meal but don’t want to miss out on the flavor of a Chicago-style beef sandwich, try the Chicago combo bowl with a variety of chopped vegetables, sausage, and brisket grilled to perfection.
Gold Coast Dogs
5757 S Cicero Ave, Chicago, IL 60638
If you’re hungry for a Chicago-style hotdog with all the fixings, head over to Gold Coast Dogs to satisfy your craving. This restaurant is located in Midway International Airport so you can enjoy a delicious hot dog as soon as you arrive in Chicago. It’s so good you’ll likely want to make another stop before you board the flight back home. The jumbo char dog with mustard and fresh pickles is a favorite and the sausage and peppers are some of the best in town. The Italian beef sandwich topped with pickled vegetables is a filling meal and makes a great family dinner when you’re on the go. You’ll also love the chili cheese fries topped with jalapeños which go great with any sandwich or hot dog option.
Devil Dawgs-South Loop
767 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Devil Dawgs offers a variety of hot dog options topped with all the ingredients you love. The Chicago dog comes with fresh tomatoes and peppers, pickles, and chopped onions. You can also get your Chicago dog topped with a sprinkle of celery salt and crispy fries. Devil Dawgs even allows you to customize your meal with the Hey Dog, which is a plain hot dog that you can top with the ingredients of your choice. If you prefer a Polish sausage, you can enjoy the sandwich with mustard, grilled onions, and sport peppers. The restaurant also offers delicious chicken sandwiches include the classic chicken with housemade sauce or the Rooster with pickles, cheese, bacon, and a fried egg.
6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646
The Superdawg is this restaurant’s signature sandwich and it’s packed with a smoky flavor. You can order the Superdawg with cheese as well; both entrees are served with a side of crispy crinkle fries. The Superburger is another popular menu item; the beef patty is cooked to perfection and the burger is served with a house-brined pickle on the side. You can also opt for the grilled cheese on rye and a side of fries. Superdawg is one of the best places in Chicago to get a hearty bowl of chili and you can order Supertamales at the restaurant as well. Finish your meal with a sweet treat such as fudge brownies, a chocolate chunk cookie, or a hand-spun milkshake or malt.
1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
George’s Hotdogs offers delicious Vienna beef hot dogs topped with tomatoes, pickles, chili, cheese, or chopped onions. You can start your meal off with a tasty appetizer like mozzarella sticks with a tangy marinara sauce or opt for the Grecian chicken breast salad with onions, feta, and olives. The restaurant is also popular for its pizza puff, a savory pastry that includes all the ingredients you’d want in a meat lover’s pizza. You can also select a veggie wrap or an all-natural veggie burger if you’re looking for a meat-free meal.