Hot Doug's

Restaurant
3324 North California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618 3324 North California Avenue, Chicago Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
100% of 5 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Hot Dogs, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Hot Dogs, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    No
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Cash Only Payment
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Kids Menu
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Tips

Report | 10 months ago
The sausages are unlike anything I have seen elsewhere; there was a diverse range of ingredients and the combinations were interesting and tasted even better than they sounded. The wait was long, but added to the overall mystique of a hot dog shop.

From Our Editors

Dough Sohn is well aware of the Windy City’s historic love affair with the hot dog. That’s why at his eponymous Hot Doug’s, he offers a loaded Chicago dog with all the trimmings, on top of other tubular stalwarts such as Polish sausage and bratwurst. But his true claim to fame lies in a more exotic take on the Chicago tradition, fully realized in more than 21 types of sausages and gourmand toppings, which he has stuffed into awaiting buns for over a decade. Recommended by Anthony Bourdain as one of the “13 Places to Eat Before You Die” and lauded as “extraordinary” by Saveur, these encased delights are well worth the wait. And there likely will be a wait—each day, critics, tourists, and locals line up at the self-proclaimed ‘Encased Meat Emporium,’ milling about to work up an appetite for rich duck fat fries and foie gras sausages. Manning his post behind the counter, Sohn scribbles down each visitor’s orders for everything from classic Chicago-style dogs to The Game of the Week, which has included rarer varieties such as rattlesnake, kangaroo, antelope, and hippogriff.

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Many people described the Foie Gras as Great.
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Many people described the Hot Dog as Good. Others thought:
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  • Good
  • Favorite
  • Tasty
  • Perfect
  • Amazing
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  • Average
  • Normal
  • Expensive
  • Not Good
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Many people described the Lamb as Savory.
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Many people described the Sausage as Delicious.
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Many people described the French Fries as Small. Others thought:
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  • Good
- 71%

  • Small
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- 60%