Chicago-style hot dogs are the most recognizable city-centric entree, beating out Philadelphia's cheesesteak, New York pizza, and Detroit's broiled carburetor. Capture a bite of the City of Big Shoulders with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of Chicago-style fare and drinks at Fat Lou’s in Pembroke Park.
From the Vienna Beef signs on its stone façade to the hot dogs simmering in the steamer, Fat Lou’s throws down authentic food for those craving Windy City style with its jam-packed menu. The all-beef hot dog ($3.25) comes dressed Chicago-style, with mainstays such as relish, sport peppers, and onions shaped like Oprah filling out a steamed poppy-seed-flecked bun. The italian beef ($7.50) offers a zesty alternative, as thin-sliced, marinated roast beef fraternizes with a blend of peppers and giardiniera that that whirls together a tongue-tempting blend of sweetness and spice. Get Greek bites with a gyro sandwich loaded with sliced lamb and tzatziki sauce ($7.50), or wash down dinners with the help of a freshly scooped root-beer float ($3.75)
Diners can add fresh air to their Second City dinners on Fat Lou's outdoor patio. Inside, Chicago sports memorabilia and exposed brick walls mingle with HD televisions broadcasting traditional Chicago sporting events, from White Sox baseball to Michigan Avenue's annual Running of the Ferrets.
- Chicago transplants can revel in gyros with tangy tzatziki sauce and Maxwell Street Polish sausages. Even the location -- near Lakeshore Drive -- is a reminder of the Windy City. – Linda Bladholm, Miami Herald
- Fat Lou's is a bona fide hot dog restaurant, with booths, tables, beer on tap, TVs all over the place tuned to the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, or Bulls, and plenty of room to stretch out. – New Times
3153 W Hallandale Beach Blvd.
Pembroke Park, Florida 33023Get Directions