Though both beauty queens and Chicago-style hot dogs dress to impress, hot dogs differ in that they never leave the house covered in ketchup. Feast fashionably with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 at Superdawg Drive-In
The menu features the drive-in’s signature, eponymous Superdawg ($5.50), an all-beef Chicago-style hot dog loaded with toppings. Sandwiches include the charbroiled chicken Superchic ($6.95) and the Whoopercheesie ($7.75), which one-ups the Supercheesie by piling on not one but two freshly ground patties and crowning them with melted American cheese. A Supershake ($3.95) or a Black Kow, which consists of fizzing root beer and ice cream ($4.45), gives meals a sweet finish.
Built by high-school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie in 1948 and still owned and operated by Maurie and Flaurie, along with their children and grandchildren, Superdawg Drive-In serves up its take on the classic American hot dog alongside a menu of original drive-in favorites like Supershakes and Whoopercheesies that have earned it feature spots on the Travel Channel and Food Network. The namesake Superdawg vanquishes hunger with a special-recipe all-beef Chicago-style Superdawg flanked by sidekicks of mustard, piccalilli, kosher dill pickle, chopped Spanish onions, and hot peppers. Each Superdawg arrives on a poppy-seed bun with signature crinkle-cut Superfries.
In classic drive-in style, Superdawg Drive-In eases the treacherous hiking associated with most dining experiences by allowing customers to order from their cars, with a swift carhop making edible deposits. Both locations feature the iconic Maurie and Flaurie rooftop hot-dog statues, still flirtatiously winking at one another and begging for fries after all these years. The Wheeling location now also features a drive-thru.