When you think of Chicago, you think baseball, pizza, the cold, and hot dogs. Being such a historic food in Chicago for so long, hot dogs have earned their place as residents' favorite culinary experience. Whatever you do, don't add ketchup!

Check out our list of the best hotdogs in Chicago if you want to a quick snack or a meal to keep you full for days. For your favorite hot dog in Chicago and more of the best restaurants in Chicago check out our 312Area Guide perfect for locals and tourists alike.

5.0  5 Rating (1)
855 Cog Circle, Crystal Lake IL, 60014
Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches & more, plus beer & wine, in retro digs. Home to America's favorite Chicago-style hot dogs, Italian...
Fatso's Last Stand
4.6  5 Rating (2)
2258 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL, 60622
Fatso's Last Stand has started with the concept of a hot dog stand and taken it to the next level. How? Well, add Charred Polish and Salami to the menu...
Devil Dawgs
5.0  5 Rating (1)
767 S State St, Chicago IL, 60605
It’s pretty simple, you’re not going to find a hot dog like a Devil Dawg anywhere. Our all beef dogs topped with unique condiments really raise the...
The Original Jimmy's Red Hots
5.0  5 Rating (1)
4000 W Grand Ave, Chicago IL, 60651
Counter-serve stand slinging hot dogs, Polish sausages, fries & tamales for over 55 years. Jimmy's is family owned and operated still to this day. For...
Jim's Original
4.4  5 Rating (1)
1250 S Union Ave, Chicago IL, 60607
Jim's Original is the longest operating hot dog stand, from the Maxwell St Market. Serving Chicago for 75+ yrs. Two locations: Union Ave & 95th. OPEN 24/7...
Max's Take Out
5.0  5 Rating (1)
20 E Adams St, Chicago IL, 60603-5602
Established in 1962, the oldest hot dog stand in The Loop. Max's Take Out is a popular attraction for both locals and tourists! Serving Chicago style Hot...
4.4  5 Rating (1)
3301 W Armitage Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647
Come to Doggone's at 3301 W Armitage Avenue and try our fabulous gourmet sausages and European wieners with lashings of Louisiana.
Downtown Dogs
Restaurant $
804 N Rush St,, Chicago IL, 60611
When you visit Chicago, there are a few things you simply must do. You’ve got to see the Bean. You’ve got to take a tour on the Chicago River. And...
Clark St Dog
4.3  5 Rating (1)
3040 N Clark St, Chicago IL, 60657
Voted the City's Best Cheesesteak Sandwich! Voted Best Burger Joint in Lakeview.
Chicagos Dog House
Restaurant $
816 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago IL, 60614
Specialty Hotdogs & Gourmet Exotic Sausages Chicago's Doghouse was established in 2009 and is conveniently located in the heart of Lincoln Park across...
America's Dog & Burger
Restaurant $
22 E Randolph, Chicago IL, 60601
We feature 18 different 'city dogs' where we top the dogs as they do in that city. We also have grilled sandwiches, Italian Beef, wraps & salads. Store...
The Wiener's Circle
4.8  5 Rating (2)
2622 N Clark St, Chicago IL, 60614
Famously surly staffers serve char dogs & more at this tiny institution that's open late. The official page of The Wiener's Circle. Home of the Chardogs...
Hot G Dog
Restaurant $
5009 N Clark St, Chicago IL, 60640
Hot"G"Dog takes pride in having one of the most sought after hot dogs in Chicago. We have a variety of exotic meats, unique combinations, and quality ingredients....
Restaurant $
6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL, 60646
Classic circa-1948 drive-in where car hops deliver Chicago-style dogs, fries & milkshakes.
George's Hot Dogs
1876 N Damen Ave, Chicago IL, 60647-5549
GEORGE'S HOT DOGS was established in 1948, in the heart of the amazing Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown. For over 69 years, this 4th Generation Family-Owned...