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Downtown Dogs

Downtown Dogs

Hot Dog Joint and Burger Joint · Near North Side
804 N Rush St (at E Chicago Ave), Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

For the true Chicago hot dog (Absolutely no ketchup!) and many other windy city treats, Downtown Dogs is your only stop in Streeterville.


Based on 66 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    Jane L.
    "Char dog with all the fixings, with a bun that can hold it all in!"(5 Tips)
    Rob R.
    "Order the Downtown Dog - its possibly the best Chicago Dog."(2 Tips)
    Mary G.
    "Free bag of chips too"(2 Tips)
    Jonathan L.
    "sweet potato fries"(3 Tips)
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18 tips and reviews.

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  • char dog
  • hot dogs
  • Chicago dogs
  • french fries
  • good for a quick meal
  • authentic
  • casual
  • buns
  • beer
  • Chicago style
  • pippin
  • lunch
  • Chicago Tribune

    Food @ this River North spot is cooked fresh and the service is amiable. Carryout is the norm, but the grilled char-dogs, chicken wings, burgers and fries can be eaten-in at the limited counter space.

    Chicago Tribune · June 26, 2012
  • Haya A.

    Juvenile employees, like literally teenagers, couldn't care less that I entered through the door, delicious char dog though, only cheese, use a lot of napkins, free bag of chips

    Haya Al Dossary · September 5, 2013
  • Tim M.

    The downtown dog tastes amazing - I highly recommend it! Make sure not to spill too much (or any ketchup) over your hotdog - it might get too sweet otherwise.

    Tim Messerschmidt · March 22
  • Jonathan L.

    Dogs and burgers were great and the sweet potato fries were amazing but the mold on the bread of the grilled cheese was not appealing

    Jonathan Leon · April 9, 2012
  • Mary G.

    Downtown dog is boiled, Char dog is grilled. Make sure you order the one you want. Free bag of chips too

    Mary Gazze · May 28, 2010
  • David K.

    Downtown Dogs shares its kitchen with Pippin's next door so you can have a beer with your dog

    David Kamerer · November 19, 2012
  • Mouni R.

    I like the wall of dogs. The hot dogs were okay.

    Mouni Reddy · November 15, 2015
  • Rob R.

    Order the Downtown Dog - its possibly the best Chicago Dog.

    Rob Rickard · April 25, 2009
  • Jane L.

    Char dog with all the fixings, with a bun that can hold it all in!

    Jane Le · December 16, 2015
  • Anja H.

    Order your hot dog with ketchup, they love that.

    Anja Harris · July 12, 2012
  • Becky B.

    Way too expensive! $2.00 for a small diet R.C? Ugh tourist prices

    Becky Beighley · August 22, 2013
  • John D.

    Get a char dog. Crispy ends and Chicago Style

    John Doty · September 20, 2013
  • Michael D.

    Large Fries are definately shareable

    Michael Dunten · October 28, 2012
  • Jacques T.

    Taste buds tours pit stop. Probably the best Chicago Dog in town.

    Jacques Troussard · March 1, 2011
  • Dan K.

    There ain't no photo both here! Who gave foursquare that idea?

    Dan Kehoe · December 21, 2010
  • @jayelarex

    Find the one picture that is not of a dog..

    @jayelarex · August 21, 2011
  • A

    Downtown Char Dog! ❤

    A · February 24, 2013
  • Troy W.

    Good Burgers

    Troy Wilkerson · August 6, 2014

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