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Fat Johnnies

American Restaurant and Fast Food Restaurant$$$$
Marquette Park, Chicago
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  • Don't forget it is Thanksgiving Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Serious Eats
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  • Bill B.
    "... Fat Johnny! Love the Mighty Dog - tamale, hot dog, chili, cheese, cucumber,..."(2 Tips)
    Joe S.
    "It's a hot dog with a tamale, chili, and cheese all on the same bun."(4 Tips)
    Michael O.
    "Best hot dogs in chicago without a doubt."(8 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "hot dog bun with chili on top."(4 Tips)
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  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 7, 2010
    Only Chicago could convince me that the New York hot dog was not, in fact, anywhere near the apex of the hot dog arts. (The Chicago Red Hot deserves that honor). – Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 19
    It's a small shack with big flavors, including the "suicide sodas"—a mixture of all the fountain drinks. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 16, 2013
    This weathered looking stand on the South Side is famous for the mother-in-law, a corn meal tamale in a hot dog bun with chili on top.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SessoOctober 7, 2013
    Featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Get the Mighty Dog. It's a hot dog with a tamale, chili, and cheese all on the same bun. Get all the fixings on it as well
  • Bill B.
    Bill BurnettSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a god, his name is Fat Johnny! Love the Mighty Dog - tamale, hot dog, chili, cheese, cucumber, onion, tomato, celery salt on a bun! Heaven!
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin McDermottFebruary 24, 2012
    Best hot dog ever! Most expensive thing on the menu is $3.50 are you kidding me?!?! I would pay double for how good everything is
  • Musubi Q.
    Musubi QuadeMarch 7, 2013
    Small place, but the best hot dogs!!! You must visit here!
  • Scott S.
    Scott SachnoffDecember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The mother-in-law is a South Side gem.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 27, 2014
    Check out Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots as seen on No Reservations Read more
  • L. H.
    L. HaynesOctober 9, 2011
    The cheese dogs are the greatest.
  • atom
    atomOctober 7, 2010
    Get the Red Hot with everything on it - delicious and cheap!!
  • Michael O.
    Michael O'BrienNovember 8, 2010
    Best hot dogs in chicago without a doubt.
  • Andrealyn R.
    Andrealyn RogalskiJune 9, 2012
    Great dogs!!!!
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConleySeptember 24, 2011
    Order the super fat!
  • Sam S.
    Sam ShumanAugust 18, 2010
    Chilli & Cheese All Day!
  • Poncho L.
    Poncho LoeraSeptember 25
    Que locura hot dog de tamal, suena raro pero esta buenísimo
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