Fat Johnnies

7242 S Western Ave (btwn W 72nd & W 73rd), Chicago, IL 60629
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Brunch, Lunch
5.9/10

Based on 68 votes

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  • "Small place, but the best hot dogs!!! You must visit here!" (3 tips)
  • "... Fat Johnny! Love the Mighty Dog - tamale, hot dog, chili, cheese, cucumber,..." (2 tips)
  • "Chilli & Cheese All Day!" (2 tips)
  • Travel Channel

    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

    Travel Channel · December 7, 2010
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  • Serious Eats

    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.

    Serious Eats · September 16, 2013
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  • Musubi Q.

    Small place, but the best hot dogs!!! You must visit here!

    Musubi Q. · March 7, 2013
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  • Andrealyn R.

    Great dogs!!!!

    Andrealyn R. · June 9, 2012
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  • Michael O.

    Best hot dogs in chicago without a doubt.

    Michael O. · November 8, 2010
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  • Joe S.

    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

    Joe S. · October 7, 2013
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  • Kevin M.

    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

    Kevin M. · February 24, 2012
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  • L. H.

    The cheese dogs are the greatest.

    L. H. · October 9, 2011
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  • Sarah C.

    Order the super fat!

    Sarah C. · September 24, 2011
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  • Bill B.

    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!

    Bill B. · September 23, 2011
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  • atom

    Get the Red Hot with everything on it - delicious and cheap!!

    atom · October 7, 2010
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  • Sam S.

    Chilli & Cheese All Day!

    Sam S. · August 18, 2010
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