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Gene's & Jude's

Gene's & Jude's

Hot Dog Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
River Grove
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  • The experts at Eater and Bon Appetit Magazine recommend this place
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    • Bon Appetit Magazine
  • Andrea J.
    "Be sure to get s double dog with everything..."(11 Tips)
    Christian
    "Hit up Gene & Jude's for some of the best dogs and fries in Chicago."(8 Tips)
    Brittany R.
    "best hot dog stands in the suburbs of Chicago....must"(5 Tips)
    RMPJR
    "Best hot dogs in chicago hands down!!!"(4 Tips)
168 Tips and reviews
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  • Ted M.
    Ted MOctober 10, 2013
    ***CASH-ONLY***. The fries were good, dogs were okay. Fries on a dog? Good idea. I'm not crazy about this place, will drop in if I'm nearby and have cash on me...
  • Jen B.
    Jen BengtsonFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Mustard & easy onions is where it's at!
  • Ejay G.
    Ejay GaviolaOctober 9, 2014
    I miss hot dougs..
  • Dieter K.
    Dieter KurtenbachFebruary 14, 2011
    Mustard only. The best hotdog in the city. Order with everything, because it excludes the tomatoes and the pickle. One will fill you, two will bust you. Fries are excellent as well. Cheap, A+ meal.
    Upvoted May 7
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrattaDecember 28, 2013
    Come hungry
  • Jim S.
    Jim SiemersApril 1, 2016
    Awesome dogs and fries gotta love it a true classic
  • Robert B.
    Robert BrooksMay 13, 2016
    Very good hot dogs. There is a reason for the line.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MatinSeptember 13, 2013
    Amazing inexpensive food. They accept cash only though
  • Marilyn L.
    Marilyn LGMarch 2, 2013
    No ketchup...never ever. And CA$H only!!!!!
  • Brad W.
    Brad WrayJuly 12, 2015
    Um... Hot dogs
  • Juan C.
    Juan CONEJODecember 9, 2010
    My tip only posted half what I typed. I get my hotdog plain and use Heinz ketchup that I take when I know we are going to stop in.
  • Angelica L.
    Angelica LaoApril 13, 2013
    Best hot dogs ever!!!
  • Basia S.
    Basia SulOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hot dog EVER!!! :)
  • HADJIE V.
    HADJIE VALLEApril 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Hot Dogs Ever!!
  • Carl K.
    Carl KmiecJuly 18, 2015
    One of the best Chicago Hotdogs!
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukeyOctober 11, 2014
    If God was going to make a dog, his would be defeated by Gene and Judes
  • Joe N.
    Joe NardiNovember 8, 2011
    Extra ketchup please!
  • darlene l.
    Cash only !
  • UrbanLux
    UrbanLuxJune 25, 2011
    Up there for one of the best hot dogs you can get in Chicago. Fries are cut and fried in front of you and then stacked on top of your dog. Everything's delicious. Don't try to pay with a card!
  • Jason J.
    Jason JasonSeptember 14, 2013
    Worst, over-hyped place I've ever been to. Food is mediocre at best.
  • Mary W.
    Mary WoodsOctober 16, 2012
    Great place for old fashioned chicago hotdogs w/fries.
  • Dave T.
    Dave ToddNovember 16, 2014
    Whats not.
  • Paul H.
    Paul HendrixJuly 19, 2013
    You will never have a better dog and fries !!! I could eat this everyday !!
  • Dalton S.
    Dalton SpearAugust 10, 2013
    Dog with everything, best of the best
  • Vienna B.
    Vienna BeefMarch 23, 2010
    One of the most famous and delicious Chicago Hot Dog Stands, a must see when visiting IL
  • Rick P.
    Rick PMay 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Best dogs in Chicago. Bar none
  • Sandra
    SandraDecember 22, 2011
    I came all the way from Dallas to have one! Amazing!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterJune 6, 2013
    Prepare to stand in line. My only quibble. Would love crispier fries. That's it. Perfect hot dog
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SundenAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious Chicago style hotdogs and fries. Don't ask for ketchup! ;-)
  • Arm C.
    Arm CandyMay 17, 2011
    No trip to the old neighborhood is complete w/o stopping here. Double dog w mustard and diet coke please
  • Michael O.
    Michael OAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    If you want to take an out-of-towner visiting Chicago out of town for a Chicago style type hot dog, this is the place.
  • April
    AprilMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order grape and orange pop mixed! Its the best!!
  • Melly L.
    Melly LindseyMay 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best in the Country, says Rachael Ray! Take that, Super Dawg!
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie GrinvaldsJune 20, 2013
    Cash only!!
  • Jake D.
    Jake DelortDecember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite joint!
  • Rafal R.
    Rafal RusilowiczFebruary 26, 2012
    Try a double dog with fries. No ketchup though!
  • Carlos T.
    Carlos ToscanoFebruary 29, 2016
    Double Dog everything extra mustard
  • Bill M.
    Bill MurphyJune 15, 2015
    What can I say, dogs and frys and a huge line. It's all good.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot dogs with mustard, onions, relish, and sport peppers. And tamales! Don't ask for ketchup, even for your fries, because they don't have any. This place is a timeless establishment for Chicago.
  • Angela P.
    Angela PagliaroJuly 26, 2011
    Best dogs ever. The tamales are great too.
  • Marc M.
    Marc MuellerFebruary 16, 2010
    Go to Gene & Jude's Red Hot Stand and have the double dog with fries with everything.
  • Team That's Them
    Team That's ThemDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    CASH ONLY!
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan ChaplainDecember 2, 2011
    Great dog and awesome atmosphere. Don't even think about asking for ketchup
  • darlene l.
    Hot dogs & fries
  • Charles K.
    Charles KaplanMarch 16, 2011
    Best hot dog in the nation!
  • Reneé Lee G.
    Reneé Lee GrecoAugust 2, 2014
    Cash only; overrated. Portillos is much better
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrattaAugust 3, 2013
    Next time I'm in town I'm deathly stopping by Gina Jude for a dog
  • Nick V.
    Nick VillarrealApril 1, 2012
    Try the hot dog.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LimDecember 22, 2013
    Great hotdogs!
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 3, 2012
    Double dog with fires. Do NOT ask for ketchup! By far best fries I've ever had. Hot dogs are skinny and awesome! Cash only.
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