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Gene's & Jude's

Gene's & Jude's

Hot Dog Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
River Grove
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  • 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)
    RMPJR
    "Best hot dogs in chicago hands down!!!"(4 Tips)
    Jeff S.
    "Delicious Chicago style hotdogs and fries."(3 Tips)
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  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    No seats. No ketchup. No pretense. No nonsense. That is the Gene & Jude’s mantra since 1946, and it must be abided. This stand is known for one, and only one, thing: a hot dog. Read more
  • Robert B.
    Very good hot dogs. There is a reason for the line.
  • Jim S.
    Awesome dogs and fries gotta love it a true classic
  • Carlos T.
    Carlos ToscanoFebruary 29
    Double Dog everything extra mustard
  • ben m.
    ben mFebruary 25
    The gentleman next to me asked for ketchup. He apologized quickly.
  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PalellaJanuary 20
    Overrated.
  • Melani M.
    Melani MoralesDecember 21, 2015
    Hot dog and fries. A Chicago institution.
  • Leo M.
    Leo MarquezOctober 13, 2015
    One of the best hot dogs in the whole city ...
  • Dwayne P.
    Dwayne PhillipsSeptember 1, 2015
    Hot dogs, french fries, tamales,
  • Randy W.
    Randy W.August 4, 2015
    Great dogs with fries on top. Ask for extra ketchup with your hot dog, you'll make the employees day!
  • Carl K.
    Carl KmiecJuly 18, 2015
    One of the best Chicago Hotdogs!
  • Brad W.
    Brad WrayJuly 12, 2015
    Um... Hot dogs
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJune 30, 2015
    The Depression Dog variant is what makes Gene & Jude's an institution.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MurphyJune 15, 2015
    What can I say, dogs and frys and a huge line. It's all good.
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffApril 17, 2015
    They serve a high quality hot dog on a steamed bun with good fries at a great price.
  • Elodie K.
    Elodie KoldanMarch 11, 2015
    Great food, quick & greasy
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 11, 2015
    Gene and Jude's hot dogs have that classic Vienna Beef snap. It's the epitome of the Chicago-style hot dog. They've recently re-opened after last month's floods forced them to close. Read more
  • Mark O.
    Mark ObrochtaFebruary 7, 2015
    Hot dogs are great. Order the fries well done.
  • Siomara J.
    Siomara JimenezJanuary 3, 2015
    Don't ask for ketchup! The best hot dog I ever had.
  • Matt F.
    Matt FleeksDecember 28, 2014
    Get the Double dog with a Cherry Coke. Amazing!
  • Anna T.
    Anna ThurmanDecember 28, 2014
    Best hot dog and fries ever. Bring cash and ketchup as no credit or ketchup is offered.
  • Dave T.
    Dave ToddNovember 16, 2014
    Whats not.
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukeyNovember 4, 2014
    Everything is good. I know people who don't like hot dogs that eat dogs here.
  • Carolina Maria W.
    Carolina Maria WrobelOctober 14, 2014
    Late night snack.
  • Derek D.
    Derek DukeyOctober 11, 2014
    If God was going to make a dog, his would be defeated by Gene and Judes
  • Ejay G.
    Ejay GaviolaOctober 9, 2014
    I miss hot dougs..
  • Anthony L.
    Anthony LioSeptember 5, 2014
    Any Double is incredible.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SeekingsSeptember 4, 2014
    Everything!!
  • Nick M.
    Nick MilazzoSeptember 3, 2014
    Bring ketchup
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioAugust 14, 2014
    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.
  • Michael O.
    Michael OAugust 12, 2014
    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.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 11, 2014
    Awesome hot dog w fries mustard and hot peppers inside. Ass holes don't have ketchup for the fries or seating.
  • Reneé Lee G.
    Reneé Lee GrecoAugust 2, 2014
    Cash only; overrated. Portillos is much better
  • Audrey L.
    Audrey LJuly 22, 2014
    Not impressed. Rude employees and the food isn't that great, I've had better.
  • Douglas S.
    Douglas SibleyJune 15, 2014
    Watching them cut a whole potato with the skin on then frying it for your order of fries is really tight!
  • George W.
    George WJune 13, 2014
    Are you kidding? Stand in line and wait for a hot dog and fries and pay with cash only? Yes!! That's how it works. Best "dirty water dogs" anywhere, got that, "anywhere"! It's da best&fries r fresh!
  • Johnny S.
    Johnny SenninMay 18, 2014
    So worth the hour drive from Indiana. Just remember to bring cash.
  • Tasha T.
    Tasha TurnerMay 9, 2014
    The best guilty pleasure!!! The hot dog buns are warm, there is snap to the hot dog, and the fries are made from fresh potatoes. So worth blowing your calorie count for the day!!!
  • M C.
    M CFebruary 15, 2014
    Don't ask for ketchup! ;)
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrattaDecember 28, 2013
    Come hungry
  • Eric L.
    Eric LimDecember 22, 2013
    Great hotdogs!
  • Lindsay P.
    Of course they don't have ketchup! Hot dogs....in Chicago. Come on, man! The hot dog (or double if you dare) with fries doesn't have ketchup, because it doesn't NEED ketchup. Get a tamale too! ;)
  • Meg G.
    Meg GonzalesNovember 19, 2013
    Theee double everything is the best
  • 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...
  • Bianca R.
    Bianca RodriguezOctober 1, 2013
    Best place in town. No doubt. Everyone else sit down.
  • Jason J.
    Jason JasonSeptember 14, 2013
    Worst, over-hyped place I've ever been to. Food is mediocre at best.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MatinSeptember 13, 2013
    Amazing inexpensive food. They accept cash only though
  • Patrick S.
    Patrick SheridanSeptember 7, 2013
    Try the hot dog!
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GarciaSeptember 2, 2013
    best dogs on earth
  • Garland A.
    Garland ArmstrongAugust 26, 2013
    No katup 4 ur fries:(((
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