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Gene's & Jude's

Gene's & Jude's

Hot Dog Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
River Grove
  • Has a stamp of approval from Eater and Bon Appetit Magazine
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  • Andrea J.
    "Be sure to get s double dog with everything..."(11 Tips)
    "Hit up Gene & Jude's for some of the best dogs and fries in Chicago."(10 Tips)
    Brittany R.
    "best hot dog stands in the suburbs of Chicago....must"(5 Tips)
    "Best hot dogs in chicago hands down!!!"(4 Tips)
172 Tips and reviews
  • hot dogs
  • french fries
  • double dog
  • dog and fries
  • Chicago dogs
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  • Bill F.
    Bill FridaySeptember 1
    Greatest Hot Dog in Chicagoland. Been going over 50 years and you will wait for great hot dog and fries
  • Franklin M.
    Hot dog and fries!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 19
    The Depression Dog variant is what makes Gene & Jude's an institution. Read more
  • Steve~o M.
    No ketchup on dogs and the awesome fries
  • darlene l.
    Cash only !
  • darlene l.
    Hot dogs & fries
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)September 6, 2016
    Old school roadside hot dog stand. They don't make the traditional Chicago dog, but order one with the works. The fries are great here.
  • Maiv Hli V.
    Maiv Hli VajAugust 21, 2016
    hot dog was not that unusual nor was it as great. Customer service was good. They could use a better bun to hold things together, as well as a better tasting dog. Was disappointed
  • 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.
    Robert BrooksMay 13, 2016
    Very good hot dogs. There is a reason for the line.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SiemersApril 1, 2016
    Awesome dogs and fries gotta love it a true classic
  • Carlos T.
    Carlos ToscanoFebruary 29, 2016
    Double Dog everything extra mustard
  • ben m.
    ben mFebruary 25, 2016
    The gentleman next to me asked for ketchup. He apologized quickly.
  • Dylan P.
    Dylan PalellaJanuary 20, 2016
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Nick M.
    Nick MilazzoSeptember 3, 2014
    Bring ketchup
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Been here 5+ times
    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 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
    Been here 10+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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
    Been here 5+ times
    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:(((
  • Yvette D.
    Yvette DelgadoAugust 18, 2013
    Fries were delicious. But I'm not a fan of the skinny little hotdogs.
  • Dalton S.
    Dalton SpearAugust 10, 2013
    Dog with everything, best of the best
  • Michael B.
    Michael BrattaAugust 3, 2013
    Next time I'm in town I'm deathly stopping by Gina Jude for a dog
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff SundenAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious Chicago style hotdogs and fries. Don't ask for ketchup! ;-)
  • Maritza V.
    Maritza VegaAugust 1, 2013
  • Paul H.
    Paul HendrixJuly 19, 2013
    You will never have a better dog and fries !!! I could eat this everyday !!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SusantoJuly 13, 2013
    It's next to MaccaD on river road. Compare the crowd on these two junk food places. As much as I try my best to eat healthy food, I never say no to their dogs and fries. Da best!
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher SpauldingJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Being in your cell phone, it's going to be a long wait!
  • Andrew
    AndrewJuly 13, 2013
    Ask for ketchup, I dare you.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueJuly 6, 2013
    THE hot dog joint.
  • Jackie G.
    Jackie GrinvaldsJune 20, 2013
    Cash only!!
  • Phil S.
    Phil SJune 8, 2013
    The place looks better than eve !!!
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CarterJune 6, 2013
    Prepare to stand in line. My only quibble. Would love crispier fries. That's it. Perfect hot dog
  • Angelica L.
    Angelica LaoApril 13, 2013
    Best hot dogs ever!!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SalazarMarch 11, 2013
    Double Dog!!!!
  • Chrissie S.
    Chrissie SadowskiMarch 9, 2013
    Best Dogs around! !
  • Marilyn L.
    Marilyn LGMarch 2, 2013
    No ketchup...never ever. And CA$H only!!!!!
  • Edgar
    EdgarFebruary 25, 2013
    Best way to end the weekend!! NK17!!!!
  • Jen B.
    Jen BengtsonFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Mustard & easy onions is where it's at!
  • Eric S.
    Eric StrubharFebruary 15, 2013
    Best hot dog ever!!
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BarberJanuary 26, 2013
    Awesome as always!
  • Bruce W.
    Bruce Winche'llJanuary 25, 2013
    Ok steamed hot dog. The area is run down like hot dog stand. I think it is better in childhood memories than it really is. As an adult making a first visit it's just ok.
  • 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.
  • Zeze A.
    Zeze AiyashNovember 3, 2012
    ask for ketchup
  • Kaitlyn T.
    Kaitlyn TunziOctober 21, 2012
    Seriously to die for. Best hot dogs ever! Make sure you don't ask for ketchup and definitely try their tamales, too!
  • Mary W.
    Mary WoodsOctober 16, 2012
    Great place for old fashioned chicago hotdogs w/fries.
  • Natalie N.
    Natalie Nedza-McPeekOctober 15, 2012
    Don't ask for ketchup!!
  • Steve J.
    Steve JoyceOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't know why, but they are starting to skimp on the fries. Not a good idea.
  • Andrea J.
    Andrea JacksonAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Be sure to get s double dog with everything...
  • Dee H.
    Dee HibbardAugust 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    You know the rule: don't bring your ketchup in the door (but keep in your car!). Cheapest and best hot dog's I've had -way preferred to East Coast dogs. Always get some on the way back from O'Hare!
    Downvoted 2 days ago
  • pamela g.
    pamela gormanJuly 8, 2012
    Meh... Do it so u can check it off your list. But tamale is gross prepackaged deal (think food u buy at gas station) and hot dog was packaged such that it was crushed to small gooey mess within min.
  • April L.
    April LJune 29, 2012
    The food was great will go back for a second time!!!!!!!!
  • Sithfredo R.
    Sithfredo RiveraJune 20, 2012
    BRING CASH and Don't ask for ketchup. They will tell you to go to the McDonald's next door. Don't believe me. Try it.
  • Cary
    CaryJune 18, 2012
    This place fucking rocks!! Cheap priced Vienna hot dogs, awesome fries, and great tamales. I usually get a double dog with a tamale... I believe they are open till 2 am. A Chicago great..
  • Andrea J.
    Andrea JacksonMay 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a double dog...
  • Nation's Restaurant News
    One of the top Chicago dining picks to visit during the 2012 NRA Show from the Nation's Restaurant News editorial team! Read more
  • Dave O.
    Dave OApril 20, 2012
    Let's hope they feel as strongly about being faithful to their spouses as they do the no ketchup on hot dog thing.
  • Nick V.
    Nick VillarrealApril 1, 2012
    Try the hot dog.
  • April
    AprilMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Order grape and orange pop mixed! Its the best!!
  • Angela B.
    Angela BendMarch 22, 2012
    Cash only, NEVER ask for ketchup, and even though the line looks long, it goes fast and is well worth the wait!
  • Tee P.
    Tee PanMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Place your order.....MOVE DOWN to pay or order drinks. Tell the cashier your total number of dawgs.ENJOY
  • Tee P.
    Tee PanMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Most Awesome hot dogs in Chicago. Since Rachel Ray put it in her magazine the lines are crazy long! Try coming during the week
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 28, 2012
    Do not ask for ketchup when you order one of the legendary slender, snappy hot dogs that come topped with a fistful of fries at this SRO institution that’s been serving ’em up since 1951. Read more
  • Ishel David M.
    Ishel David Montes RochaDecember 7, 2016
    La combinación de las papas y los chiles en el Hot Dog...deliciosos!!! El tamaño es regular, pero con dos tienes.
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