Hot Doug's

Hot Doug's

(Now Closed)
Hot Dog Joint
3324 N California Ave (at Roscoe St), Chicago, IL 60618, United States
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Outdoor Seating:
Total Visitors
Total Visits
  • What you need to know
    Ghostly International
    Rare wild game, intensely flavorful encased meats and toppings.(14 Tips)
    Mark B.
    Go on the weekend to get the duck fat fries.(33 Tips)
    Sandra H.
    Foie Gras and Sauterne Sausage with Duck Fat Fries.(30 Tips)
    Jonathan H.
    Order the duck sausage topped with foie gras mousse & truffle aioli.(10 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Recent
  • Popular

245 tips. Filter by taste:

  • all tips
  • hot dogs
  • duck fat fries
  • foie gras
  • encased meats
  • sausage
  • gras mousse
  • Chicago dogs
  • corn dogs
  • trendy
  • wild boar
  • spicy food
  • great value
  • breakfast food
  • good for a quick meal
  • pork
  • family-friendly
  • bagels
  • grits
  • bright
  • beef
  •  ℋumorous

    OUT OF BUSINESS!!! Dispute being featured on Anthony Bourdain's show, they failed. That's what happens when you don't take Amex!

     ℋumorous · April 25
  • Andrew W.

    Really enjoyed their dogs. Its sad to see them go

    Andrew White · January 3
  • Mike D.

    RIP. Everything was delicious.

    Mike D · October 6, 2014
  • Davin L.

    Gourmet dogs are the best!

    Davin Loh · October 3, 2014
  • Dana J.

    Last day. Ordered 8 different things with my lunch partner. Loved 5, liked 2, only 1 that I didn't enjoy. Those are some good odds. Glad we made the trek/wait before it closes at the end of the week.

    Dana Jensen · September 29, 2014
  • Ricky S.

    The "Duck Fat" fries are a must. Can't go wrong with the special dog of the day.

    Ricky Sherrill · September 27, 2014
  • Sarah C.

    Big fan of the Everything on the normal dogs. Celebrity special and foie gras also quite good. Come at 9:30 and save yourself 2 hours in the line

    Sarah Chang · September 23, 2014
  • Christopher N.

    It's the second to last week, expect lines for your hot dogs, even at 9am on Tuesday.

    Christopher Nyren · September 23, 2014
  • Anamaria H.

    Tried 6 and I recommend the Foie Gras, the Alligator, and the Rattlesnake. 6 hot dogs cut in 2 worked well for 2 hungry girls.

    Anamaria Hernandez · September 21, 2014
  • Jeff C.

    Too bad they are closing

    Jeff Carter · September 18, 2014
  • John L.

    There are no tricks to beating the lines anymore. Ever since Doug announced he is closing they have been insane. Be prepared to wait . . . a long time.

    John Liotta · September 16, 2014
  • Christopher J.

    My favorite sausage stand in the world. Gonna miss this place

    Christopher Jones · September 14, 2014
  • Chris S.

    Come here before 10/3/14 or don't come here at all. Bring your appetite and maybe an AED.

    Chris Steele · September 12, 2014
  • Marco G.

    Order in a tapas style if you go with a big group. Duck fat fries are a must however the Foie Gras isn't for everyone. The Dog and Bo Derek were my fav along with the special BBQ Dog

    Marco G · September 6, 2014
  • Duncan P.

    Hot dougs are so good they ruined hot dogs for me. Ill never find another one this good again

    Duncan PJ · September 2, 2014
  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Hot Doug's as seen on America's Best , Heat Seekers , No Reservations , Food Paradise Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Andy G.

    Best corn dog I've ever had. Love the specials. So sad it's closing.

    Andy Gorczyca · August 22, 2014
  • Joan M.

    Didn't love my gourmet dog: drove an hour, waited 2.5 hrs, drove 1.25 hours to get home. Got it off my bucket list, was fun - I wish I just ordered a regular old hot dog

    Joan Morrissy · August 17, 2014
  • Shannon L.

    Make sure you arrive BY 4 PM. They DO cut the line and I watched a ton of people get turned away.

    Shannon Lynch · August 14, 2014
  • Kevin N.

    By far the best hot dog, sausage, corn dog and 3 hour line experience you'll ever have. Enjoy it while you still can.

    Kevin Newman · August 13, 2014
  • Karsten M.

    fire dog and cheese fries

    Karsten McVay · August 12, 2014
  • Polo T.

    Come here before they close for good! Cash only, their specialty dogs are AWESOME.

    Polo Tran · August 12, 2014
  • Arnab D.

    At the legend before it leaves

    Arnab Das · August 11, 2014
  • Joe G.

    Foie gras and Sauternes sausage is a must order. Hurry, get there before they close in October!!!

    Joe G · August 11, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    this place is a joke and everyone who stands in the line is a joke too. if you are from out of town its okay as long as you take a bus there or something.

    Hillman Philistia · August 7, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    this weekend, buy duck fat from treasure island, buy potatoes, fry.

    Hillman Philistia · August 7, 2014
  • Hillman P.

    you can call your order and pick it up.

    Hillman Philistia · August 7, 2014
  • Joe D.

    Get there before October because they are closing for good. Be prepared to stand in line but it is sooo worth it!

    Joe Dix · August 7, 2014
  • Mark B.

    Go on the weekend to get the duck fat fries. Be prepared to wait in line though.

    Mark Brouch · August 7, 2014
  • Noah M.

    They will make a ripper (a deep fried dog where the skin rips open) if you ask

    Noah Manion · August 7, 2014
  • Joseph M.

    Fantastic hot dogs! But they close for good on October 3rd, so don't miss them. Get there well before they open, you can wait multiple hours to get seated if you wait until midday to arrive.

    Joseph Money · July 21, 2014
  • Karen L.

    If you're by Door 31, your wait is about 2.5 hours

    Karen Lao 🔱 · July 18, 2014
  • Krystal L.

    Monday afternoon - not worth the wait.

    Krystal LaFontaine · July 15, 2014
  • Ricky S.

    Duck Fat Fries......😍

    Ricky Sherrill · July 10, 2014
  • David S.

    "Permanent Vacation" starts October 4. Enjoy while you can.

    David Strasser · July 4, 2014
  • David S.

    Without a doubt one of Chicago's best and most unique restaurants. Wait in the line and order more than you think you need.

    David Strasser · July 4, 2014
  • Marita T.

    Shrimp n grit is the best.

    Marita Tantivirasut · June 28, 2014
  • Everyday

    Cash only. Pretty overpriced for a hotdog...I wouldn't recommend this if you're from Chicago.

    Everyday · June 15, 2014
  • James S.

    Definitely worth waiting for. They don't take debit but they will do delicious.

    James Saint-Clark · May 30, 2014
  • Raksha R.

    I spent 4 hrs of my life on Hot Doug's and regret nothing even though it was 37 degrees in May. L: grilled Paul Simonon w/Portuguese Linguiça toppings. R: fried/grilled Paul Simonon w/everything.

    Raksha Ravikumar · May 17, 2014
  • David S.

    I've done a survey. 68% of the customers here chew with their mouths wide open.

    David Schaffer · May 8, 2014
  • K. K.

    Hot Doug's, is closing permanently on Oct. 3, owner Doug Sohn confirmed today (May 7, 2014). Get in here while you can!

    K. K. · May 7, 2014
  • K Rese S.

    FYI this place officially closes on 10/4.

    K Rese Smith · May 6, 2014
  • Laura R.

    We went later in the afternoon on a Friday and the wait was less than 30 minutes

    Laura Russell · May 3, 2014
  • Peter M.

    Look up the menu on your phone...they update it daily and I don't want to see you wavering with Doug in your sights.

    Peter McQueen · May 1, 2014
  • Jeff O.

    Getting a regular dog is a rookie mistake. Get a haute dog and see what the place is all about.

    Jeff Orlick · March 23, 2014
  • Bruno V.

    Chicago's Best one

    Bruno Valadão · March 5, 2014
  • burak o.

    Yediğim en iyi hot doug :) öfff

    burak ozek · January 2, 2014
  • Tony C.

    Closed from dec 23rd to jan 7th.. :(

    Tony Chau · December 28, 2013
  • Tim M.

    Specials are updated on every day. Check out the list while you're standing in line outside!

    Tim Messer · December 21, 2013

Appears on 788 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.