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Jim's Original Hot Dog

Hot Dog Joint$$$$
University Village - Little Italy, Chicago
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  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 7, 2015
    Jim's Original is a Chicago hot dog mainstay on the Near West Side. We've described Jim's Original's Vienna beef hot dogs and complimentary fries as the perfect hangover cure. Read more
  • Damien W.
    Damien WilliamsAugust 8, 2012
    Best polish ever. A good place to go when you had a bit to drink. Also don't let the line fool you. Service is lightning fast.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 16, 2013
    Best known for its solid Polish sausage heaped with sautéed onions and mustard, don't forget about the bone-in pork chop sandwich.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Except for a brief period when relocating to Union Avenue, Jim’s Original is the longest continuously operating hot dog stand to have once served the hungry patrons of Maxwell Street Market. Read more
  • al v.
    al viciedoJuly 16, 2010
    Get the Polish Sausage, skip the hot dog. Free fries with EVERY order! Amazing Polish Sausage, authentic Chicago.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Carla A.
    Carla AApril 20, 2014
    Absolutely delish! Every order comes with fries, they accept debit and credit cards, and it's cheap!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    “A Chicago dog with the works” lets your server know that you want an all-beef hot dog in a poppyseed bun, served with all the toppings that make a Chicago-style dog famous. Read more
  • 🍀♎️ ChiReddGotInk😘😊
    🍀♎️ ChiReddGotInk😘😊September 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I am EXCITED they accept debit cards because I don't carry cash &&&&& haven't had them in a long time I can say my 14$ was worth it especially after work
  • Erika D.
    Best polish sausage in Chicago. Their fries have a good flavor too. Very authentic Chicago.
  • Monica O.
    Monica O'KeefeJune 1, 2011
    If you are a tourist done behave like one! Order the polish all the way and get out of the line or b shouted at!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 16, 2013
    The original Maxwell Street stand may have moved a few times, but it's still a classic.
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterJune 30, 2015
    Their Maxwell Street polish sausages, with onions and sport peppers, are a true taste of Chicago.
  • ShyInTheCity
    ShyInTheCityDecember 29, 2012
    This is a MUST HAVE in Chicago! Anything on the menu is great! Lived here for 20+yrs #JewTown
  • 'Juanette A.
    I absolutely love the pork chop sandwiches & polishes. My absolute favorites! 😉
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel K.July 14, 2011
    there's two pairs of lines - each has one line to order and another to pick up and pay - don't get in the line with the cash register first
  • Lucky Peach
    Lucky PeachOctober 15, 2015
    WHAT TO EAT: Polish sausage, deep-fried pork chop sandwich with griddled onions and pickled peppers. For full review, click Read more. Read more
  • Patrice B.
    Patrice BrazilOctober 13, 2015
    Best French fries - best polish sausage and I don't know why - the other place is a poor second
  • Cj V.
    Cj ValentinoJuly 30, 2011
    Legendary don't expect anything but good quick greasy food and you'll be uber happy THE BEST AFTA SPOT
  • Nikkia J S.
    Nikkia J SmithJune 15, 2015
    Didn't like the hot dog and didn't care for the mild sauce... First time here & I was disappointed but I will be back to try something different! Very optimistic!
  • Larry P.
    Larry PyrzMarch 14, 2013
    Pork chop with grilled onions and mustard is great "pig out" fare.
  • Thai V.
    Thai VargasApril 29, 2012
    All sandwiches come w/ fries...warning for any dieters out there!! But they're so good!
  • Latasha B.
    Latasha BrownAugust 16, 2015
    Polish dogs are amazing just like when I was a little girl. Brings back memories.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GalindoFebruary 16, 2013
    Ask for them to deep fry your polish for a bit. Do it.
  • Steve K.
    Steve KunkaAugust 7, 2014
    Polish Sausage and cheesesburger for lunch
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HeathJune 14, 2011
    Open 24 hours, right next to UIC, every drunk college students dream!
  • Dereald M.
    Dereald MAugust 22, 2015
    Hot dogs and polish sausages.
  • t j.
    t jNovember 21, 2010
    Ive been coming for yrs, hung over, need a quick bite or just to late to cook...Jim's got ya covered!
  • Beverly A.
    Beverly ArmsteadJuly 29, 2013
    The chicken beast is really good!
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Buses serve the Halsted | Rochford stop (one block west) 24 hours a day. Read more
  • Nate J.
    Nate JonesFebruary 27, 2011
    If you come by taxi, don't let it go. No cabs in this part of town.
  • Prince O.
    Prince OnyeiseNovember 17, 2014
    I like to order the Polish without the peppers
  • David W.
    David WeathersbySeptember 3, 2015
    Classic hot dog spot in Chicago.
  • michelle
    michelleSeptember 5, 2011
    key to eating those damn peppers take out the white seeds (:
  • Tywond H.
    Tywond HamiltonJune 22, 2013
    You have to bite the pepper after every bite of your polish.
  • Malvene
    MalveneSeptember 19, 2011
    Great Chi-dogs...what else do you want?
  • Karen H.
    Karen HornSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the cheeseburger, polish or pork chop sandwich
  • Krystal M.
    Krystal MangulabnanAugust 19, 2011
    Show your UIC iCard an get a free can of pop!
  • Winston
    WinstonDecember 20, 2011
    The fish sandwich is surprisingly good.
  • Elder James B.
    Best polish sausages in the world
  • Gary B.
    Gary BenderOctober 14, 2011
    Flame ass food..the peppers r hotter then that thang lol
  • lucy :.
    lucy :)January 5, 2013
    Fish sandwich hits the spot every time
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WhiteDecember 21, 2014
    Decent hot dogs and the price is right
  • Son E.
    Son E.May 9, 2012
    Delicious Chicago Style Hotdogs.
  • Jenn K.
    Jenn KimJanuary 1, 2014
    Way better fries than Maxwell's!!!
  • Contessa G.
    Contessa GibsonJanuary 8, 2012
    A sincere favorite of mine.
  • Arthur L.
    Great Polish and fries
  • Justice W.
    Justice Wordlaw IVJanuary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cheeseburger is that good
  • Smokkee S.
    Smokkee SingletonMay 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Whoever the Mayor is here, he or she better watch out!!! This is my spot!
  • Eddie W.
    Eddie WilliamsDecember 13, 2014
    Best ever hot dogs
  • Rick E F.
    Cheap, fast n tasty.
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