Hot Doug's

restaurants / American

Hot Doug's information

Chicago , USA
Address
Street 3324 N California Ave
Telephone
+1 773 279 9550
Getting there
metro Blue Line to California to bus 52
More information
www.hotdougs.com
Prices
mains $3-9
Opening hours
10:30am-4pm Mon-Sat
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Lonely Planet review

Doug is the most famous weenie maker in town, and deservedly so. He serves multiple hot dog styles (Polish, bratwursts, Chicago) cooked multiple hot dog ways (char grilled, deep fried, steamed). Confused? He’ll explain it all. While the chatty Cubs lover is renowned for his gourmet ‘haute dogs’ – say blue-cheese pork with cherry cream sauce or sesame-ginger duck – his old-school, Chicago-style frankfurter remains the top seller.

On Friday and Saturday, Doug offers his popular fries cooked in duck fat. Unless you arrive before 10:45am, the line will be snaking out the door no matter what day it is. Don't worry: it's a good-natured gathering, with folks even known to burst into a group sing-along. Cash only.