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Bugsy's Chicago Dogs

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311 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-5115
+1 618-242-3647
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Ballwin, Missouri
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653 reviews
499 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

The food here was genuinely extraordinarily good. I rarely give 5 stars but this one deserves it. This place requires a "detour" off the interstate to reach it, but it is totally worth it. The chicago dog was the best I have ever had in every respect. So was the polish sausage. The fries were simply superb. I thought they... More 

Thank John E
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

So I just moved to Mt Vernon from chicago, where I have resided for the last 22 years of my life, and was excited to see bugsys Chicago dog, thrilled that I didn't have to make a 5 hour trip to taste delicious chicagoan food I quickly pulled in and ordered an Italian beef and a tamale, first off, the... More 

4 Thank Joshua B
McLeansboro, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 August 2015

My grandfather and I drove from Centrailia to have an awesome actual Chicago dog experience and we loved every bit of it.

1 Thank Aric w W
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

I love hotdogs, so I was very excited for them to open. We tried it during the first few months and weren't impressed. We chalked it up to new restaurant jitters. I ordered a chili cheese dog, I was not impressed with my dog, the chili was good. We went back a second time and my food was incorrect. My... More 

1 Thank Ljcopple
Texico, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I am seldom on the East Side of Mount Vernon but it usually doesn't change much over time so I was fairly surprised years ago to see a new place to eat there called Bugsy's Chicago Dogs. The name intrigued me. I have only been to Chicago once so I wouldn't know a Chicago hot dog from any other city... More 

3 Thank Morticia A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 June 2015

We went here for lunch while we were in Mt. Vernon. We ordered Chicago dogs. All the hot dogs come with fries. Couldn't believe it at that price! Good dogs, good fries, good chili and cheese (we got them on our fries.) Drinks are all canned. They even have a drive thru.

Thank inorg27
Ile de Re, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Quarter pound hot-dog, home-made fry's & a pop for 6 bucks. Great deal & unique atmosphere. They top the quality hot-dog with whatever you want. Fast, friendly, & clean, it was so much better than the chain fast foods. I loved the home-made fry's! You can't find them on every corner.

1 Thank Patty Z
Newaygo, Michigan
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014

After scheduling an overnight stay in Mt. Vernon, we looked on Trip Advisor for ideas on where to eat. My husband loves Chicago Hot Dogs and gets them whenever they are available, so that was vote #1. I love Gyros, so that was vote #2 and we entered Bugsy's into the GPS and learned it was less than 3 miles... More 

2 Thank Whitetail37
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2014

We had a very good experience here! The atmosphere was great. It was very clean, and the food was delicious! I'm a vegetarian, and I'm loved the vegetarian pita and Greek salad. I'm excited to try the vegetarian special on Fridays. The staff was almost very friendly. We get a great deal too. Great food, large portions, and cheap prices!

1 Thank AngieJac
Mount Vernon, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Very clean, the lady behind the counter was very patient and kind. She was very helpful and willing to answer any questions. My husband has been wanting an Italian beef for a while now; but we were unsure of where to get one. Well now we found the perfect place. Prices are good for the amount of food you receive.... More 

3 Thank Elizabeth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Broadway St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 618-242-3647

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?