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Gene & Jude's

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2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
+1 708-452-7634
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time. Skinny hot dogs with all natural casings, so you get that snap when you bite in. Don't you datw ask for ketchup - they don't have it anyway. Menu is simple - dogs, fries, tamales & sodas. Even a big line goes quick. Every dog comes with hand cut fries. We got 2 double dogs... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
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302 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot dogs, fries, diet coke. It does not get any more simple than this. Cash only, no tables, eat in your car or use one of the stand-up rail counters in the restaurant. Hot dogs are hot dogs, but it is the experience that is a 5.

1 Thank JBretteD
Chicago IL
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rachel Ray rated these hot dogs the best. They are steamed and served on poppy seed buns with your choice of mustard relish onion and sport pepper (hot). Don't even think about asking for ketchup. The dogs are served with fresh cut fries piled on and wrapped up tightly. The dogs are Vienna brand with a snap when you bite... More 

1 Thank Nancy T
Orange, Virginia
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a quick lunch, a VERY popular spot. They do it simple and well. The "loaded" dogs were very good.

1 Thank Montvue
Huntington Park, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, except there is no where to sit. Overall an awesome experience. A must to go to before leaving Chicago.

1 Thank cheesey323
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

The best hot.dog.place.around with the best greasy fries ...don't ask for ketchup ...lines are.long.but they go fast and opened till.late on weekends

1 Thank karen k
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This Hot Dog Joint only serves hot dogs, tamales, fries and soda but I never miss going there when we land in Chicago. The taste of the mustard, the onions, nice crunchy hot dog and the best fries surrounding the entire bun for under 4 bucks is like an addiction each time we visit Chicago. We also stop there on... More 

1 Thank chgohotdog
Ofallon, mo
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from a trip to Chicago for Chicago hot dogs. They were delicious and came with excellent French fries. We did not order them but the tamales looked great as well!

1 Thank Kjgage
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wow! The BEST hotdog I have had in Chicago in the 30 years! Make sure you have cash and willing to stand at a bar if you eat there.

1 Thank Laura V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

No frills. EXCELLENT!!!!! Vienna hot dogs with fresh cut Fries. I think they are the world's best. You can get a dog with fries for only $2.93. 3/17.

1 Thank Dorothy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-7634

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