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3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
+1 847-673-0100
10:30 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 10:30 - 20:30
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A Skokie landmark, Poochie's has great burgers and fries. Truly "old school". The special meal options are a great value. Even when you call ahead, you still have to wait, but it is worth the wait.

Thank Kathleen R
Level Contributor
275 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

After growing up in Chicago and then moving away, the first item that we eat is a Chicago hot dog. Poochie's are some of the best. They have all the original components, not like the ones that you get out of town without the right kind of hot dog or relish. These are the all the right elements. Every time... More 

Thank QueenMimi
Level Contributor
396 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Sure there are lots of options for 'Chicago fast food' but this one is right at the top...... Excellent char dogs, hand cut well done fries and great char burgers. No Portillo's boiled dog or frozen fries here! Authentic local fare in a nicer than average setting, since the move years ago. Their fries are half the price of those... More 

Thank Chicagonative_7
Emory, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I have not been to the Chicago area in a couple of years but was just there visiting family and had to go to Poochie's for a grilled dog. It did no let me down. Dog was great and the cheese fries were were good. Has a lot of history in the area and I recommend stopping in if in... More 

Thank texasd2014
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Stopped in once for a quick carryout meal and watched a worker ringing up sales at the cash register, then without donning gloves or washing her hands, she started picking up sandwiches with those same hands and wrapping them. either management approves of this lack of basic food handler sanitation or the supervision and training are poor. I will not... More 

Thank David D
Evanston, Illinois
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have never had a better burger. This is, of course, a matter of opinion, but that's mine. I grew up in the neighborhood, my parents took me to Poochies and I've never stopped coming. The service is fast, the place is clean and the food is delicious.

Thank Lesli Z
Thousand Oaks, California
Level Contributor
167 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It is more than just a hot dog restaurant. They also serve hamburgers, veggie burgers, etc. Hot dogs come with many toppings. Good Vienna brand hot dogs. This is a classic Chicago hot dog place. Cute Chicago sports memorabilia.. Our granddaughter loved the milk shake with their hot dog. Do not put ketchup on your hot dog. If you do... More 

Thank slr_7
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My dad grew up in Skokie but moved away as a teenager. This past month the whole family was returning to Skokie for a family reunion, so he got on a social networking group for Skokie residents and asked "Where can I find the best Chicago style hot dogs in Skokie?" The answer from the group was unequivocally "Poochie's", so... More 

Thank BWEsq
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
3,148 reviews
2,458 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 526 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Located in a mini strip mall with enough parking, Poochie's is a smaller restaurant that seats about 35 - 40. It does not have a huge menu. We tried a bacon cheddar dog and a cheddar burger with onion rings. The hot dog was good and the rings were huge. The burger was a little over char-grilled for my taste,... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Poochie's is one of our family's favorite places for great sandwiches. (We actually travel 10 miles to get there from home - and it is well worth the trip!) Grilled salami, Cheddar Burger and Grilled BBQ Chicken sandwich are our faves. Every sandwich is made to order any way you like it with all the fixins' you could want. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
10:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3602 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-673-0100

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