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Wholly Joe's Chicago Eatery - Polaris

1182 E Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035-8618
+1 614-430-9441
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“italian beef” (13 reviews)
“chicago dog” (4 reviews)
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American, Pizza
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1182 E Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035-8618
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Bad news it’s closed. We drove by and it’s official. Wholey Joe’s is permanently closed 😔 Let’s hope something else comes back to Ohio that brings back good ole fashioned Chicago cooking.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank surfingredneck
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I love their Chicago style dogs with all the toppings. They are just as good as those I've eaten in Chicago, but I only have to travel a short distance. I'm partial to the Maxwell Street Polish hot dog. Their deep dish pizza is pretty...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AceBucki
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

If you like Chicago style Italian Beefs, dogs and pizza visit Wholly Joe’s. After coming from IL and missing Italian Beefs with hot peppers, mozzarella and lightly dipped, this was a sigh of relief for my palate. It’s just like I had in Chicago. Even...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank surfingredneck
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Found this place a couple of years ago and fell in love with it. The hot dogs and deep pizza is the best.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank nba3pointplay
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

One of the keys to great service is the attention to detail. It's the small things that matter. Wholly Joe goes the extra step. For example in the restrooms they actually provide a footstool for children to get up to the sink to wash their...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 6 July 2017

First the hours listed in Trip Advisor are incorrect. They are open until 9:00pm Tuesday - Thursday, until 10pm on Friday and Saturday, 8pm on Sunday. Closed Mondays. We had the Chicago dog. Great taste and surprise it's a skin hotdog. Got a small fry...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank closch7
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Not from Chicago but traveled there frequently. I have had Al's (hated it), Gold Cost (pretty good) and Portillos (Mecca) and I would rank Wholly Joe's only behind Portillos. Great sandwich! The Wholly Joe extra gravy with hot peppers is to die for! I have...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank ohstbuckis
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Some of us may be considered "snobs" when it comes to Chicago dogs. I regret that I am one of those snobs. I expect the cosmic green relish, the sport peppers, and a hot dog that "pops" when I bite into it. They come pretty...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

As a Chicago girl I was hoping I found a home run. Not quite! Had the beef with peppers. Pretty good I would recommend. Chicago style dig cold and not much better than Sonic Chicago dog. Fries are crinkle cut which could be upgraded and...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank yvettekent
Reviewed 20 October 2016

First time eating here. I ordered the Chicago Hot Dog, fries, and diet coke. I have never been outside of the Chicago area and got a good Chicago Hot Dog. First time. Their Chicago Hot Dog was as good as anyone I had ever had...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank JeffreyTravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1182 E Powell Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035-8618
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lewis Center
  • Phone Number: +1 614-430-9441
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