Taste the famous cuisine of our city at any of these highly recommended joints…
1. Hot Dog! There are some great options for encased meats and the famous Chicago Style Dog (yellow mustard, chopped white onion, neon green relish, tomato slices, kosher dill pickle spear, “sport peppers”, celery salt, on a sesame seed bun). We recommend our neighborhood Chicago Doghouse for their delicious gourmet take on hot dogs (also, get the frips, a cross between a french frie & a potato chip). Also, check out the famous Hot Doug’s which is notorious for long lines but most excellent hot dogs (they also serve duck fat fries on weekends). Avg. hot dog: $5.
Chicago has quite a few trademark foods. We are here to inform you of some delicious encased meats, try any of these outstanding options for hot dogs.
Chicago Dog House.
WHO LET THE DOGS…oh sorry, I will spare you the overused & outdated pop culture reference and instead inform you why you should eat hot dogs at Chicago Dog House. This place serves some of the best unique & traditional sausages around. Whether it’s the German Shepherd (sauerkraut & swiss) or a perfect Chicago Style (mustard, onion, sport peppers, relish, and a pickle) try this place. Also, it’s a 5 minute walk from the hostel’s front door on the way to the train station at 816 W Fullerton Ave. Try their excellent frips, a cross between a french fry & a potato chip.
Behold, these restaurants are notorious for line waiting & awkward moments standing near doorways, BUT these establishments are also prominently known for their most excellent dishes. Leave a little early and enjoy….
Great Lake does not imply pizza, but that’s surely what they specialize in. Although it’s not massive Chicago style, it’ll be some of the most memorable, their crust is thin & airy and the pie melts in your mouth. Lines tend to be long partly due to the eaterie’s small size; the price begins around $25 but the specialty pizzas are way worth the rate. Indulge at 1477 W Balmoral Ave. BYOB.
Whether you’re in the market for a Chicago-style dog (pickles, sport peppers, mustard, onions, sweet relish & a dash of celery salt) or just a darn good hot dog, grab a bite at one or all these places:
Conveniently located near the Fullerton train station (a 5 minute walk from our hostel), this place knows how to prepare delicious hot dogs. The Chicago Doghouse has a vast & tasty specialty menu of encased meats. Also, we recommend their homemade chips known as “frips.”