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Michael's Chicago Style Red Hots

1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
+1 847-826-9021
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

This place is great. Everyone from Highland Park has been here before. They just remodeled it so it looks very nice now. I come here very often.

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Title says it all , been going here for over 35 years.. Alway good , all the time. If not into burgers or hot dogs try their terriyaki chicken sandwich ,, very good and excellent shakes too

Thank dpint1300
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Like many locals who have frequented Michael's for years, I was looking forward to the remodeling of the stuck in the nineties restaurant. Well.... their intentions may have been good but, in actual day to day functioning, confusing, frustrating and their prices have gone up!...More

Thank PamDSapphireSky
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

PamDSapphireSky- Good afternoon! Thank you for being a loyal customer of Michael’s. We appreciate your business, and your feedback! As you discovered during your recent visit, we completed a major renovation this summer at Michael’s. We renovated our operations at the same time. Our goal...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Chicago with three things on my itinerary: romance, sightseeing, and sampling some of Chicago's world-famous hot dogs. The first two having been checked off my list, I ventured to Michael's after hearing about their renowned Chicago-style dogs. I was not disappointed! Michael's...More

Thank The-Count-of-Tuscany
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I haven't been here in a while. It is usually so busy that it sometimes causes me to not go in. This evening, it was at a slow moment so we went in. We could not decide what to eat, there were so many good...More

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We go here sometimes and the food is good. We don't eat meat, but their salads, potatoes, and tuna steaks are good. They specialize in hot dogs which I heard were food, but can't talk from experience. Overall, this is a pretty good restaurant.

Thank Maxwell G
Reviewed 20 November 2016

One of the last decent kosher style hot dog places in highland park, Good dog's and sandwhiches. Happy employees and good service. Decent fries

Thank niceguyfromchi
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A delight for anyone who loves hot dogs, french fries, and steak sandwiches.For the health conscious great chopped salads. Great for families with any age children.

Thank Sparky399
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place..the kids get buffalo burgers and perfect fries and we usually get the skirt steak. We've eaten at most of the well known restaurants in the city and HP...but no one makes a better skirt steak. My daughter has celiac and must...More

Thank Karine B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

They recently remodeled the site and introduced a new "ordering system" that seems to delete the previous chaos. Food still good with generous portions. Pick to order salad bar still popular. Remodel now includes several many more HD TV sets so I would imagine a...More

Thank Joel L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
10:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-826-9021
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We've been serving the community for over 40 years. We recently renovated and offer accommodations for private events 7 days a week. We are open for lunch & dinner and serve beer, wine & signature cocktails everyday, all day! Our space and menu and kid and family friendly and our large menu offers options from everyone. Gluten-free options are available!
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