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Jody's Hot Dogs

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326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
+1 815-729-0251
10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Palatine, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got the buffalo chicken sandwich THIS time!! Always get the garlic fries!! The staff is super friendly and the owner goes out of his way to make you feel like fam!! Love this place!!

Thank illhumanati
Joliet, Illinois
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59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am local and the women in my office order food from here frequently and say good things about it. Just had my first time there last week and was less than impressed. Maybe it was what I chose? I got a chef salad which was just ok, the vegetables and other ingredients were chopped HUGE making it rather difficult... More 

1 Thank Adesso23
Lincoln, Nebraska
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We come from Lincoln Ne. and this is always our first stop even over White Castle which is one of my favorites. My husbands uncle owned the original Bozas hot dog stand in Lockport. The Boz hot dog are a copycat of this original place. Anyway JODY'S has it down to a science. The tamales and fries are also excellent.... More 

1 Thank PJB623
Arnold, Missouri
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Since living in Joliet, I have been to Jody's several times, both alone and with my family when they visit. It was one of the first places I ever ate at when moving here and I've been coming ever since! Their Italian Beef is some of the best in Joliet and their homemade fries are good, too. My dad says... More 

3 Thank Zach A
Joliet, IL USA
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

We've been going to Jody's for hot dogs for quite some some, and we think they're pretty good. Much better than that "other" place over on Jefferson Street. So when someone suggested that Jody's had a fried cod dinner on Friday night during Lent that rivaled the best places in town we decided to try it. They couldn't have been... More 

Thank VijogeJoliet_ILUSA
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Love eating at Jody's when we're in the area. My youngest loves the cheese dogs. We also love the burgers, gyros & hand cut fries!!! Friendly staff as well!

1 Thank Ebeth354
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I have eaten at two of their establishments and both were fantastic! The hot dog stand has a great selection of treats to choose from. Dogs, Burgers, Beefers and Gyros are all expertly created by a staff that genuinely cares about your meal. GET THE LOADED FRIES! The recently opened restaurant prepares most of the stand-byes, but adds several gourmet... More 

2 Thank Jolietjim
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Visit this establishment 3 times a month. Specifically for the Chicago style dog and what I consider the best fries in town. Other menu items as burgers,gyros are also good but I come back ultimately for the dog and fries.

2 Thank Paul S
Joliet, Illinois
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

I've been here many times over the years and the hot dogs and fries are great. The dogs are very fresh and the fries can't be beat. Staff is very friendly

4 Thank nursemom2700
Joliet, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

nothing special what you would expect from a hot dog joint Good place to stop for a quick bit to eat

Thank tye n

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-0251

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