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Gene & Jude's

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2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171
+1 708-452-7634
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Downers Grove
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been coming here since the 60's. It seems recently they changed a few things. Poppy seed buns are gone and I know Vienna dogs, they didn't look or taste like them at all.

Thank Dino S
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the long lines when you go here. I have never waited more than 15 minutes on the most crowded of lines. Prices are very good, It is cash only. The selections are limited but good. A large parking lot and there never seems to be a time when it is not busy. They have a system... More 

1 Thank George K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I drive 13 miles each way just to dine on Gene and Jude's hot dogs. It world famous, I have met people from all over when I go there. Fair warning, no ketchup to be found anywhere in the shop. P.S. As I said in the title, Hot dogs are their specialty. And they they have the best fries in... More 

Thank reverendgftravel
Memphis, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has always been the best when it comes to hot dogs. Fast pace on serving the food. The history it has on being one of the best in the area. People from all over the Chicagoland area comes to the place just to spend about $2.40 on hot dogs and fries (with no KETCHUP!!).

Thank Noe S
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a small fast food joint. No sit down dining or fancy food. Just a plain ol great hot dog! You can pick it up to go or stand up and eat it there. I recommend eating it there. These hot dogs were amazing. The sport peppers and fries on top of the dog kick it up a... More 

Thank jsotox3
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my teenagers to this hot dog joint and it was love at first sight.....for them! The "dogs" are so good.....but I gave it five starts because of the overall experience. It's great to have that "go back in time" feeling. The no-frills, stand in line, no seating, chatty workers made us feel like it was sixty years (or... More 

Thank RegTerry
Medinah, Illinois
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Just returned from Gene and Jude's ..stopped there a million times in the past...Always a treat...This time..Terrible...The hot dog was like eating RUBBER..and could NOT be chewed..we had to spit it out.. Talked to employee..and he said..they are having issues with supplier..Better correct the issues..we will not return..ever!! WAS A GOOD PLACE,,not anymore..They are terrible.

Thank anen1110
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

There's not much to say except this is the best hot dog ever. There isn't a single thing wrong with the place. The food is amazing the price is right and the atmosphere is perfect. Just be prepared to wait in a long line especially on the weekends. Don't worry though, it's part of the experience!

Thank emilyjoy117
Campinas, SP
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The double one with everything is amazing. Very cheap, fast and easy to park. If you are at Rosemont, dont miss this hot dog.

Thank RaiBalboa
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

My grandparents had their first date here at Gene and Judes, my mother and father also shared dates at this stand. I live 3 hours away and have introduced my husband to these true Chicago style hotdogs and he loves them. My son is now 4th generation and always looks forward to when we make the trip north to visit... More 

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-7634

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