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Gene & Jude's

2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
+1 708-452-7634
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (50 reviews)
“hot dog” (178 reviews)
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American, Fast food
2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171-1325
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Chicago hot dog out there. The menu only has a few items but when they are excellent, that is all you need. The line may appear long, but it moves quickly and the food is well worth the wait.

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't really impressed. The hot dog snaps, but it's just a Vienna dog that they put on a plain bun. They don't have ketchup, even for the fries. They only accept cash & there are no seats. There are counters you can lean on while...More

1  Thank llomonte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an order to go. The line was quite long. I didn't notice the hot dog taste all that much because of all the trimming and fries on top.

Thank railCarol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem that mainly locals know about. They serve hot dogs and fresh cut fries. It's a cash only restaurant so make sure you bring some with you.

Thank Alberto H
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Hot dogs and fries, need I say more? I drive at least 30 minutes to go here. Also, a great place to stop after a visit to Hala Kahiki down the street. I don't like hot dogs with everything - except from here.

Thank bradner3
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This local favorite hot dog is everything you could want in a dog. The meat is delicious, and biting into it feels extremely satisfying. Meanwhile, the fries that go with every dog are good enough to justify going by themselves. There are no tables only...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for the first time. Skinny hot dogs with all natural casings, so you get that snap when you bite in. Don't you datw ask for ketchup - they don't have it anyway. Menu is simple - dogs, fries, tamales & sodas. Even a big...More

Thank VLKenyon
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Hot dogs, fries, diet coke. It does not get any more simple than this. Cash only, no tables, eat in your car or use one of the stand-up rail counters in the restaurant. Hot dogs are hot dogs, but it is the experience that is...More

1  Thank JBretteD
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Rachel Ray rated these hot dogs the best. They are steamed and served on poppy seed buns with your choice of mustard relish onion and sport pepper (hot). Don't even think about asking for ketchup. The dogs are served with fresh cut fries piled on...More

1  Thank Nancy T
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Stopped in for a quick lunch, a VERY popular spot. They do it simple and well. The "loaded" dogs were very good.

1  Thank Montvue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 60171-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-7634
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