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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hot Doug's

3324 N. California St. (Roscoe St.) Send to Phone
773-279-9550
Encased-meat stand --- serving hot dogs, too --- with irresistible fries cooked in duck fat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hot Doug's, Chicago, IL

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Hot Doug's Restaurant Review

: The lure of Hot Doug's is encased meats, as in hot dogs and more hot dogs, bratwurst and exotic sausages, many of them as gourmet as all get-out. You’ll find everything from Polish to Italian sausage, but the weekly specials are really where it’s at. Ones to watch for include the Thai chicken sausage with peanut sauce and toasted coconut; a Swiss-cheese-stuffed corned beef sausage topped with sauerkraut and Russian dressing; and the Game of the Week sausage. Expect a line of eager customers out the door and down the street on Fridays and Saturdays when the fries are cooked in duck fat. Another aside: you may be tempted to sneak some of the kiddo's bagel dogs.
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