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Portillo's serves one of the best hot dogs in Chicago.
River North

This über-efficient local chain, begun in Villa Park in 1963, is mostly found in the suburbs. But at the one city Portillo's, in tourist-heavy River North, out-of-towners flock in search of an authentic Chicago dog. The thick, nicely juicy dog comes on poppyseed bun steamed to perfect softness and with a generous helping of thick-cut tomatoes, onions and a hefty pickle slice.

Venue name: Portillo's
Address: 100 W Ontario St

Cross street: between Clark and LaSalle Sts
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 10:30am-11pm; Fri, Sat 10am-midnight
Transport: El stop: Red to Chicago, Grand.

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svandenack V

One of my favorite fast food chains in Chicago. Their Italian beef to the Chicago style hot dogs are great. I would also recommend the cake shake. They are also fast about serving your food even if they are really busy.