Hot dog at the Four Seasons
Vienna Beef Hot Dog at Jim's Original
The hot dog at The Wieners Circle is charred and topped with the traditional condiments.
Mayor Daley dog at Chicago's Dog House
Hot Dog and Fries at Budacki's Drive In
Denver Dog at Zebra's Gourmet Hot Dogs.
Foie Dog at The Grid
Hot dog at Red Hot Ranch
Vegetarian dog and Kim and Carlo's
Publican Quality Meats
Dogzilla at Byron's
Hot dog at 35th Street Red Hots
Vienna Beef Factory Store hot dog
Hot Doug's Cheddar Jack-Stuffed Atomic Bomb Pork Sausage
Cheddar dog at U.B. Dogs
Hot dog at Flub A Dub Chub's
Green Chilies Mac & Cheese Dog at The Haute & the Dog
The Momona at Chubby Wieners
Foot long Chicago dog at Murphy's Red Hots.
Hot Dog at Gene & Jude's
Dippin' Dog at Wiener and Still Champion
Char Dog w/ Fries at Phil's Last Stand
Chicago style char dog at Gold Coast Dogs
House Made Mini Hot Dogs at Old Town Social
Jumbo Chicago dog at Portillo's.
Hot dog at Mustard's Last Stand
Hot with everything at Max's Take Out
Brunch Hot Dog at Franks 'N' Dawgs
Classic Superdawg at Superdawg
In a city that loves its hot dogs perhaps even more than it loves its pizza, declaring the best opens up a mustard-hued floodgate of criticism. But we know of no better way to honor that 31-day holiday, National Hot Dog Month, than eating and reviewing a new hot dog every day in July. Some are from humble hot dog stands, some from restaurants in fancy hotels (only in Chicago, right?), but all get a thorough critique from our no-nonsense writers. Disagree with our assessments? Let us have it in the comments section. Just like a Vienna beef dog, we have strong outer shells.
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