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Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots

Restaurants, Hot dogs Chicago Lawn
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Fat Johnnie’s
Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki Fat Johnnie’s


Address: 7242 S Western Ave
Cross street: between 72nd and 73rd Sts
Transport: Bus: 49, 67.
Price: Average hot dog: $2
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 11am–8pm; Sat 11am–7pm; Sun 11am–5pm
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My favorite hot dogs since I was a kid. Don't be fooled by the outside of this hot dog stand. These are quality hot dogs.

They're so good that Anthony Bourdain made a trip here on an episode of No Reservations.

While the Mother-In-Law (tamale on a bun with chili) gets the most acclaim, my favorite is the Double Super Dog(two hot dogs on one bun with chili and cheese).

Tip: Go here first, and after, head further south on Western Ave. and get dessert at Rainbow Cone.