Jim's Original

Restaurants , Hot dogs Little Italy, UIC
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Jim's Original
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Jim's Original in University Village

A little walk-up shack on the UIC Campus with no seating, Jim's Original doesn't look like much. But a solid rendition of a Vienna beef Chicago-style dog with fries sets you back just $2.85, and the grilled onions are a nice touch. Open 24 hours a day, Jim's Original is just as good for lunch as late night munchies.

Venue name: Jim's Original
Address: 1250 S Union Ave
Cross street: between Maxwell and Rochford St
Opening hours: 24/7
Transport: Bus: 8, 12, 18, 62.
Price: Average main course $3
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Clayton Guse

Jim's is tucked right next to the Dan Ryan expressway, and is a late night mecca for college students and drunk folk alike. They haven't closed in decades, and constantly have a huge, steaming pile of onions on the grill. You can get a burger for around $3 (which kind of resembles a hockey puck), but it's astonishingly tasty when you've had a few too many at the bar.