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Murphy’s Red Hots

Restaurants, Hot dogs Lake View
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Erica Gannett Murphy's Red Hots

Time Out says

You can’t walk a dozen blocks in this town without bumping into a Chicago-style hot dog, so what’s so special about this one? We think it’s owner Jim Murphy, who takes a lot of pride in greeting regulars and walking new customers through their orders—this man clearly loves his job. Polish sausages and Italian beef are on offer, but we keep it sweet and simple with a red hot, grilled and dragged through the garden, with a side of hand-cut, skin-on fries, dropped in bubbling oil only when you order them to ensure freshness.



Address: 1211 W Belmont Ave
Cross street: between Lakewood and Racine Aves
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont. Bus: 22, 77.
Price: Average main course: $6Hot dog: $3
Opening hours: Lunch, dinner
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Users say (3)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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One of the best hot dogs i've ever eaten was at this place. Everything was super fresh, and with a smile. You can actually taste the love they put into it.


It might look like an antique shop, but Murphy's is a classic hot dog stand, through and through. You can get your dog charred or boiled and it comes topped with a garden's worth of ingredients (including some unconventional cucumber slices). If this place were open late, it would be the best place for a snack after a show at Schubas. As it stands, I make a habit of showing up early to shows so I can get my Chicago style or Polish fix.