Founded in 1948, Superdawg is THE quintessential Chicago hot dog place.
Although located north of the city, it’s worth the drive. Visitors can park their cars next to a Superdawg menu and order as they would in a fast-food drive-through. However, as was done in the 1950s, Superdawg employees will bring your meal to your window for you and your family/friends to eat in the car.
This classic drive-through delivers hot dogs nested in to-go boxes that you can order “Chicago style” (a hot dog served on a poppy seed bun with yellow mustard, chopped onion, sweet pickle relish, sport peppers, tomatoes, a dill pickle spear, and celery salt) or you may opt for a less decorated version. These hot dogs are accompanied by some of the most amazing thick, crinkle-cut fries on the planet.
Don’t snooze on their other menu items either; one of my personal favorites are the Supertamales. While Chicago locals debate about their favorite spot to grab a Chicago dog, I’d personally recommend this place, which I’ve been visiting since I was a kid. You’ll easily recognize the restaurant by the 12″ hot dog statues on top of the building.