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mikez629
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Going to Chicago-- - Mon, 05/7/12 8:29 PM
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I am going to Chicago in late June. I am staying downtown. Is it worth the drive/train ride to go to Mr. Beef/Superdog. Or can You suggest another optioin that is worth my time and effort.

BuddyRoadhouse
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Re:Going to Chicago-- - Mon, 05/7/12 10:58 PM
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If you're staying downtown, Mr. Beef and Al's are both an easy cab or bus ride; no need to get on a train.
 
While it is an iconic drive-in, and serves a decent product, Superdawg is not worth the effort from downtown. There are plenty of worthwhile Hot Dog joints much closer and serving an excellent CSD.  I've listed a few below.
 
Buddy
 
Fast Track
629 W. Lake St.
Chicago IL
(312) 993-9300
 
Gold Coast Dogs
159 North Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 917-1677

The Wiener Circle
2622 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL
(773) 477-7444

Hot Doug's
3324 North California Avenue
Chicago IL
(773) 279-9550

Chicago's Dog House
816 W. Fullerton
Chicago, IL
(773) 248-3647

And these are just the highlights.  There are dozens--maybe hundreds--more if you just get out of the immediate downtown area and walk around a little bit.

B.