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Gene & Jude's

2720 N. River Rd., River Grove, IL - (708) 452-7634
Posted By Robert Myers on 4/15/2007 6:29:00 PM
Gene and Jude's is a great stop either to or from O'Hare, on your way back from Six Flags, or just to take a friend for the best hot dog in Chicago. Nice and simple. They offer only hot dogs and tamales, fresh-cut fries and Pepsi products.

No catsup served here; go next door to McDonald's if you want that. Mustard, onions and sport peppers! Real steamed Vienna skinned hot dogs ready to snap at your first and last bite. Double dogs are the way to go. Fries right on the dog; what a way to die happy. My kids will only eat them that way too!

I take friends from here in Bolingbrook just to get some dogs, and my cousin from Oklahoma City could not stop talking about them. He said "the best wienie" he has ever had; called his friends to tell them.

Open early, open late, fast friendly service. Have your order ready and your money too, they do not screw around!

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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The hot dog comes wrapped with a pile of french fries. If you look closely, you can see a sport pepper, mustard, relish, and onion nestled in with the oh-so-ready-to-eat frankfurter.
"The hot dog comes wrapped with a pile of french fries. If you look closely, you can see a sport pepper, mustard, relish, and onion nestled in with the oh-so-ready-to-eat frankfurter."
Michael Stern





The traditional street-food eatery in Chicago provides customers with a high counter on which to unwrap the food and eat with little chance of dripping on shirt or pants. This photo was taken at 10:35am, five minutes after Gene & Jude opened. Within twenty minutes, there was no counter space available.
"The traditional street-food eatery in Chicago provides customers with a high counter on which to unwrap the food and eat with little chance of dripping on shirt or pants. This photo was taken at 10:35am, five minutes after Gene & Jude opened. Within twenty minutes, there was no counter space available."
Michael Stern


Here's how you get your Gene & Jude's hot dog at the counter: ready to unwrap.
"Here's how you get your Gene & Jude's hot dog at the counter: ready to unwrap."
Michael Stern


Chicago has so many other street-food wonders, that its magnificent French fries are often overlooked. These are some of the very best. Fifteen minutes before this photo was taken, they were whole potatoes, about to be sliced.
"Chicago has so many other street-food wonders, that its magnificent French fries are often overlooked. These are some of the very best. Fifteen minutes before this photo was taken, they were whole potatoes, about to be sliced."
Michael Stern


Here's a less-is-more menu to stir the soul of all hot dog lovers!
"Here's a less-is-more menu to stir the soul of all hot dog lovers!"
Michael Stern


Gene & Jude has been a player in the Chicago hot  dog scene since 1946.
"Gene & Jude has been a player in the Chicago hot dog scene since 1946."
Michael Stern



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