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Gene & Jude's

2720 N. River Rd., River Grove, IL - (708) 452-7634
Posted By Stephen Gifford on 7/18/2012 12:25:00 PM
Great dog and fries. Fun atmosphere. We call them the "dog nazi." They have a sign that says, "STOP HERE, order food, then move on!" Heart attack, who cares. At least I'll die happy.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
French Fries
Hot Dog
Double Dog with Fries
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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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