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Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots in Chicago

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
4.5 /5
50 reviews

7242 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636-3637

17737376294
Menu

Restaurant Hours

Open Close

Monday 08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00

Thursday 00:00 - 17:00

Friday 00:00 - 17:00

Saturday

Sunday

Overview

Cuisine

  • Fast Food
  • American

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots, 7242 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636-3637, Chicago

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Answers on questions

Question

Is John still alive and working the Hot Dog stand ?

Answer

Yup he is still here.

Question

Are they cash only?

Answer

Yes, cash only for the best hotdogs in chicago!!

Question

Are they open in the winter?

Answer

Yes they are open yr round

Question

Do you still cater

Answer

No catering Just exceptional red hots at a walk-up stand Been serving since 1970 Outstanding!!

Question

Are you open this Easter Sunday?

Answer

No

Question

Is he open in the winter now????

Answer

Yes

Question

Are the hot dogs beef?

Answer

I believe they are all beef David Berg Red Hots I've been coming here for over 40 Years and there food quality has never changed once and prices are the best you'll find for the quality you get here. Definitely not overpriced bland dogs like portillos and I travel to Fat Johnie's every chance I can and I'm coming from about 15 minutes from Illinois Indiana border definitely worth the trip if you want the best Red Hots. It's the best Red Hots I ever had hope it helps you

Reviews

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

I've been eating here all my life it's a great place for a quick bite to eat.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

The staff is friendly and fun to talk with. The food was great and service even better.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

I love this place to death. Great taste and over all a spot to grab a quick bite..... But I would appreciate gloves on when making my dog. I havnt gotten sick but I keep going back because they do a great job at their craft.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Best hotdogs and sausage sandwiches

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Love their dogs...

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
3/5

Average not exciting

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Best hotdog u can get

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Classic Chicago hot dog joint

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

One of the best REAL hot dogs stands in Chicago. The dogs are great. For any hotdog fan it’s a must. I know the north siders will never step food here.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Love Johnnie's! Been there since I was a kid.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Known John since we were kids, best dogs In the city, hands down.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

The best polish around.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Great hotdogs and fast service. Don't get intimidated by the look of the place. Parking is on the street and there is a picnic table outside if you want to eat there.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Been coming to this place since 1990! I'm glad to see they got some new blood in there to keep things fresh and speedy!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

This is some primo chicago hotdog right here. These hot dogs are some real bangers.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

I'm telling YOU!!!!! Fat Johnnie's food & people are just thee BEST!! I've moved away, but on my visits back home I always come here. I started coming as a senior in high school (1984) and now I STILL rave about it and bring my own kids now! You certainly CANNOT judge this book by its cover! Love y'all Fat Johnnie's!!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Best hot dogs nationwide. Been eating Jonnies since the 70 s.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

Good hot dogs and chili dogs, but bad neighborhood, and the only seating is at a picnic table in front of a neighbor's house. If you're white, expect to get harassed by the locals for money or more. Just get it to go and all is well.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Great hot dog place 47 years,and still going

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
5/5

Grew up loving this place!! Things haven't changed! Lol Gotta have the chili cheese polish and iconic chicago dog

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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3/5

This was just ok ... but it was winter I will try it again this summer . Hot dog just ok

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

Fat Johnnie's is The place to go for premium Beef Hot Dogs And Beef Polish Sausage to go! Conveniently located where you get your food to go where prices are reasonable Also! Try Fat Johnnie's Today!!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

I've been to FJ's about 500 times since 1972, always,always on the money. If you don't like Fat Johnnie's, you don't like food. Chili dog with onions and mustard on the bottom. I know I've had 700 of those babies! 😊❤❤

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Fantastic! We ordered the chili dog with the works and every bite was bursting with complementing flavors. The peppers on top add a unique component that sets it apart from any other chili dog that we tried during our stay in Chicago. Special call out to the seasoned cucumber--I could eat a plate of those all on their own. Not only was the chili dog delicious, but Fat Johnnie was so kind and welcoming. I told him I was visiting and heard he was the best and asked what I should order. He said, "Get her the chili dog with the works!"Fat Johnnie's was such an awesome experience that we will be making another stop before we leave to go back home. And for a short four day visit, that says a lot!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Best flavor Hot Dog/Polish dressing I've ever tasted since I started going in 1987 and still in 2020 ..... NEED ONE IN THE 100s close to me

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Low prices, GREAT food, fast service. The Mighty Dog is the most amazing dog in Chicago.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Probably the best hot dog in Chicago!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Amazing hot dogs. The Cheese Dog is perfect.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Still the best after all these years

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

Great hot dogs. Gets real busy around lunch time.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

He's been there for many, many years. His drink menu changed, no more major brand soft drinks. Last time I was there, it was his birthday. He was training a young couple. He sat back while they did the work. It made me think that maybe he was retiring. The hot dog I got wasn't as good as it used to be. Tasted different, less amount of eve on it, also no more pickles. Haven't been back since, passing by quite often, not open for business all day like it used to be.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Great chili cheese dogs for a great price. Definitely recommend stopping by

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Always one of my Chicago favorites. Love the tamale sundae and mighty dogs! Service is always great. Food always feesh, hot and deyond delicious!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

One of the best lunches I've eaten in recent memory. We had an Italian sausage sandwich, a Bangkok sandwich and chili cheese tater tots. Enough to satisfy two very hungry guys. The Hawaiian bread hot dog buns are to die for, the portions are generous, and the shady beer garden is very comfortable. Great chili, crispy tots, delicious sausage that is amply cheesed. I enjoyed this more than the very good Wurst beer garden in the Arts District.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Always the best. I have been going there for 40 years. It doesn't look like much from the outside. But the food that comes out of there is always good. A staple of the Southside.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Awesome Chicago Style Hot Dogs. Be sure to try the Suicide drink when you are there.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Meet with with Fat Johnnie for good laugh.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
- on google
4/5

Very good Hot dogs

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

He has great hot dogs very great hot dogs I love

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Not more to say but the quintessential Hot Dog stand !!!!A childhood favorite and I still travel there for my hot dog fix.Try a $uper Fat One ....or 2 .

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Great Chicago Dogs at a great price.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

The best Chicago style hot dogs I’ve ever had. These hot dogs are to die for - one just isn’t enough!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Great hotdogs!! Great tamales with chili too!!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Best hot dogs in the chi, try the super fat one chili and cheese delicious.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Fat Johnny's is always a great meal never had a disappointing meal from them

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Absolutely the best hot dog in America, bar none

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Very slept on place in the cut between car dealerships. Very delicious and decently priced. Will be returning in the future.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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4/5

The Best hot dog an polish in town been eating there since the seventh five

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

I highly recommend the Mighty Dog!A tamale in a bun topped with a hotdog with Chicago style fixings, topped off with chili!When I looked at it I thought "Damn, this thing is heavy; I'll never be able to finish it."But I did 😜.And wanted more!

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots
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5/5

Ignore the exterior. Yes, it looks like a semi run down shack. This is unimportant. They've got good dogs/polishes with a variety of toppings. You get cucumber instead of pickles. It was really tasty. One of the best dogs in the city.