Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots in Chicago

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots in Chicago
4.8
50reviews
View phone 17737376294

7242 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636-3637, Chicago

Overview

Restaurant Hours

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

Questions and answers

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Is John still alive and working the Hot Dog stand ?

Yup he is still here.

Are they cash only?

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

Are they open in the winter?

Yes they are open yr round

Do you still cater

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

Are you open this Easter Sunday?

No

Review

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Chi-Town D

google
03.06.2021
5/5

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

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Elizabeth Hanson

google
11.07.2018
5/5

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

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oliver mason

google
10.10.2018
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.

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Leland Legghette

google
08.20.2018
5/5

Best hotdogs and sausage sandwiches

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Jordan Hoffman

google
08.18.2018
5/5

Love their dogs...

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Stephanie Hemphill

google
08.16.2018
3/5

Average not exciting

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David Denison

google
08.07.2018
5/5

Best hotdog u can get

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Scott Williams

google
08.03.2018
5/5

Classic Chicago hot dog joint

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Adam Bielawski

google
08.01.2018
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.

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Bee About It

google
05.21.2018
5/5

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

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Richard Baske

google
05.12.2018
5/5

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

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tammy marts

google
05.07.2018
5/5

The best polish around.

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Clay Mangiameli

google
05.05.2018
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.

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Jo Toon

google
05.02.2018
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!

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Luis Rodriguez

google
04.03.2018
5/5

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

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Phoenix Grad

google
03.11.2018
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!!

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Michael Giblin

google
03.08.2018
5/5

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

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Tom Daly

google
02.22.2018
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.

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David Grau

google
02.09.2018
5/5

Great hot dog place 47 years,and still going

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J.L. GOODRICH, III

google
09.27.2017
5/5

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

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Tim Streiff

google
09.20.2017
3/5

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

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Louis Wilkerson

google
08.20.2017
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!!

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David Koleno

google
07.09.2017
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! 😊❤❤

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Samantha Stevenson

google
07.06.2017
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!

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Ronald David

google
06.10.2017
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

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DMario Isajurk

google
06.08.2017
5/5

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

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YK

Yaw Kesse

google
06.08.2017
5/5

Probably the best hot dog in Chicago!

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Jen Sprague

google
04.11.2017
5/5

Amazing hot dogs. The Cheese Dog is perfect.

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Dave R

google
03.21.2017
5/5

Still the best after all these years

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Rick Livings

google
02.19.2017
4/5

Great hot dogs. Gets real busy around lunch time.

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Jeanne Davis

google
01.14.2017
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.

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James Schroeder

google
01.01.2017
5/5

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

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C. Moore

google
11.04.2016
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!

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Henrietta Davis

google
10.27.2016
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.

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fire vette

google
10.21.2016
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.

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J Preston

google
09.12.2016
5/5

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

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James Sulliva 5c1ca211 21 tbn c

google
08.25.2016
5/5

Meet with with Fat Johnnie for good laugh.

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Gabino Morales

google
07.25.2016
4/5

Very good Hot dogs

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rossalind boler

google
06.12.2016
5/5

He has great hot dogs very great hot dogs I love

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John Romero Jr

google
06.03.2016
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 .

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Jeffrey McErlean

google
06.01.2016
5/5

Great Chicago Dogs at a great price.

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Brianna Hernandez

google
05.01.2016
5/5

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

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Blessed Hope23

google
04.25.2016
5/5

Great hotdogs!! Great tamales with chili too!!

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Derek Walker

google
02.22.2016
5/5

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

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CW

Carlos Watson

google
02.21.2016
5/5

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

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EA

Evan Alston

google
01.27.2016
5/5

Absolutely the best hot dog in America, bar none

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LwDGnG MaKo

google
01.26.2016
5/5

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

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ARTHUR BROWN

google
01.25.2016
4/5

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

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Frank B

google
01.17.2016
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!

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Rey

google
01.03.2016
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.

Fat Johnnie`s Famous Red Hots in Chicago

7242 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60636-3637, Chicago

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