2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL | Directions 6017141.930054 -87.846609
Mon-Thu, Sun 10:30 am - 1 am
Fri-Sat 10:30 am - 2 am
Neighborhoods: River Grove
YES THESE ARE THE BEST HOT DOGS IN CHICAGO AREA – I grew up in the Chicago area and now for the last 30 yrs living in Baltimore, Maryland, so going home to visit family always means a visit to Gene & Jude's. I began eating here in the 1970s & during high school this was the place to go grab a cheap bite of food that is simply unquestionably the best HotDog & Fries experience in the region. Yes, there are other hot dog joints but NONE can topple the matchless wonder of the iconic Gene & Judes, which if you're from Chicago, you say really fast and kinda meld into GeneJudes. The hotdogs are some kind of all beef lean weiner and the casing cracks when you first bite it, unlike imitators in NYC, which sorry Big Apple are NOT as good as Gene&Judes dogs. Simply ask for the relish, onion and mustard, a pox on any ketsup eaters, and then tear into those dogs and fries. If you're a calorie counter, just don't eat for a couple of days before you visit or a few after. Like any TREAT you eat here until your pants are ready to split like a well cooked hot dog. Then you return like I do even if it means 980 miles and the hassle of O'Hare Airport. The fries are as good as everyone raves about and delicious despite the anti-obesity campaigners like Dr. OZ and all the other shamers out there. When I was still 98 lbs. I could pack down 3 hot dogs from here and now at considerably more and a lot older, I strive for one dog and fries and a corn wrapped tamale.
Out of towners, trust this out of towner - these are the best hotdogs in the land.
Thank you Gene & Jude. We love you.
In Baltimore [what a hole].
The Best Dogs period. – Earl is crazy. These dogs taste great. They have snap and the toppings are enhancements and do not bury the dog in other flavors. The fries are fresh cut while you wait. Everyone I know agrees.
Nasty with capital N – This place may be original Chicago because it has been around forever, but the dogs are just plan nasty. They use the smallest diameter hot dog manufactured. Put it on a bun, some old oxidized onions, mustard and a toping of fries that are so greasy that Willie Nelson could make enough bio fuel to drive from here to Dallas with one order. Did I mention the intestinal distress about two hours later. Skip the hype, go to any other dog house that says they have chicago style dogs. Your tastebuds will thank you.
DaMlkmn Green Bay Wi. – I was weened on Gene's & Judes be eating them since 1962. There is no other hotdog PERIOD!!!
Hot Dogs – 1) The hot dogs are the best I've ever had - even after living in a few states, they are the gold standard. Nothing has measured up yet, after 20 years.
2)The prices are unbelievable! When I was a poor college kid, I could still get a meal. That hasn't changed!
3)The fries - too bad they can't mail-order them to the East Coast.
This Place rocks!! – This is a no nonsense best foor best price establishment that has been around longer than most. (there is a reason for that) All I can say is go there, get two dogs with fries w/everything on them. Eat-- that will be all the evidence you need to agree.
Keep coming back – My parents came here in the 60's when they were dating, now I'm come here with my kids. Love em' can't get anything like these ANYWHERE in WI. I will continue to drive 290 miles to get these bad boys, as long as they keep on making em!
Wonderfull – Hot dogs 2 die for. I'm taking the 40 minuet trip there later this week, I can't wait!! I've never had the tamales before, but I'll give it a try this time.
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