Chicago >Food & Dining > Gold Coast Dogs
159 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL | Directions 6060141.884848 -87.626244
Monday To Friday From 10:00 AM To 08:00 PM Saturday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Loop
Ridiculous – I went to the counter and ordered a Chicago style dog. Apparently this was the wrong way to order food. The girl behind the counter (heavily tattooed on both arms, tattoo of a pair of dice on her chest, plugs in her earlobes) said "that's not a Chicago dog" under her breath in a condescending tone. I guess I should have said Jumbo dog. While this was extremely rude I was shocked at what happened next. She proceeded to openly mock me to another female co worker while I was standing right in front of her. I do not understand why how I ordered my food was such an issue. The girl then began to make fun of a previous customer who ordered a "hamburger with cheese". "UM! It's called a cheeseburger!" again in the same mocking, condescending tone. Fortunately I could see them preparing the food to ensure it was not tampered with. She put the topping on my hot dog but refused to hand it to me. She handed off to the other girl and made her give me my bag of food. I did not confront this rude girl., took my food and left.
I tried calling their corporate office but no one picked up. I wrote the company an email and no one replied. I can only assume that this company condones their employees berating paying customers. I will never eat here again. A shame, since the food is pretty tasty.
Cold Dogs, not Hot Dogs – I go to this place quite frequently, but will stop. I was overcharged sales tax. The polish and hot dogs are cold; plus you have to asked for ketchup for the fries which are cold as well. The service is not the greatest either.
Not worth the trip anymore – I used to love visiting Gold Coast Dogs, but things have changed. Today I was running an errand and saw a sign for a new (to me) Gold Coast Dogs at the train station. So I dropped by to order a char dog and an order of cheddar fries.
They still call them cheddar fries, anyway, but they're not. Their fries might still be good, but instead of giving me the nice on-the-side cup of cheddar spread to dunk them in that I was expecting, they poured ladles of that horrid, crappy nacho faux-cheese sauce on them. So my fries were soggy and disgusting -- and they threw them into the bag on top of my hot dog. The wrapper and the napkins they'd put at the bottom of the bag wound up coated in faux-cheese, too. I ate my hot dog but had to pitch the fries, which were a waste of money.
in the absence of Ted's, the best Chicago has to offer for 'dog lovers – God bless those of you who love char dogs, the only way to eat hotdogs. In all of the United States, the very best hotdogs are Ted's, only to be found in Buffalo, NY and Phoenix AZ ( baseball spring training thing) but those of you who love Gold Coast would love Ted's, would weep in fact. Gold Coast is undoubtedly the best char dog in Chgo ( I eat them at O'Hare and suffer on the plane); while they do a good job, they don't have the best product to "char". Fries are a little wimpy, it's true; kind of a cross between steamed and deep fried. But hey, if you can't get to Ted's, you gotta go with Gold Coast. Another really dog good place in North Chicago on the cross roads of Rockland and Waukegan. Don't remember the name but it's the only dog joint there. Stop by Pasquesi's garden store on your way back down Waukegan. Unbelievable.
Best hot dogs – Gold Coast is prime spot for a chicago hot dogs.....I've lived in Chicago for a long time and I always take my friends out to Gold Coast and they love it......
Quality red hots – Worth your time. Char dogs are great. Note the fresh relish; different and quite tasty
Chicago-style hot dogs rule at this fast-food stand. – In Short
Sharing space with Church's Fried Chicken, this hot dog stand attracts cravers of all kinds. The weiners (get a double dog, if you dare) are char-grilled or steamed. Ask for a "Chicago dog" and it will arrive with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, a pickle, hot peppers and celery salt. Burgers, chicken and chili come flying over the high-top counter as well.
Come on, this place is a rip off. Again name recognition over food quality. I work downtown so, having a taste for a wiener I went to GC on the recommendation of a co worker. I got two Hot Dog's with fries and a large soda and paid $7.50. I figured that had to be wrong, it wasn't.
Please visit any of the hundreds of the smaller non-chain hot dog stands in Chicago. They are much better and cheaper.
Yum Yum!! – I love hot dogs, and the ones at Gold Coast Dogs have got to be the Best I've ever Had... It's almost like when I was 10 and I went to see the cubs with my dad. A must have for any dog lover.
Never had a problem – I have eaten here quite a bit and always loved the charred hot dogs. Not many places in the city that I know of offer it. The fries are soggy but somehow, they pull it off.
I wouldn't be surprised about poor service. You should never eat a cold hot dog.
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