Celebrate National Hot Dog Day in Chicagoland

It’s only fitting that a city which has its own style of hot dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day with the best tasting dogs in the Chicagoland area. On Saturday, July 23, make sure to get into the spirit and try some Chi-town favorites for the holiday filled with condiments, toppings, and surprises.

Celebrate one of Chicago’s favorite food holidays at these three restaurants:

The iconic Bridgeport Dog is the neighborhood’s take on the classic Chicago hot dog: it’s served on a classic bun (no poppy seeds), and replaces celery salt and sport peppers with cucumbers. Some residents trace the origin of the Bridgeport Dog to the Freddies proprietors’ “Uncle Joey” of Joey’s Hot Dogs fame.

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Fabulous Freddies Italian Eatery

701 W 31st St | Chicago, Ill. 60616 | (312) 808-0147

Located near the Magnificent Mile, Downtown Dogs is serving windy city treats for the true hot dog lover. That’s right, that means no ketchup allowed. Try the Hot Dog of the Month, a juicy charred hot dog topped with Boston baked beans and chopped onions.

Downtown Dogs

804 N. Rush St. | Chicago, Ill. 60611 | (312) 951-5141

For Cubs and Sox fans alike, Buona’s Chili Dog is the perfect game day meal to have on this special food holiday. House made chili, melted cheese, and fresh chopped onions sit atop a signature Buona hot dog. It’s the ideal meal to savor while rooting for your favorite team.


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