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National Hot Dog Day: Chicago-Area Eateries Dominate List of America's Best Hot Dogs



    Chicago's Top Hot Dogs Revealed in New Ranking

    Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day, and there isn't a better place to celebrate than right here in Chicago. NBC 5's Ash_har Quraishi reveals the places that one prominent publication suggested that Chicagoans hit up in celebration of this special day. (Published Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

    With National Hot Dog Day upon us, it's reasonable to think that many Chicagoans will be rushing to their favorite encased meat eateries to celebrate the unofficial holiday in true Chicago style. 

    Those in the city and around the area know the passion that surrounds hot dogs, much like deep dish pizza, runs deep in Chicago. 

    It should come as no surprise then that Chicago and Illinois hot dog joints dominated the Daily Meal's annual list of America's Best Hot Dogs for 2017, claiming 10 spots on the top 75 list. 

    The top-rated eatery in the area was Superdawg, which ranked at no. 4 on the list. 

    Among the top 20 were Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots, which was listed at no.13; Portillo's, which followed in the spot below; and Jimmy's Red Hots, listed at no. 20. 

    The highest-ranking suburban restaurant was Gene and Jude's in River Grove, which ranked no. 24 on the list. 

    The best hot dog in the country can apparently be found at Rutt's Hut in Clifton, New Jersey, according to the report. 

    See the full list of Chicago and Illinois hot dog restaurants to make the ranking:

    No. 4: Superdawg, Chicago

    No. 13: Fat Johnnie's Famous Red Hots, Chicago

    No. 14: Portillo's, Chicago

    No. 20: Jimmy's Red Hots, Chicago

    No. 24: Gene and Jude's, River Grove

    No. 36: Gold Coast Dog, Chicago

    No. 38: Vienne Beef Factory, Chicago

    No. 39: Weiner's Circle, Chicago

    No. 41: Murphy's Red Hot Joint, Chicago

    No. 65: Mustard's Last Stand, Evanston

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