Fat Johnnies

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America's Best Hotdogs
  • #3 in 2015
  • #4 in 2015
7242 S Western Ave (btwn W 72nd & W 73rd)
Chicago, IL 60636
(312) 737-6294
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This weathered looking stand on the South Side is famous for the mother-in-law, a corn meal tamale in a hot dog bun with chili on top.
Serious Eats
2013-09-16 15:32:08
Only Chicago could convince me that the New York hot dog was not, in fact, anywhere near the apex of the hot dog arts. (The Chicago Red Hot deserves that honor). Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
Travel Channel
2010-12-07 13:15:18
Small place, but the best hot dogs!!! You must visit here!
2013-03-07 15:01:11
Great dogs!!!!
2012-06-09 16:23:12
Best hot dogs in chicago without a doubt.
2010-11-08 12:39:46
Check out Fat Johnnies Famous Red Hots as seen on No Reservations
TV Food Maps
2014-08-27 11:23:47
Featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Get the Mighty Dog. It's a hot dog with a tamale, chili, and cheese all on the same bun. Get all the fixings on it as well
2013-10-07 16:45:29
Best hot dog ever! Most expensive thing on the menu is $3.50 are you kidding me?!?! I would pay double for how good everything is
2012-02-24 15:01:27
The cheese dogs are the greatest.
2011-10-09 14:01:05
Order the super fat!
2011-09-24 15:27:20
There is a god, his name is Fat Johnny! Love the Mighty Dog - tamale, hot dog, chili, cheese, cucumber, onion, tomato, celery salt on a bun! Heaven!
2011-09-22 20:19:27
Get the Red Hot with everything on it - delicious and cheap!!
2010-10-06 21:45:57
Chilli & Cheese All Day!
2010-08-18 14:42:12