Gene's & Jude's

Row 1

2720 River Rd (btwn Cherry Ave & Grand Ave)
River Grove, IL 60171
(708) 452-7634
Hot Dogs, American
Mon–Thu, Sun: 10:30 AM–1:00 AM Fri–Sat: 10:30 AM–2:00 AM


Foursquare Tips

  • One of the most famous and delicious Chicago Hot Dog Stands, a must see when visiting IL
  • Do not ask for ketchup when you order one of the legendary slender, snappy hot dogs that come topped with a fistful of fries at this SRO institution thats been serving em up since 1951.
  • Go to Gene & Jude's Red Hot Stand and have the double dog with fries with everything.
  • DO NOT ask for ketchup!!
  • Cash Only! They only offer 4 condiments & ketchup is not one of them, so don't ask.
  • Put Fries on a Hot Dog. The best way to eat them is stacked directly atop. They're made with freshly cut potatoes fried in vegetable oil with a touch of beef fat, which adds a welcome savory element.
  • Dont forget to get a grape drink.
  • The Best.
  • They have a really kewl fry slicer for Home made fries!
  • Best hot dogs in chicago hands down!!!
  • Hit up Gene & Jude's for some of the best dogs and fries in Chicago. Don't you dare ask for ketchup.
  • What would an essential Chicago list be without an essential hot dog stand. Gene and Jude's adheres to a simple menu, but one that works. The fries here are some of the best you'll find in the city.
  • Best dogs in Chicago. Bar none
  • Ask for ketchup on your dog.
  • Stop by this shop for fries piled high on top of its franks (but never, ever any ketchup).
  • Nom nom nom nom nom nom
  • One of the top Chicago dining picks to visit during the 2012 NRA Show from the Nation's Restaurant News editorial team!
  • Expect the line to be long and it does go by fast. One more thing: NEVER ask for ketchup even if you try.
  • Great dog and awesome atmosphere. Don't even think about asking for ketchup