If you want to stir up a good debate amongst Chicagoans, just ask them to name the best hot dog joint in the city.

One Bon Appetit writer was determined to name the best Chicago hot dog once and for all. At least, in his opinion.

After sampling 14 different hot dog joints in the course of one day, he determined the best hot dog in Chicago to be….


Here’s a full list of rankings + honorable mentions.

1. Superdawg
2. Red Hot Ranch
3. Fatso’s Last Stand

Honorable Mention: Kimski

The rest of the spots: The Wieners Circle, Wolfy’s, Duk’s, The Duck Inn, Portillo’s, Publican Quality Meats, The Bakery at Fat Rice, Devil Dawgs, Gene and Jude’s, and 7 Eleven.


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