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Paradise Pup

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1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
+1 847-699-8590
11:00 - 17:00
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great burgers! The only bad thing i have to say about this place is that their hours are so short. Really enjoy the double with bacon

Thank Arthur B
Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a small stand, and yet the taste and flavor are outstanding! When the weather is nice, they are lined up out the door to order, so be early, be late, or call in ahead of time. Dogs are good, fries are good.

Thank Tom M
Des Plaines, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

we've been there one during summer time. Food was very good, a lot of people standing in line oytside iof restaurant. their cheeseburgers are like hommie food :)

Thank Alamakota85
Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Fantastic food and fairly reasonable prices. The Works fries with cheese, sour cream and bacon is absolutely amazing. The owners are friendly and charming, making the experience even better. The building is very small which works to their advantage because it creates the image they are always busy. There is usually a line before they open at 11am, so get... More 

Thank Dan A
Chicago, Illinois
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397 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

The perfect excuse to ride. An amazing 1/3 lb cheeseburger! Grilled perfectly. Fresh bun. Get it with everything. Now get out and ride to PP!

Thank SamAdamsGhost
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

If you haven't try them yet, you are missing a lot! Great burgers, 3 layer fries, and delicious milk shakes.😊

Thank Katarzyna K
Chicago, Illinois
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2,600 reviews
1,435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,668 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

In summation, Paradise Pup is a hole-in-the-wall, greasy spoon type of hamburger/hot dog stand that has been praised by television celebrity Guy Fieri and the Chicago Tribune and others and is proof that if you cook good grub, folks will stand in line to eat it. Located at 1724 South River Road in Des Plaines, Illinois, near O'Hare Airport's air... More 

Thank Taylor B
Park Ridge, Illinois
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Everything I have eaten here is excellent, cooked fresh to order. Super BBQ cheese burgers, jumbo dogs, Italian beef, char chicken sandwich and more. The loaded fries are phenomenal (a zillion calories, but so delicious my brain stops counting). They make fresh milk shakes. At meal times on a nice day, the line can look crazy, but it's all worth... More 

Thank Robert W
Des Plaines, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Paradise Pup was featured on one of the earliest seasons of Diners, Drive-through, and Dives (or whatever the real title is). You know, the show hosted by Gus Fieri. The recipe for their burger is also included in the 1st cookbook of the same name Paradise Pup closes at 5pm so get there in time. You'll be rewarded with juicy... More 

Thank Kelley C
Gunter, TX
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Thought I had found a jewel only to walk in and find out I was the last person to hear about the Pup. Guy and every other foodies has been here. Cheeseburger, fries and a Coke.

Thank CarnivoreGunter_TX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Fast food
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-699-8590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?