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Jody's Hot Dogs

326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
+1 815-729-0251
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good13%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“italian beef” (5 reviews)
“garlic fries” (3 reviews)
“gyros” (6 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
10:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Fast food
326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
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Reviews (45)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best Italian beef bar none fries are great too. I just can't get past the Italian beef to anything else!

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super Chicago-style hot dogs! They even let you put ketchup on them, but they frown on it. French fries have skins on them and are a perfect balance between fried on the outside and soft in the middle. Burgers...super tasty!

Thank Sherri66
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A must stop for a hotdog, gyro, beef sandwich. Great hand cut fries. Miquel the owner is very involved with the community with the pictures up on his wall

Thank trainfan2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017

When I eat dogs I choose to go here for the last two years. NOT. They changed the hot dog, not the bun, not the mustard, the hot dog! It is smaller, very off tasting and now the worst dog in the area. Very stupid...More

2  Thank tulu
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Awesome chili dogs- ordered the chili dog, comes with real potatoe fries (they have the skins on!) Service was fast and the place has a cute 60's feel to it.

Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Got the buffalo chicken sandwich THIS time!! Always get the garlic fries!! The staff is super friendly and the owner goes out of his way to make you feel like fam!! Love this place!!

Thank illhumanati
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I am local and the women in my office order food from here frequently and say good things about it. Just had my first time there last week and was less than impressed. Maybe it was what I chose? I got a chef salad which...More

2  Thank Adesso23
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We come from Lincoln Ne. and this is always our first stop even over White Castle which is one of my favorites. My husbands uncle owned the original Bozas hot dog stand in Lockport. The Boz hot dog are a copycat of this original place....More

1  Thank PJB623
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Since living in Joliet, I have been to Jody's several times, both alone and with my family when they visit. It was one of the first places I ever ate at when moving here and I've been coming ever since! Their Italian Beef is some...More

3  Thank Zach A
Reviewed 19 February 2016

We've been going to Jody's for hot dogs for quite some some, and we think they're pretty good. Much better than that "other" place over on Jefferson Street. So when someone suggested that Jody's had a fried cod dinner on Friday night during Lent that...More

Thank VijogeJoliet_ILUSA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-0251
  • E-mail
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