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Gene & Jude's

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2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171
+1 708-452-7634
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10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Medinah, Illinois
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from Gene and Jude's ..stopped there a million times in the past...Always a treat...This time..Terrible...The hot dog was like eating RUBBER..and could NOT be chewed..we had to spit it out.. Talked to employee..and he said..they are having issues with supplier..Better correct the issues..we will not return..ever!! WAS A GOOD PLACE,,not anymore..They are terrible.

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Thank anen1110
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not much to say except this is the best hot dog ever. There isn't a single thing wrong with the place. The food is amazing the price is right and the atmosphere is perfect. Just be prepared to wait in a long line especially on the weekends. Don't worry though, it's part of the experience!

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Thank emilyjoy117
Campinas, SP
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The double one with everything is amazing. Very cheap, fast and easy to park. If you are at Rosemont, dont miss this hot dog.

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Thank RaiBalboa
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandparents had their first date here at Gene and Judes, my mother and father also shared dates at this stand. I live 3 hours away and have introduced my husband to these true Chicago style hotdogs and he loves them. My son is now 4th generation and always looks forward to when we make the trip north to visit... More 

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Thank barrelracer61336
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've never been a fan of their food. I am not into eating rubbery hot dogs, and fries that are so greasy that the bags are literally dripping oil from them. While they serve fresh cut fries, they absolutely do not know how to cook them properly. There are better places nearby.

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Thank Cary G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I just came from Brazil because of this place. And I didn't regret it. This was the most amazing hot dog that I ever try! The place is very simple and the most important... DONT ASK FOR KETCHUP :D

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Thank Felipe P
Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

But now I do! This a real deal hot dog. No ketchup. Mustard. Onion. Relish. Sport Peppers. Real fries. I will be back!!!!

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New Delhi, India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

NOT fancy. great hot dogs. Fresh cut frys. Fast service. a real experience.. People in line from factory workers to tuxedo dressed individuals.

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Thank Trenaalan
Dover, Delaware
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I asked a Chicago local about the best places to eat and was directed to Gene's & Jude's. We were enthusiastically told what to expect. She was right on. Firstly, this place is busy. Busy all the time. We must have hit it at the right time because the wait was short. We were happy to wait because it gives... More 

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Thank Pip1128
Vernon Hills, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Don't know what happened to the hot dogs. They used to be delicious and easy to chew. Now the casing is so tough it's like choking on a balloon. Very dangerous for children and older adults. Spoke to an employee in charge and he said they were having difficulty with the hot dog supplier. Better get it fixed before someone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 01:00
Monday
10:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 01:00
Thursday
10:30 - 01:00
Friday
10:30 - 02:00
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 River Rd, River Grove, IL 60171
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-7634

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