First of all, this place is a DRIVE-IN! That alone should spark your curiosity. Fun, retro, and campy—there are carhops here, darn it. But, if ... More
First of all, this place is a DRIVE-IN! That alone should spark your curiosity. Fun, retro, and campy—there are carhops here, darn it. But, if that's not enough, wait until you try the world-famous, all-beef Superdawg, loaded with trimmings (mustard, onions and relish). It's been a Chicago classic for over 50 years. USD10 is more than enough for a dawg, cola and a few yummy fried accompaniments. So bring your appetite and cash only! Also, bring a car—not only does it help with the esthetic of a drive-in, this is one of the few places in the city that is tricky to get to via public transportation.
I happen to be at Superdawg when the owner was there. It was so refreshing to see how nice he was treating his employees. I work for a major airline and they should take some pointers from him. He was treating them so well,taking the time to talk to them. I'm sure that is why they are so successful. Not only good food but it appears the employees are treated very well and enjoy working for him. p.s. Yum crinkle cut fries too!
I have gone to "Superdawg" since 1948. At one time it was one of the best around Chicago. The dawg was crunchy with a natural casing and the fries were tasty fresh cut. I ate there the other day, and as someone who eats hot dogs all around the area, I must say that this has become one of the worst. They now serve a skinless hot dog, the fries are of the frozen variety ( not fresh cut ), they steam the bun untill it is just about wet,bury it under the fries, and they put so much condiments on it that you couldn't even pick it up without spilling mustard, relish and onion all over the place. By the time I dug it out of the box I had a handful of mush. Not only were the dog and fries a dissapointment taste wise, it was such a mess I had to through it in the garbage.
I've eaten here only a few times and was dissapointed each visit.
Fries -bland and soggy
chocolate malt - poor quality ice cream
root beer float - warm, flat and literally four bites of ice cream floating in a container of indescribably bad root beer.
everything else - not memorable
I am 21 and my parents have been taking me to Superdawg since I was old enough to eat them. I went to college for two years in Colorado and now in Alaska and I ALWAYS make it home for a Superdawg. There simply is no substitute. Never been there before??? Here's what you order:
"I'll have a Superdawg... Yes, with everything on it, and a vanilla shake."
If you dare put catsup on you'r dog, don't ask for it that way and put it on in private.
Superdawg... Simply cannot be missed.