A 1950s-era stand best known for Italian beef and Italian-breaded steak, but also not surprisingly, a place making a pretty good dog, too. Whatever you get, it’s all just to lay down a base for its excellent milkshakes, anyway.
Dating back to the old Maxwell St in the 1930s, this two-steps-below-no-frills stand takes you back to the primordial beginnings of Chicago dogs, and even better, the Polish sausage -- the 24-hour friend of the working man.
$14 for a hot dog? Maybe -- but only if it comes to your table with individual mini-squeeze bottles of house-made ketchup, mustard, and relish, and if it’s as good as this upscale hotel restaurant’s house-made dog.