“Hot dog stand” doesn’t quite do this classic, 1940’s-style drive-in and sit-down restaurant justice. High school sweethearts Maurie and Flaurie Berman opened the original Superdawg’s doors in 1948 and continue to welcome regulars to their newly renovated locale with a signature “Hiya!” This North Side rendezvous boasts a modern speaker system, neon-flecked drive-in canopies, and gracious indoor dining. Share stories of your youth with your children while you experience the trademarked Superdawg, which is not to be confused with a frankfurter. This baby is a pure-beef hot dog served on a poppy seed bun and accompanied by crispy, crinkly Superfries, traditional trimmings, including mustard, piccalilli, kosher dill pickles, Spanish onions, and hot peppers. Cool down with a double rich chocolate or mellow vanilla Supershake; they’re so thick the straw seems ridiculous.

Contact number: (773) 763-0660

Location: 6363 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60646

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