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Gold Coast Hot Dog

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17 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3028
+1 312-578-1133
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hot dog here is not a food but an act of perfection. Simplistic and humble in its ambiance next to the wabash elevated train, a true Chicagoan experience. If you visit Chicago and want to experience a local and cheap delicacy, this is your spot. Guaranteed to satisfy.

Thank Aaron M
Redford, Michigan
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148 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for one last something to eat before we left Chicago. And found Gold Coast hot dog. Oh yum! We were so happy. I had a Polish dog with the works. And it was filled with all the goodness that you hear about when people talk about a "Chicago hot dog" it had sweet relish, a tomato slice... More 

Thank Susan L
Merrillville, Indiana
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go to gold coast hot dog, for of course, a hot dog and Italian beef sandwich, it literally took twenty minutes for us to receive our order. There two people ahead of us, and they were already waiting when we arrived. They messed up the order for a double hot dog sandwich, I stated three times that... More 

Thank Donald B
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I love the Chicago steamed hot dogs...so good! We really enjoy the plump juicy flavor of those dogs! I have one dog with sauerkraut and one plain..the wife goes for two plain. They are a must try!!!

Thank pencilmein2
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Gold Coast shares this space with a Popeye's. The food here is good. But for me, their location at Union Station prepares a much better "Chicago Dawg".

Thank Tony C
Phoenix, Arizona
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The hot dog is a meal in itself! I get a classic char dog with everything but peppers whenever I'm at Midway airport. Haven't found a better dog in my travels!

Thank iamowlright
Herndon, Virginia
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I read good reviews on Chicago forum for this place so My DH and I went there. We ordered the special (4 hot dogs, one large fries and two drinks for about $16). We were so disappointed because nothing special about the hot dogs. They were just ordinary cheap hot dogs with some veggies. They shared the store with Popeyes... More 

Thank MomNBucketList
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015

We did a hot dog crawl while in Chicago. This was number three of the five we tried. It is a chain but we wanted one final dog while at the train station. It was good but not the best we had. We had the Jumbo Char dog. Good flavor but the tomato and pickle were too cold for the... More 

Thank rvhenry
Hampton, Virginia
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228 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I have been known to route travel through Chicago just so I can get an Italian Beef Sandwich at Gold Coast at Midway Airport. It's true. I was departing on Monday from Midway and they were out of Italian beef and the philly style chicken, so no sandwiches. The crew told me "we've been out of beef for a couple... More 

Thank marcyro
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Im new to the Chicago area and I have never been a fan of hot dogs until I had a true Chicago style dog and I am hooked! Gold Coast dogs are my favorite and I get one whenever I can.

Thank Smithova

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60603-3028
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-578-1133

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

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