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Michael's Chicago Style Red Hots

1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
+1 847-826-9021
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“hot dog” (26 reviews)
“italian beef” (5 reviews)
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American, Fast food
1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

For decades this fixture in HP has been home to many family gatherings and special occasions along with a quick lunch or dinner..... Char dogs and the burgers are excellent as are the baked potatoes with toppings. Salads are consistently great with fresh ingredients and...More

Thank Chicagonative_7
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Michael's changed owners and the menu changed. They no longer offer Italian Sausage, thus I cannot order one of my favorite Chicago sandwiches there anymore...the Combo...Italian Beef and Sausage which they formerly served so well. Goodbye. Won't be back soon.

Thank Charles043
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A well-known hot dog place with all the trimmings and great fries. Also hamburgers, buffalo burgers and chicken sandwiches. Fabulous salad bar where they make the salad of the ingredients that you select. Good buns, drinks, etc. Eat-in , carry-out and outside dining win good...More

Thank Gerald L
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Ever since I began writing restaurant reviews for Tripadvisor, I've blinked every time I read someone else's review that criticizes a restaurant's decor. What's more important, the color on the wall or the taste of the food? Why do you choose one restaurant over another?...More

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This place is great. Everyone from Highland Park has been here before. They just remodeled it so it looks very nice now. I come here very often.

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Title says it all , been going here for over 35 years.. Alway good , all the time. If not into burgers or hot dogs try their terriyaki chicken sandwich ,, very good and excellent shakes too

Thank dpint1300
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Like many locals who have frequented Michael's for years, I was looking forward to the remodeling of the stuck in the nineties restaurant. Well.... their intentions may have been good but, in actual day to day functioning, confusing, frustrating and their prices have gone up!...More

Thank PamDSapphireSky
Management response:Responded 15 January 2017

PamDSapphireSky- Good afternoon! Thank you for being a loyal customer of Michael’s. We appreciate your business, and your feedback! As you discovered during your recent visit, we completed a major renovation this summer at Michael’s. We renovated our operations at the same time. Our goal...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Chicago with three things on my itinerary: romance, sightseeing, and sampling some of Chicago's world-famous hot dogs. The first two having been checked off my list, I ventured to Michael's after hearing about their renowned Chicago-style dogs. I was not disappointed! Michael's...More

Thank The-Count-of-Tuscany
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I haven't been here in a while. It is usually so busy that it sometimes causes me to not go in. This evening, it was at a slow moment so we went in. We could not decide what to eat, there were so many good...More

Thank RJK_Chicago
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We go here sometimes and the food is good. We don't eat meat, but their salads, potatoes, and tuna steaks are good. They specialize in hot dogs which I heard were food, but can't talk from experience. Overall, this is a pretty good restaurant.

Thank Maxwell G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 19:30
10:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-826-9021
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We've been serving the community for over 40 years. We recently renovated and offer accommodations for private events 7 days a week. We are open for lunch & dinner and serve beer, wine & signature cocktails everyday, all day! Our space and menu and kid and family friendly and our large menu offers options from everyone. Gluten-free options are available!
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