We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paradise Pup

1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
+1 847-699-8590
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (69 reviews)
“char dog” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Fast food
1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (206)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love hot dogs... this place is just not that good. There are many other much better place in the west and northwest suburbs. I was very disappointed in the quality of food and presentation.

Thank jps819
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can have a little bit of a wait at lunch time.seating inside is limited but the fresh and very good.

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is cooked to order, can't help but be fresh because of the turn-over, REAL cheese, REAL beef, REAL food. Owners are the people that cook your delicious burger, fries or sausage. Nothing is not good here and they genuinely appreciate your business. Borderline impossible...More

Thank sagekilz
Reviewed 26 July 2017

May be the best burger in the Chicagoland area. Savor it - special cheese, deliciously grilled onions on a really great grilled burger. Not your ordinary mustard either. Layered fries are a delicious meal in themselves. Only area to eat -in is a narrow counter....More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Long line, goes fast, burger fabulous cheese fries amazing! It's a char grilled burger, you can eat outside, not much inside but I will promise you... you will be back!

Thank zimrock
Reviewed 20 July 2017

They have a nice selection of sandwich's from burgers,hot dogs, beef etc. They also have great shakes and sides for the sandwich's. The only issue is the lack of parking and I've never seen no lines. Plan on a 15 to 20 minute wait easily.

Thank Alan Z
Reviewed 16 July 2017

It had been many years since I had eaten at Paradise Pup. On recent trip back to Chicago I stopped in for lunch with my Wife. I ordered a Merkts Cheeseburger and my Wife had a Char Dog, Cheese Fries and a Chocolate Malt. You...More

Thank Toddb62
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Ate here for lunch, shortly after arrival at O'Hare on business. The Char Burger is expertly cooked and outstanding. Also recommend the Banana Shake. Service is friendly and excellent. Not super fast, but worth the wait.

Thank Marion G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Stopped on our way to O'Hara. Knew about Paradise Pup from tv. Outstanding Italian Meat sandwich. Add the spicy peppers.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Found a local dive featured on Diners Drive ins & Dives.. Great burgers and milkshakes! Cash only though!!

Thank easton996
Nearby Restaurants
Boston Fish Market
286 reviews
1.49 km away
Sunrise Grill & Catering
65 reviews
1.35 km away
Tiffany's Restaurant & Cafe
149 reviews
1.48 km away
Nearby Attractions
McDonald's #1 Store Museum
71 reviews
2.78 km away
Lake Opeka
13 reviews
1.92 km away
Maxon Shooter's Supplies and Indoor Range
16 reviews
3.45 km away
Allstate Arena
316 reviews
2.11 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
21 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
This is a hot dog joint!! Gluten free for what??? I never knew a person that had a problem with gluten. Get out there and eat a dog already!!!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1724 S River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-2253
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-699-8590
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing