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Michael's Chicago Style Red Hots

1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
+1 847-432-3338
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Fast food
1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Most of the food was poor-average. The salad bar was good, priced accordingly. Convenient but wouldn't make an extra trip. Better food elsewhere, especially the hot dogs.

Thank marietta9940541
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Been there forever Clean Big menu Casual dining Italian beef was excellent Salad was fresh with lots of toppings to eat Local favorite Worth the stop

Thank pho2
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We've eaten at Michael's on numerous occasions, and we're never disappointed. Their meat is of high quality, their flavors classic and timeless. Everyone we take loves Michael's. From hot dogs to cheesy fries to shakes to char burgers, never a miss. They even replicated my...More

Thank Dallas D
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Michael's is a local hot dog (and more) institution with an extensive menu and a quick service line for order and food prep to accomodate the multitudes. Popular for years Michael's is still a draw.

Thank scottagordonsg
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a well run mega hot dog stand with many salads and sandwiches as well as hot dogs. Large interior that is very clean. Ordering system is a bit slow. Food is good. Prices are higher than at other similar food locations. Staff is...More

Thank Stuart60645
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I have eaten at Michael's both as a walk in customer and attendant at a private party. Food and service is very good. Prices are reasonable, ample seating and clean restrooms.

Thank worldtraverler2018
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Busy, busy, busy. But the dogs are great. Everyone one who is anyone on the North Shore who likes hot dogs sooner or later finds their way here. A great fast eat. Not really a place to sit down though you can. Go outside and...More

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

a staple in the community. Remolded in recent years and I liked the old decor better, but that is from me, an old timer. Hot dogs, Polish excellent. All the Chicago trimmings. Skirt steak sandwich is delicious, and one marinade is usually on sale. Fries...More

Thank drgr2015
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I ordered a char Polish without fries, which was delivered to my table with little delay. I couldn't even set up my iPad for some writing, and voila, my food arrived. With mustard, relish, gilled onions and tomato, it tasted great. I always have high...More

Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The food is good but my wallet thinks I went to a mid range restaurant when I pay the bill. When I go to a hot dog, fries, burger place it shouldn't be like $15 per person. Sorry

Thank jjarger
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1879 2nd St, Highland Park, IL 60035-3113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-432-3338
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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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