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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 good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“hot dog” (27 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 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
Reviewed 21 November 2016

One of the last decent kosher style hot dog places in highland park, Good dog's and sandwhiches. Happy employees and good service. Decent fries

Thank niceguyfromchi
Reviewed 10 November 2016

A delight for anyone who loves hot dogs, french fries, and steak sandwiches.For the health conscious great chopped salads. Great for families with any age children.

Thank Sparky399
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We love this place..the kids get buffalo burgers and perfect fries and we usually get the skirt steak. We've eaten at most of the well known restaurants in the city and HP...but no one makes a better skirt steak. My daughter has celiac and must...More

Thank Karine B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

They recently remodeled the site and introduced a new "ordering system" that seems to delete the previous chaos. Food still good with generous portions. Pick to order salad bar still popular. Remodel now includes several many more HD TV sets so I would imagine a...More

Thank Joel L
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is currently under renovation and I hope that it is worth it. They are currently serving a limited menu which is surprising a lot of customers that came for their favorite Michael's meal. I'll keep an open mind since I've always been happy...More

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 22 July 2016

A food institution in Highland Park. A casual dining joint with good food. Seating inside & out. The hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches are terrific. An extensive salad bar.

Thank Melvin K
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Great hot dogs plus many other grilled sandwiches. French fries with cheddar cheese are the best. Great salads and many other choices.

Thank Paul C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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