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Jody's Hot Dogs

326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
+1 815-729-0251
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good12%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“italian beef” (7 reviews)
“fries” (14 reviews)
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American, Fast food
326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hot dogs,tamales and fries are awesome. My husbands Uncle owned Boza’s hot dog stand in Lockport,Illinois. They had the best dogs I ever ate and now I have JODY’S to fill that spot. When we come back home from Nebraska this is always our first...More

Thank PJB623
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Jody's is delicious and inexpensive. This obviously isn't the place to go for a five star meal, but it serves delicious Chicago style comfort food. It could definitely use more vegetarian options, like most Chicago style places like this.

Thank sargar69
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Best Italian beef bar none fries are great too. I just can't get past the Italian beef to anything else!

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Super Chicago-style hot dogs! They even let you put ketchup on them, but they frown on it. French fries have skins on them and are a perfect balance between fried on the outside and soft in the middle. Burgers...super tasty!

Thank Sherri66
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A must stop for a hotdog, gyro, beef sandwich. Great hand cut fries. Miquel the owner is very involved with the community with the pictures up on his wall

Thank trainfan2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017

When I eat dogs I choose to go here for the last two years. NOT. They changed the hot dog, not the bun, not the mustard, the hot dog! It is smaller, very off tasting and now the worst dog in the area. Very stupid...More

4  Thank tulu
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Awesome chili dogs- ordered the chili dog, comes with real potatoe fries (they have the skins on!) Service was fast and the place has a cute 60's feel to it.

Thank RhotanVonRhotan
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Got the buffalo chicken sandwich THIS time!! Always get the garlic fries!! The staff is super friendly and the owner goes out of his way to make you feel like fam!! Love this place!!

Thank illhumanati
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I am local and the women in my office order food from here frequently and say good things about it. Just had my first time there last week and was less than impressed. Maybe it was what I chose? I got a chef salad which...More

2  Thank Adesso23
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We come from Lincoln Ne. and this is always our first stop even over White Castle which is one of my favorites. My husbands uncle owned the original Bozas hot dog stand in Lockport. The Boz hot dog are a copycat of this original place....More

1  Thank PJB623
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Republic Ave, Joliet, IL 60435-6520
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Joliet
  • Phone Number: +1 815-729-0251
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