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Low-ceilinged room with checkered floors, red bar stools at high tops, and hot dog wall art
7.9

Flub A Dub Chub's

Hot DogsBurgers

Lakeview

$$$$Perfect For:Casual Weeknight DinnerDining SoloLunchQuick EatsWalk-Ins

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Flub A Dub Chub’s in Lakeview East didn’t exist before 2008, but somehow this family-owned subterranean hot dog stand feels like it’s been around for decades. Checkered tile and diner stools are complemented by incredibly warm service and daily specials that laugh in the face of inflation, like $5 bratwursts, or a “Flubby” (a picture-perfect Chicago dog) and fries for $7. The Flubby is plump and juicy, and comes loaded with relish and onions. Ask for it char-grilled, or get the Mr. Big polish for some of that smoky flavor instead—it has just the right amount of snap and a hint of spice that pairs well with the sweet grilled onions. There’s also a corn dog that would make any state fair jealous, and a delicious chili dog for when you want to cosplay as Sonic the Hedgehog. Flub A Dub Chub’s has vegan options, milkshakes, and wall-to-wall customer drawings of hot dogs to ogle if you dine in.

Polish sausage topped with yellow mustard and sport peppers with a side of golden fries in a red basket

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Chicago dog being held up

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Chili dog topped with onions and a side of tater tots in basket

photo credit: Kim Kovacik

Polish sausage topped with yellow mustard and sport peppers with a side of golden fries in a red basket
Chicago dog being held up
Chili dog topped with onions and a side of tater tots in basket

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