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Jim's Original Hot Dog

(312) 733-7820

1250 S. Union Ave.

Chicago, IL 60607

What To Get: Polish Sausage with grilled onions and mustard.

What To Know: Opened in 1939, claims to have created the original polish sausage, open 24/7.

It might technically be in Little Italy now, but we’re including Jim’s Original in this guide anyway. Jim’s is credited with serving the first grilled Polish with onions and mustard, back in the 1930s. At that point it was located in the old Maxwell Street Market, which used to be in Pilsen, and that’s where Jim’s Original’s heart remains. You may have to take a quick drive out of the neighborhood to get here these days, but it’s worth it. This is a Pilsen classic.

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