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Readers pick top 4 hot dog places in the suburbs

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  • Video: Tony's Steamers

  • The Chicago-style dogs at Tony's Steamers in Winfield have a cultlike following.

       The Chicago-style dogs at Tony's Steamers in Winfield have a cultlike following.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Since Superdawg opened in Wheeling, it has become a favorite spot for a dog and fries.

       Since Superdawg opened in Wheeling, it has become a favorite spot for a dog and fries.
    Daily Herald File Photo | Staff Photographer

  • Portillo's hot dogs are among suburbanites' favorite dogs.

       Portillo's hot dogs are among suburbanites' favorite dogs.
    Deborah Pankey | Staff Photographer

  • Hot Dog Richie's Chicago-style hot dog features a Vienna sausage. Customers also rave about the bacon-wrapped Auggie Dog at the Palatine spot.

       Hot Dog Richie's Chicago-style hot dog features a Vienna sausage. Customers also rave about the bacon-wrapped Auggie Dog at the Palatine spot.
    George LeClaire | Staff Photographer

 
 

As we head into National Hot Dog Month and the Fourth of July weekend, we've got hot dogs on the brain.

So we asked you, our readers, to tell us who makes the best dogs in the burbs. Whether you like mustard and onions or pickles and peppers, here's are your top four favorite spots:

Tony's Steamers of Winfield

23W213 Geneva Road, Winfield, (630) 665-2050, tonyssteamers.com/

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Hot dog: $2.69, hot dog and fries: $3.39

What a reader said: " Just returned from Arizona for the summer here in Winfield. Now, I do not miss the winter weather, but I really do miss Steamer's hot dogs. They are the very best. Always cooked just right and since I put all the seasonings available on the dog, I have a truly great Chicago hot dog, from the warm poppy seed bun to the single pepper (I request just one) and the delicious french fries that just wrap themselves about the bun, it is super and it is home! Now if I could only get Tony to open a Steamers Southwest, I would be really happy!" -- Marylou Crane, Winfield

Superdawg

333 S. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling (additional location at 6363 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago), (847) 459-1900, superdawg.com/

Wheeling hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Hot dog with fries: $5.50

What a reader said: "Hands down, without question Superdawg has the best dawg! I have been going there since I was conceived and I have never been disappointed. You can go all over the world, but you will never find anything that compares to a Superdawg!" -- Melissa Markoutsis, Park Ridge native, Kenosha transplant

Portillo's

Multiple locations, www.portillos.com

Hot dog: $2.65, hot dog with fries $4.40

What a reader said: "My favorite hot dog place is definitely Portillo's. No other hot dog comes even close. I have out-of-town relatives who can't wait to visit here and get a Portillo's hot dog. Steam sesame roll, beef hot dog, relish, tomato, pickle, etc. Can't be beat! We don't need (Hot) Doug's dogs. We have Portillo's." -- Jackie Douglas, Wood Dale

Hot Dog Richie's

220 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, (847) 358-8560, myhotdogrichies.com/

Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Hot dog: $2.55, hot dog with fries $4.30

What a reader said: "I like the traditional Chicago-style hot dog they serve, just right with all the trimmings. My sons like the Auggie Dog, jumbo hot dog, wrapped in bacon, deep-fried. Only the young heart can handle that." -- Paul Gosiewski, Hoffman Estates

Others that made the list:

• Dogfather Hot Dog

957 S. Route 59, Bartlett, (630) 540-7500, dogfatherhotdogs.com/

• Gene and Jude's

2720 River Road, River Grove, (708) 452-7634, geneandjudes.com/

• Gina's Hot Dogs and Beef

1222 W. Irving Park Road, Bensenville, (630) 766-1841

• The Original Nana's Hot Dogs

1102 E. Irving Park Road, Streamwood, (630) 289-2226, theoriginalnanashotdogs.com/

• Rand Red Hots

1441 Rand Road, Des Plaines, (847) 699-0606, randredhots.com/

• Slott's Hots

1124 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, (847) 362-0670, slottshots.com/

• The Smokehouse

1825 N. Main St., Wheaton, (630) 668-0645, smokehousewheaton.com/

• WeinerVille III

1785 Larkin Ave., Elgin, (847) 608-7801, wienervilleiii.com/

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