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Fat Johnnies

Fat Johnnies

7242 S Western Ave

Chicago, IL 60636

If there's any proof in this world that the best food can come from the most dodgy-looking places, Fat Johnnie's is it. What looks like a makeshift shack (that could collapse at any moment) on the side of the road near Marquette Park slings the best hot dogs in the area thanks to stacks of cheese, chili, relish, onions and surprising stuff like tamales and cucumber. The depression-style of these dogs make them super cheap -- luckily it's easier to carry multiple in one hand.