Skip's Hot Dogs is a living testament to the time-tested Chicago dog in all its mustard-slathered glory, staying true to tradition with poppyseed buns, Vienna beef dogs and other authentic trappings of true Chicago dogs.Sport peppers? Yessir. Pickle relish? Absolutely. A squirt of ketchup? Fuhgeddaboutit. That most iconic of street snacks—the Chicago hotdog—has been perfected over the last century, and true natives, like the family behind Skip's, follow the formula by the book. (And if you know what's good for you, that formula better not involve any ketchup, mister.) Skip's Hot Dogs is a living testament to the time-tested Chicago dog in all its mustard-slathered glory, staying true to tradition with their poppyseed buns, Vienna beef dogs and other authentic trappings of a true Chicago dog (even their pickle relish is brought in from the Windy City).
Thirty-three years ago, after leaving their native Chicago for the woefully hot dog-less Atlanta, the Shababy family decided to pack up their love for their beloved delicacy and put it in a poppyseed bun for all the city to enjoy. Thus, Skip's Hot Dogs was born, a living testament to their hometown smack-dab in the middle of Avondale Estates. In this bustling little joint, the classic Chicago dog is the star of the show, served alongside equally authentic Italian beef sandwiches (on Chicago Gonnella bread, naturally), Maxwell Street-style Polish sausages, burgers, and other sandwiches, all for prices that look like they haven't changed since the place cut the ribbon. In other words, this place is legit. And, well, if you really want to smother your dawg in ketchup? Don't worry, these guys won't judge. But don't miss the chance to get the true Chi-town experience all snuggled up in a poppyseed bun. It's definitely worthy of your culinary bucket list.
Vienna Chicago-Style Hot Dog, $2.99
Maxwell Street Polish Sausage, $4.15
Italian Beef Sandwich, $5.29
Hot Dog Combo, $4.89
Polish Sausage Combo, $6.39
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.