Just about every ingredient, from the freshly steamed poppyseed buns to the sport peppers, is brought in from Chicago, and it makes for a hotdog experience even the most loyal of Chicagoans agree tastes like the real-deal.For those who speak the delicious, mustard-scented language of Vienna beef dogs, Gonnella bread and Maxwell Street Polish sausages, Guido's is an oasis of true Chicago tradition in a land where hotdogs often come slathered in ketchup (heresy!) and squished between pitifully poppyseed-less buns (boo, hiss!). Decked out in blue and yellow—a nod to the official colors of Vienna beef, the unofficial dog of the Windy City—this hotdog shop is all about tradition. "In the neighborhood where any Chicagoan grew up," owner Ron told us, "there was probably a place just like this." But it's not just the color scheme that's reminding Chicago expats of their native city's infamous street snack of choice. Just about every ingredient, from the freshly steamed poppyseed buns to the sport peppers, is brought in from Chicago, and it makes for a hotdog experience even the most loyal of Chicagoans agree tastes like the real-deal. That goes for the other Chi-town specialties on the menu, too: Ron says his regulars can't get enough of Guido's juicy, warm Italian beef sandwiches, dripping with a house made au jus. "They all tell me, 'this is what it's supposed to be like,'" he says. And if Guido's is doing it right, we don't wanna be wrong.
Guido's Special Dog, $3.25
Polish Sausage, $4.25
Italian Beef, $6.75
Barbecue Pork Sandwich, $4.95
Monday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.