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“Holy Burger!”
Review of Paradise Pup

Paradise Pup
Ranked #2 of 186 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Reviewed 13 May 2014

This is not a seat down place, so be ready to stand in line for a burger take out. If you are a burger lover you will not mind driving 30+ miles to get a bite of their delicious burgers! Absolutely delicious... no wonder this place was featured on TV shows.

Some of our favorites are the cheesy fries, Merck cheese burger, and their polish sausage.

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Thank RJ J
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Great food, throw back to old fashion hot dog stands but with gourmet taste. Merkts Cheddar Cheese, three layer fries, handmade shakes. Wonderful

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Thank heatherlarkin68
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Lived in Des Plaines for about 10 years and visited the Paradise Pup a few times. The line usually is not long until the Food Network did a show on this place and then the line just gets pretty bad. The place open at 11 AM and the line is already there by 10:30 AM. The burger is usually what we ordered. It is always juicy with fresh topping. The polish sausage and fries are excellent also. The only complaint I have with the place, beside the line, is the availability of Italian beef. Guy said it is great in his show but it is always out by the time we reached the counter (sold out at 11:30? You have some inventory control issue, Paradise!)

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Thank Hwydave
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Tiny place in Des Plaines, tried it for the 1st time and absolutely LOVED the burgers!! Nice thick burgers NOT the tiny dinky ones from BK or MCD. MEATY!!! Got a Beef too and that was excellent as well. They have a few tables outside to eat on a nice day. Bring cash they do not accept cc or debit cards.

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Thank Ursula S
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Whether you're a local or an out of towner, a stop here is a must. Don't let the line scare you away, those people are all waiting for a reason, it's worth it. Awesome burger, awesome char dogs and the cheddar fries can't be beat. They've got lots of other stuff but I've never tried them as I have a hard enough time deciding between the burger or the hotdog.

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Thank 2catchick
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