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“Memorable burgers, you'll be hooked!”
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 28 May 2014

Fabulous fresh made burgers, cooked to order with assorted cheeses and toppings available. The dogs are also good as well as the chicken sandwiches..many varieties. I love the Merkt's cheese double burger with the Merket's cheese French fries...fries are cooked just right even if you like them plain..or get them loaded! There is something for everyone here, but be warned...in good weather, you may wait a half hour in Line to get your order...they are that swamped with foodies trying to get their burger-on! We try to go at off times like after 1:15 and then the wait may only be 15 to 20 minutes...they are worth the wait! They are closed on Sunday, and only open from 11AM to 5PM! People come from All over the states, and last time we were in line, from other countries, too! Word has spread! Beware, picnic table seating only...a couple stand up spots inside...that's why I say it's a Warm weather establishment, or carry out or eat in your car in bad or cold winter weather, which we've done many many times.

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1  Thank Lyn S
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

This restaurant was recommended by friends who found it on Yelp. I went there on fridays. They serve the best and yummiest burgers you might try in your life. Juicy, delicious, and amazing burger.

I always go with the regular cheese burger, and the cheese fries, and Coke.
Staff are friendly ..

You have to go early as this restaurant has limited working hours:
Monday to Saturday 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

It is really small restaurant, but it really worth trying *Thumb Up*

Thank Dr_Fadul
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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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