Bus: 11, 84, 93(773) 743-020741.990709 -87.698558 2734 W Peterson Ave (at Fairfield Ave) West Rogers Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $5
In the pantheon of Chicago hot-dog stands, Wolfy’s deserves a seat on the dais. The room is sparkling clean and the staff is sweet—think of it as the anti–Wieners Circle. Though it offers a lot more, take a cue from the iconic signage (an impaled hot dog on a sparkling fork) and stick to the sausages. The Vienna Beef char-grilled Polish is near perfect, but it’s Wolfy’s hot dog, one of the best in the city, that will make even the most jaded hot-dog eater smile.