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Mile High Vienna Stand

If you've eaten in Chicago, you've heard of Vienna Beef dogs. And if you love bargains, you've heard of Mile High Vienna Stand: It's the place that has a hot dog happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. every day, when two bucks gets you a true-blue Vienna Beef dog and fries. As it turns out, though, Mile High has more than just Chicago-style dogs at good prices (and served with really good fries) going for it. Italian beef, for example, another favorite Chicago dish. Mile High isn't really a stand — even if this homey storefront on Santa Fe is almost as small as one; your grandma would say it's like eating on top of a postage stamp. Come at lunchtime and you'll see people lined up shoulder to shoulder around the edge of the room, waiting for their order and chatting with neighbors. Go, Cubs!
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: No alcohol
  • Reservations: Not necessary
  • Parking: Lot available, On-street