Chowdown Showdown: Hot Dogs

Who serves up the best hot dogs in Lake Zurich and Barrington?

It's time for our weekly Chowdown Showdown!

This week, we are on the hunt for the best place to get hot dogs in the Barrington and Lake Zurich area.

You know the drill: All you need to do is sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Feel free to elaborate on why this restaurant’s hot dogs are fabulous.

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to let us know your favorite go-to place for hot dogs.

On Wednesday morning, we will post the top three finalists — determined by your votes in this article, on Facebook and on Twitter — in a poll. And it will be time to vote again — this time for the weekly Chowdown Showdown champion.

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday. We will post the Showdown winner first thing Saturday morning.

Sound good? Great. Now lets get the voting rolling. Which restaurant do you think has the best hot dogs in the Barrington/Lake Zurich area?

sha nay nay March 06, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Sonic has my vote for the best hotdogs in Lake Zurich.
Alvaro March 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
My vote goes to Sonic too. Although there are other great hotdog places to go to. You cant beat the price for what you get at Sonic
*music is life* March 06, 2012 at 05:30 PM
ive got to say my vote goes to sonic lake Zurich their hot dogs are always fresh and hot.
vinny d March 06, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Bellalukes gets my vote. True chicago dog with all the right toppings. Great daily special including their tuesday 2 dog, fries and a drink for $5.50! Cant beat that!
Flower Child March 06, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Sonic Lake Zurich. Hands down, best hot dog!!
Ann Dey March 06, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Sonic Drive-In @ Lake Zurich has the best dogs!!!
Kudora Ralorn March 06, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Sonic Drive-in @ lake zurich, hands down.
Alison M March 06, 2012 at 06:37 PM
Sonic in Lake Zurich!
Jason March 06, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Sonic in lake zurich has the best dogs!!!
jessica adamick March 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
The people who are voting for sonic must work there or not know what a real hotdog is. Do you guys put ketchup on your dogs too?
MyPick March 06, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Sonic is my pick. Why try somewhere else.
Sam Hough March 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Sonic Lake Zurich, hands down!! Not only for quality, the hot dogs are always fresh hot and delicious. But for quantity. Where elese can you get whatever you want on a hot dog? If I asked the wonderful crew at sonic to put a banana on my hot dog, they'd do it, and still only charge me 1:99, which is a price no other place can beat. You have to be crazy to go anywhere else. I love you sonic, and all your hot dogs.
Awesome Sauce March 06, 2012 at 06:59 PM
The dogs at Sonic are the best! They're like 2 bucks and ALWAYS delicious!! You can't beat em.
Papa Bear March 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Obviously Jessica you don't have a life if your still arguing with everyone. Stop being immature and just put your vote. My vote is sonic hot dogs. They are the best, and you can't beat the price.
Flower Child March 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Jessica- you're entitled to your opinion, and so is everyone else. If I like Sonic hot dogs, what's the big deal? You like your place and I like mine. It's just food.
Ainsley B March 06, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Although LZ and Barrington have so many great places to get hot dogs, the variety that Sonic Drive-In offers is the reason why they have my vote.
Bris9092 March 06, 2012 at 08:11 PM
I'd go to Sonic in Lake Zurich any day! Not only do they make their Chicago Dogs the right way but for the qaulity of food and drink that you get for the price you pay is a STEAL!!!
Bris9092 March 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Whats with all this trash talk!? O.o Jessica Trolling the Forums over Hotdogs!? Really? This is a friendly vote based on opinion. not some juvenile squabble.
sarah s March 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM
My vote goes to bellalukes. Gave sonic a chance... Not a fan.
Angelarose March 06, 2012 at 09:14 PM
I vote sonic! They're always heaping and made just like a Chicago dog should be! Can't beat it!
John Tait March 06, 2012 at 09:22 PM
my vote goes to sonic. love the price and love the chi town dog cant be beat.
liberty March 06, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Sonic of Lake Zurich has my vote. I love how they'll put anything you want on their hotdogs.
Daniel Vincent March 06, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Korrina Grom (Editor) March 07, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Thanks for submitting all of these great suggestions! Make sure to vote in the Chowdown Showdown poll tomorrow!
Grace Tisdall March 08, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Bellalukes in Lake Zurich are bar none the best hotdogs in the area! It's all beef and all good.
Sammy D. March 09, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Hey Coy One, If you are a Gene and Judes fan, try Delicous Redds in Lake Zurich. You wont be sorry, and it will save you the drive.
DLR March 09, 2012 at 09:26 PM
delicious redds. the best.... good hot dogs, good fries, good place
CoolRich59 March 09, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Tried Redds -- Meh. No thanks. Even though Sonic is a chain, they have great Chi-style hot dogs. Best in LZ by far.
Hotdog fan March 10, 2012 at 04:12 PM
What's wrong with you people??? Sonic,really!? You must be cheap! If you want the best go to Bellalukes in Lake Zurich; their hotdogs rule! Please note, you get what you pay for.
John B March 12, 2012 at 02:36 AM
I walked out of Red's due to not carrying cash on me. No credit cards excepted! Bellalukes is great!


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