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Looking for hotdogs and deep dish pizza in Schaumburg

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navinr75 Apr 7, 2008 05:38 PM

I'll be in Schaumburg for a wedding and while my wife is busy with pre-wedding festivities, I will have some free time. I'm looking to get some chicago-style hot dogs for lunch and deep dish pizza for dinner. I was interested in Lou Malnati's for dinner, but open to any suggestions. I' will have a car so I can travel a bit, but rather not get too close to the city as I'm hoping to avoid major traffic. thanks!

  1. stellamystar Apr 7, 2008 07:05 PM

    I vote Lou's for pizza. There is also a Portillos in Schaumburg - know for tasty hot dogs and fries.
    Someone might have more creative Schaumburg choices -

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    1. re: stellamystar
      Chew on That Apr 8, 2008 01:00 PM

      I definitely second Portillo's - love them! And Lou's is great too, but why not try the original deep dish pizza joint since they have one in Schaumburg - Uno's Pizzeria?

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      LAWoman Apr 8, 2008 03:52 PM

      Have to disagree on Uno's. It's a chain and what they serve at the one in Schaumburg is NOTHING like Uno's or Due's in the city.

      Stick w/Lou's!!

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        chris Apr 9, 2008 09:19 AM

        Your best bet for hot dogs, as everyone else has said, is Portillo's

        I have to respectfully disagree about Lou's out here - I am a pizza fan, and not snobby about it - but my three experiences with Lou's in Schaumburg has been, to put it mildly, unsatisfactory in terms of food. I personally would go a few miles east on Golf and hit up Gino's East - it's in Rolling Meadows, but that's only one town over.

        There's a Giordano's in Streamwood (one town over in the other direction) which I haven't been to in years but recall being good.

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          navinr75 Apr 10, 2008 01:33 PM

          I"ve been to Uno's in the city more times than I can remember, so I'll pass on the one in the burbs. I'll think about Lou's versus Gino's East

        2. abf005 Apr 10, 2008 03:50 PM

          Chew On That: FYI: the chain; Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill is vastly inferior to the original two locations of Uno's & Duo on Wabash in Downtown.

          For whatever reason, thankfully the original two locations still make the pies fresh on request and maintain the themselves as pizzerias first & foremost in the tradition of Ike Sewell vs. the chain which as indicated by its name is now run as an Cr-Applebee's style grill and pizzeria second. To add further insult to injury, the chain serves up re-heated par-baked doughs for its pizza crusts much in the way Pizza Hut serves up its garbage.

          Schaumburg has many other respectable pizza options, and close-by in Rolling Meadows is a decent Gino's East, personally I wouldn't miss the thin crust pizza at Barnaby's on Golf but that's a whole another Chicago Pizza style!

          As to hot dogs, Portillos is a good representation, but Schaumburg has never quite been the same since Hippo's left town. Man, those guys had some of the best Hot Dogs, Maxwell St. Polishes and fries anywhere...

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            jan Apr 11, 2008 09:57 AM

            aaaahhhhhhh, good old Hippo's!! Great loss for Schaumburg!

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              jan Sep 12, 2008 06:09 PM

              Hippo's
              1041 Rohlwing Rd
              (between Huntington Dr & Timber Dr)
              Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
              (847) 352-4672

              Hippos is back!!!!

          2. Chew on That Sep 17, 2008 12:10 PM

            There is an Uno's pizza in Schaumburg (Woodfield) that would be closest, but I do highly recommend Lou's too. There is a Lou's in Buffalo Grove that isn't terribly far. Lake Cook and Buffalo Grove Rd.

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            1. re: Chew on That
              abf005 Sep 17, 2008 01:55 PM

              Chew!! We must be going in circles here...

              Back in April on this very thread, you made that same HORRIBLE recommendation for someone to try the Schaumburg Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill.

              I replied then:
              "Uno's Chicago Bar & Grill is vastly inferior to the original two locations of Uno's & Duo on Wabash in Downtown.

              For whatever reason, thankfully the original two locations still make the pies fresh on request and maintain the themselves as pizzerias first & foremost in the tradition of Ike Sewell vs. the chain which as indicated by its name is now run as an Cr-Applebee's style grill and pizzeria second. To add further insult to injury, the chain serves up re-heated par-baked doughs for its pizza crusts much in the way Pizza Hut serves up its garbage"

              It would a shame for anyone to waste good money on an inferior version of the "real thing" that is served only Downtown. Surely you've tasted both and realize this fact, yes? I begin to wonder what the fascination is with you frequently pushing the chains over many of the better quality locals.

              Jan: HIPPOS is BACK?? Whoohoo! You just made my day and have given me a new weekend lunch destination, thanks for the intel!

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