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Looking for hotdogs and deep dish pizza in Schaumburg

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!

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  1. 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

      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?

    2. 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!!

      1. 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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        1. re: chris

          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. 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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          1. re: abf005

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

            1. re: jan

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

              Hippos is back!!!!

          2. 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

              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!