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Chicago Dog at Spalla's in Natick

chuck s Feb 2, 2013 03:07 PM

Finally made it out to Spalla's and loved the Chicago Dog. Flavorful but not overpowering dog with excellent toppings and perfect bun. Also tried some offerings from the European Deli which shares the space. This is a must stop for people on Rt. 9.

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  1. Prav RE: chuck s Feb 2, 2013 03:10 PM

    It's definitely the real thing!

    The owner is a very sweet lady, as well. Don't forget to get an Italian beef sandwich doused in jus - it's amazing. Their ices are really good, too.

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      youngho RE: Prav Feb 3, 2013 04:56 PM

      Yes, she's really lovely. I personally like my jus on the side (I find non-disintegrating bread easier to eat, but I'm a little sensitive about messy hands/fingers) and request it that way. I thought a touch more oregano and black pepper would suit my taste. I also requested the spicier pepper from the hot dog, as I thought the standard for the Italian beef might be a little mild. I'll have to go back this week!

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      Gordough RE: chuck s Feb 2, 2013 08:44 PM

      Speak of the devil. I had one of these the other night. It was great. I could have eaten a second one. Very nice service from the owners too.

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        Worlds2See RE: chuck s Feb 3, 2013 12:31 AM

        If you ever find yourself in Weymouth, Windy City Eats' Chicago dog is pretty great.

        Full disclosure: it's the only place I've had a Chicago dog so I don't have a comparison.

        1. NE_Wombat RE: chuck s Feb 3, 2013 09:36 AM

          Additional / btw - it's just off RT 9, a couple of blocks north on RT 27. It's on the right hand side (east) side of the road. It shares a side street frontage with a laundromat, convenience store, and a sub/pizza shop that faces RT 27.

          1. SLL1065 RE: chuck s Feb 4, 2013 02:16 PM

            Had my first Chicago Dog today at Spalla's. I'd definitely go back. The dog was tasty and not over powering. There was a good selection of toppings; I got mine without the Sport Peppers (I'm not into hot). The owner was very nice and friendly; she's from Chicago, so the dogs are the real deal, not someone opening up a restaurant with a food gimmick. I think tomorrow, I'll have to try the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich (I've read on a another site that it's equally as good too).

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