Infobox Restaurant
name = Superdawg

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image_caption = Superdawg Drive-In. The mascots Maurie and Flaurie, named for the owners, stand tall on the roof.
established =May 1948
current-owner =Maurie and Flaurie Berman
head-chef =
food-type =Hot Dog stand with carhop service
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street-address = Intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Devon Avenue and Nagle Avenue
city = Chicago
state = Illinois
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country = United States
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website = [ The official website of Superdawg]

Superdawg is a drive-in hot dog stand with carhop service located at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue, Devon Avenue, and Nagle Avenue in the Norwood Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Superdawg has the distinction of being one of the few original drive-in restaurants left in the United States. Its methods have been the same since it opened in the 1940s.

Superdawg was featured on The Food Network's television program "Unwrapped" as well as "Emeril Live" and has been visited by many critics and food aficionados. Superdawg is also listed in the book "1,000 Places to See Before You Die". Additionally, Superdawg remains a favorite with locals and attracts locals on a regular basis.

In 2003, a second Superdawg was opened in Chicago Midway International Airport's B concourse serving Southwest Airlines. In April, 2008 plans for a 3rd Superdawg were approved by the Wheeling Village Board. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2009 at 335 S.Milwaukee Avenue.


Superdawg was opened in May 1948 by Maurie and Flaurie Berman, who still own and operate it, today with the help of their children. Although the restaurant has undergone some expansion and remodeling, the landmark figures of anthropomorphic hot dogs on the roof date from the beginning.

Carhop service

The restaurant retains a 1950s style of ordering food. Customers pull their car up to one of the carports and order through a retro-looking metallic speaker box. The orders are delivered to the car window by a carhop with a tray that hooks on to the car door. When finished eating, the customer flips a switch on the box and a carhop comes to take the tray back. Many of the carhops have been there for years and have a loyal base of customers. There is also a walkup window and a small seating area inside the restaurant.

The food

All of the sandwiches come with rippled french fries inside a box that helps retain its heat. Every Superdawg comes with a signature pickled green tomato, one of Superdawg's distinctions from the classic Chicago-style hot dog, along with its spicier-than-usual wiener.

elections from the menu


*Chicken Midges
*Grilled Chesse


*Superonionchips (Invented by Fernando Sarmiento)

Fountain drinks

*Malts & Shakes

See also

*Chicago-style hot dog
*Sonic Drive-In, A modernized carhop fast food establishment.
*Dog n Suds, a traditional drive-in chain in the Midwestern United States which offers a similar menu.

External links

* [ The official website of Superdawg]
* [,0,163470.venue Superdawg at]
* [ Consumer Guide Goes To Superdawg]


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