Every Illinoisan Must Visit This Most Iconic Restaurant In The State

Before there was a McDonald’s on each corner and a gas station in every town, there was this iconic Illinois restaurant that has been popular for over 70 years – and, if you’re a true Illinoisan, you need to visit. Hot dog lovers will find themselves in heaven.

If you haven’t eaten at this gem, you’re missing out. Keep scrolling to find out what all makes this place an old-fashioned favorite.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Gene and Jude’s is located at 2720 River Road in River Grove, and you can get more information on its website or Facebook page.

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