All aboard! Next stop on the Chicagoland Hot Dog Stand Tour is Herm's Palace in Skokie. The current owners of Herm's purchased the place in 1974 from the original owner. They became a Vienna Beef Hall of Fame inductee back in 2006. It's not just the classic Chicago style fast food that got them a HoF nod but also the personality and friendliness of the owners. Everyone is welcome.
Locals Favorite in Skokie, IL
Herm's is one of these Chicago style fast food shacks that serves everything associated with this style of food. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Polish Sausage, Gyros, you name it. Heck they even got beer and plenty of flat screen TV's if you want somewhere to eat and watch the game. The inside is pretty big with seating for at least 100. Decked along the front wall is their famous mural depicting the family that owns it with a bunch of important Chicago people in the sports and entertainment world.
Herm's Famous Mural
While they do have a menu that pretty much features everything it's still all about the hot dogs. They handle their plump natural casing Vienna Beef wieners with care never allowing them to sit and steam into mush. They're dressed perfectly and taste as good as anywhere. The fries are just the standard frozen variety and do not come included with the hot dog. Great place for a snack.
Chicago Style Hot Dog
3406 Dempster St
Skokie, IL 60076