Bites Nearby: Restaurant Brings Chicago-Style Hot Dogs to North Shore

No line, no wait at the Dogout, a local hot spot that's got city tastes and a hometown feel.

Andrew Braverman is extremely confident in his family's business. "I'll match our Italian beef sandwich and hot dogs up against anybody in the city," he boasts.

The Dogout opened three years ago on Waukegan Road in Bannockburn and has been attracting a wide variety of customers ever since.

"We do our best to know everybody by name. It's the way it's always been," said Braverman, who recently moved back home to help his parents with the business.

His dad opens every morning, his mom is behind the counter during the day and he jumps in during the rush hours--a casual family routine that Braverman says works well in Bannockburn.

Of course Patch wanted to get a taste of the menu. Check out the video to see what we ordered.


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