Friday, December 26, 2008

Nana's hot dogs and beef, Addison

A new hot dog joint opened on Lake St. recently, and on a cold Monday the husband and I decided we needed a quick, inexpensive lunch. So we decided to try Nana's out. It's on Lake St. just east of 355, in front of the Marcus cinema.

A bright, no-frills store, it's both cheery and a little stark. Counter and seats, that's pretty much it. The menu is equally low on frill -- hot dogs, beef, tamales, chili, fries, shakes and a couple desserts. I think there were two or three salads, as well.

The husband and I both had hot dogs. All of their sandwiches automatically include fries, which are stacked on top and rolled and smushed into them. The idea may be to try to snarf it all down together, but my mouth is not that big so I picked off the fries, which were great by the way -- handcut, fresh and hot.

The hot dogs were of the red hot variety, a bit smaller and snappier. Their "everything" is onions, relish, mustard and peppers -- no pickle or tomato. Which is a shame, since I love pickles. But it was still quite good, and I have no real complaints.

We also shared a pineapple milkshake, which was light, frothy and full of real pineapple bits. Delicious.

The only real problem with Nana's is that there are already a number of good hot dog joints in the area, and now we have another one! Truly, there is no shortage of hot dog places in northern DuPage County.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

HORABLE MEAL!!!

BEEF WAS LIKE WARMED BEEF JERKY!!
DRY, NO TASTE NON!
NOT A BEEF FLAVOR, NO FLAVOR AT ALL
NOT TENDER ...VERY BAD SAVE YOUR MONEY!
THE BREAD WAS OKAY THAT IT WAS ON THOUGH?
THE HOT DOGS WERE LIKE EATING MEAT YOU7 HAD TO PULL OUT OF A RUBBER TIRE.. DISGUSTING GROSS!!!!
TAKE A PASS ON THIS PLACE
3-14-09
P AND J

Ryan said...
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szasran said...

then dont fucking come here any more.
we're just like gene and judes. but cleaner. if you dont like it. go to mcdonalds and order off the dollar menu ! we get a lot of compliments. obviously you have no taste in good food.

That Girl said...

There's no need for nastiness on anyone's part here. If you aren't a fan of the places we review, just keep on moving. And if you dislike or disagree with a comment, please keep your tone respectful.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the place and couldnt disagree more with P and J.

Although I am very surprised to read what appears to be a response from management in such a distasteful manner. As a business owner myself, you cant take offense to someone who dislikes your food. Especially from someone who cant spell, properly punctuate, and has no idea how to take off the caps lock key.

Mel K said...

Hello, I am actually the manager at Nana's Hot Dogs, my family are the owners of Nana's! And I just wanted to say that I nore any of my family members left that comment about goto McDonald's and don't come here!! I just wanted to let whoever blogs here know that that wasn't us!! And I agree that if you don't like our reasturant that's OK but please be tasteful on how you talk and Thanks to those who do enjoy our food!!

Anonymous said...

If you like Gene and Judes then you'll like Nana's. I do have one issue though. Is that the employees need to be more attendtive to the customers. Especially in the evening. I understand that it's hard to get good help. But sitting on the counter while customers are waiting for their food isn't cool. Also, I went through the drive-up one night and one girl took my order. 10 minutes later I tapped on the window and the next girl wanted to take my order. It appears the first one was done with her shift and forgot to tell the one taking over that there was an order waiting. Better customer service all the way around will help. I would go there more often, but until they get their help trained properly, it will be an occasional visit.