Legit Dogs & Ice is a local Brick 'n Mortar Hot Dog Joint AND a Food Truck, which specializes in gourmet hot dogs, authentic Hawaiian shave ice, on-site/in-house made soda fountain and ice cream soda floats. We are located at 51 SOUTH GROVE, Elgin, IL, and we travel to the surrounding suburbs of the Chicagoland Metropolitan area. We are also available for private events, parties and weddings.
The restaurant offers a larger, rotating menu, as well as free video games! and a punk-rock venue-atmosphere, which hosts some really great bands. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-the-minute on all shows, events and menu items!!
We are currently working on a set schedule for the surrounding communities: a different town/city each specific day for lunch and dinner hours, while also being flexible for special community events in your area. So please, check back often to see our location calendar, and find out when we’ll be in your area. Better yet, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, for activity updates. Also, feel free to join our rewards program, using your phone number, which help keep you updated and gets you discounts and free stuff from our awesome menu!
We take immense pride in the quality of our recipes and their preparation. We purchase our hot dogs from Ream's Meat Market, located in Elburn, IL. They are a specialized meat market, operating under the Ream family since 1954- they still take the time in using quality meats to handcraft their hot dogs. We then take those quality dogs and put our signature twists on them, using only homemade, in-house recipes. Whether it be our homemade Mac ‘n Cheese (using fine aged white New York Cheddar), our unbelievably creamy egg salad (using organic, cage-free eggs), to our from-scratch bleu cheese dressing (with imported bleu cheese) – we are proud of our hot dogs, every step of the way. Ultimately, knowing the quality and care that goes into our hot dogs, we are proud to serve them to our children and family, as well as yours.
We don’t skimp on our authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice, either! First off, we serve our powder the way it’s meant to be served: on a bed of toasted macadamia nut ice cream.
Secondly, we top our recipes off with a sweet and creamy “snowcap.”
Finally, and most importantly – we have all our concentrates purchased and shipped directly from Hawaii. We are supplied by one of the most respected and longest established shave ice businesses on the island! We then take that concentrate and mix all our syrups in-house, using only 100% organic cane sugar. No nasty corn syrup. No nasty artificial tasting chemicals. Just real Hawaiian quality, from an island which has access to the tropical fruits, year-round.
Don't forget about our JAVA SNOW!! It's so damn good, we actually went out and got a patent on it!! We make our own cold brewed coffee, freeze it and then shave it. It's amazing.
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A Jalapeno and Cheese Hot Dog, topped with fresh papaya and mango, which is then sprinkled with chile y limon seasoning. Next, we drizzle our Sriracha and smoked Chipotle sauce over the fruit and garnish with freeze dried corn and fresh Cilantro. This is the dog to try!
A Cheesy Beef Hot Dog topped with our homemade Mac 'n Cheese -- creamy and filling, with aged, sharp New York Cheddar. It's then topped with chopped pit ham and more cheddar, toasted to perfection!
The same ingredients as out Max and Cheese, but with a spicy Sriracha kick!
A cheesy beef Hot Dog with our homemade Mac 'n Cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and topped with Parm, Asiago and Romano cheeses.
A beef Hot Dog is topped with our homemade "Fast Eddie's" giardiniera, toasted mozzarella cheese, sweet bell peppers and local Italian Beef, cooked just right, with Au Jus!
This is our take on the Chicago classic Hot Dog: All beef Hot Dog, dill pickle spear, sweet relish, tomato, onion, sport pepper, yellow mustard and a dash of celery salt. We don't judge at Legit, but if you try ordering ketchup on this dog -- you're getting judged. You're getting judged, hardcore.
We take a Jalapeno and Cheese Hot Dog and pack it into a slow cooked poblano pepper. Then we fill that pepper with our in-house nacho cheese sauce, which is topped with fresh pico de gallo and fresh cilantro. Topped with our homemade Margarita Avocado sauce!
A Beef Hot Dog paired with our crackling-sweet Pork Belly! We mix the pork with some Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, and top the whole thing off with our sweet, creamy homemade coleslaw.
We take a Beef Hot Dog and pair it with a fresh-baked pretzel bun. It's slathered in two Polish deli mustard and our homemade Kapusta. Then we add two fried meat pirogi's and top it off with some diced, fried polish sausage bits.
A Clean cut, plain Beef Hot Dog. Feel Free to add available basic toppings, as your heart desires. And yes, you can add ketchup. No judgement.
We've met plenty of vegetarians who can kick our butts. You guys are welcomed and deserve a dog, too! Just substitute this 100% vegetarian dog in place of any regular menu Hot Dog. (Example: "Poser Mule")
A Cheesy Beef Hot Dog is topped with our homemade chili, which has just the right amount of spicy-kick. Then we load it up with fresh cut onions, sour cream and freshly grated, crispy bacon bits and sharp New York Yellow Cheddar -- melted to perfection!. (Vegetarian chili available upon request.)
Unless otherwise noted, all Shave Ice Recipes are $5.50
Toasted macadamia nut folded ice cream. Black Cherry, vanilla, passion fruit syrups and tropical snowcap.
Mango folded ice cream. Wild cherry and blue vanilla syrup, with tropical snowcap cream
Vanilla bean ice cream. Wild Cherry, pina colada, blue raspberry syrups and tropical snowcap cream
Mango folded ice cream. Red tiger's blood surrounded by an ocean of blue Hawaiian syrup ... and a little gummy shark. Nice knowing, ya.
Toasted macadamia nut folded ice cream. Tigers' blood, Li Hing Mui, blue Hawaiian syrups and tropical snowcap cream
Toasted macadamia nut folded ice cream. Wild cherry, blue vanilla, passion fruit and tropical snowcap cream
Toasted macadamia nut folded icecream. Tiger's Blood, Li Hing Mui, Vanilla and tropical snowcap.
Mango folded ice cream. Passion orange, honeydew, coconut syrups and tropical snowcap cream.
Toasted macadamia nut folded ice cream. Cherry jubilee, passioned orange, lemon, lime, blue Hawaii and grape syrups. A rainbow that will always shine bright. (*Please add $1.00 extra to this recipe. For each JULIA sold, we will donate $2.00 to the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and Foundation)
We make our own cold brewed coffee, freeze it and then shave it. Get your caffeine kick in a way you've never experienced before, and will never be able to live without, again!!! Java Snow is currently in a (delicious) experimental phase, so only one recipe exists -- but it's delightful ....
Fresh shaved Java Snow over macadamia nut ice cream, with vanilla syrup. Topped off with snow cap, organic chocolate syrup and whip cream
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"He's a different color but we're the same kid. I will treat him like my brother; he will treat me like his"
Legit Dogs and Ice is the brain-child of a native Chicagoan who made Elgin home, and is a family-owned business.
One of the things you may notice about our place and truck, is the punk vibe we have going on. As a matter of fact, when you visit us, it's practically a tour of American punk: East Coast to Midwest to West Coast -- embodied in vintage skateboard decks and surfboards.
Back in the day, before mall fashion shops made it trendy, punk rock used to be dangerous. It signaled you were an individual who refused to conform -- a person with common sense who challenged the status quo. Over the past 4 years, we've certainly hit hurdle-after-hurdle trying to open up a new food business. Finally, we just decided to stop listening to the nay-sayers, stopped playing by the establishment rules, and chose to create our own path.
Nowadays, it seems if you resist conformity, you are somehow an anarchist -- all because you value common sense and individual beliefs. Well ... we'll gladly embrace that anarchy and won't ever judge or refuse another individual, based on their set of beliefs and opinions. As long as your beliefs and actions do not oppress other individuals, you will always be welcome here.
So, if you're willing to venture out of your bubble and are ready to be thrown into a wonderful melting pot which doesn't make any sense, but is 100% right -- come join us.
Consume a little anarchy in your day.