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Doggone’s, Logan Square Gourmet Hot Dog Spot, Closes After Just 5 Months

When owner Skip Murray opened Doggone's in May, he told Block Club he was setting out to make a name for himself in Chicago after conquering New Orleans.

A sign announcing the closure.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Doggone’s, a gourmet hot dog joint that opened in May, appears to have closed for good after just five months of business.

Signs announcing the closure were affixed to the Logan Square restaurant, 3301 W. Armitage Ave., Monday.

The sign on the front door reads, “We are closing Doggone’s! Thank you for your patronage!!! S&S” Other signs read, “Everything must go!!!”

It’s unclear what prompted the closure. An attempt to reach the owners was not immediately successful Monday afternoon.

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The crawfish dog at Doggone’s.

When owner Skip Murray opened Doggone’s in May, he told Block Club he was setting out to make a name for himself in Chicago after conquering New Orleans.

Murray founded Dat Dog, a successful gourmet hot dog spot in New Orleans.

“New Orleans is not a natural fit for this, but Chicago is,” Murray previously said.

Like Dat Dog, Doggone’s was all about gourmet hot dogs and sides with bold New Orleans flavors like alligator and crawfish dogs and fries covered in étouffée and andouille sauce.

The closure appears to have been abrupt. Doggone’s posted specials on Facebook as recent as Oct. 22.

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(from left) Skip Murray and his partner, Sam Elliott, in front of Doggone’s.