Who are we?




Chicago food done right!

Hippo’s Restaurant is a successful “Chicago Style” hot dog and sandwich restaurant, based in Troy MI, serving satisfied guests for over 23 years. Unique to the Detroit metropolitan area, Hippo’s Restaurant’s “Chicago Style” theme and menu offer restaurant goers a “taste” of an enormously popular and well loved dining fare enjoyed by millions in the Chicago area.



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Born from the mind of a Chicago Native

Hippo’s Restaurant began over 23 years ago in the Detroit area as the brainchild of a transplanted Chicago native, and with the support and “labor of love” efforts of many of the founding Lukas family, this genuine authentic “Chicago Style” restaurant has grown-up to be a much-loved and enduring dining mainstay in the Detroit area.




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We love to cater!

A wildly popular catering service has also grown to be a huge part of the Hippo’s business identity and overall success. Clients range from individuals with party needs for home, to Fortune 500 companies looking to feed thousands.




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We use only the most quality Ingredients

Hippo’s, while using only authentic Chicago products and ingredients from Chicago based companies such as Vienna Beef; Gonnella Bakery; Supreme Tamales; and Fontanini Meats, it also commits to purchasing only the freshest Michigan and locally grown produce for its operations.




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