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The Wiener's Circle

#295 of 7,852 Restaurants in Chicago
#323 of 8,617 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
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2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
(773) 477-7444
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10:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We like the staff and the option of boiled or char dogs. The fries helping is plentyful. The place is a little small. But the food is good. Expect to pay for each item separately, and they only take cash.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Yup.. we went on a Sunday night/Monday AM. If you want raunchy, late night amusement. Please come here. The char dog is on par with Portillo's. Seriously good. If you get a chocolate shake it's a bonus. Lots of cursing here - if you're sensitive to that do not come late night.

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A nice informal place to get a great burger, char dogs and fries. A steady stream of customers with takeout orders but food was served quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent food and a friendly staff (during the day). I didn't get a chance to go back at night, which, from what I heard, is truly entertaining. Ordered a hotdog "chicago-style" and was very satisfied. I probably could've eaten a few, so if you're only hungry for a snack, this might be a good place to grab one!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A great place to eat a famous Chicago style hot dog. After midnight it gets a little raunchy with the cursing and the chocolate milkshake. People are drunk and its a fun atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This was everything to me!!! I asked for the "True Chicago-Dog-Experience" and they DELIVERED ‼️ I, personally, have to have ketchup on all of my hotdogs and hamburgers... But apparently this is offensive to suggest on the Chicago dog. However, ketchup was the last thing on my mind after the first bite!!! I ❤️'d every moment!! 👅

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mandeville, la
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They only take cash and they talk really loud but, oh man, great hotdogs here. I had my first ever Chicago dog and absolutely loved it. Also loved that it looks like a dive!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Friendly service from gals that had worked there for 15 years plus and they also shared that the same people owned the shop all the years they've worked there. Very fresh toppings and meat was delicious. Natural skin casing with lots of flavor. Served up fast and hot! In or outdoor seating. Prices were very reasonable. If you want a... More 

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

We like the staff and the option of boiled or char dogs. The fries helping is plentyful. The place is a little small. But the food is good. Expect to pay for each item separately, and they only take cash.

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Chicago
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

No better place for a late night dog and fries especially after hitting the bars. Get a char-dog and cheese fries for the true experience. Not much décor but the interaction between the folks at the counter and the sometimes inebriated customers can be hilarious.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The staff was great. I took my young cousins in for a funn time during the holidays. The cheese fries were good. I would return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 477-7444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Fast Food
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 5:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 5:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.