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The Wiener's Circle

2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523 (Lincoln Park)
(773) 477-7444
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Ranked #578 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 am
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Hot Dogs
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
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Grand Blanc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Never had a Chicago dog? This is a real treat. Come as you are lunch, dinner, late night. Char dog with everything x the onions for me is more than a meal. Didn't stop me from ordering the fries, word to the wise if you are with someone share the fries the order is huge. If you are driving good... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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217 restaurant reviews
279 helpful votes 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Wieners Circle is located only a dozen blocks north of my home, at 2622 North Clark Street in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, but it took me more than 30 years before I got around to testing its signature Char-Dogs. I shouldn't have waited so long. The Wieners Circle is a hot dog stand that is famous for four things--its... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A small dive joint in Lincoln Park. I found out about it absolutely at random just bus riding until I came somewhere interesting. I got a char Polish dog with everything and fries. The dog was so good I went back and got a second one. I do believe from their reaction I am just one customer in a long... More

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Fantastic hot dogs and rude/unfriendly service... Exactly what I expected. Do not come here expecting a wow factor in any regard... Just enjoy the experience, leave a tip and eat your dog. Great Chicago experience. Def better than "Pink's" in Los Angeles

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Was up from montreal with a Buddy and had heard about the food here... Char burger is really good! A little abrupt and vulgar as far as sevice goes,but this is part of the charm.... They definetly make the best chocolate shake ever.... be sure to ask for one if you ever go......:)

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Chicago
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is kind of a must go to place. Traditionally you go with kids in the afternoon or you go after a lot of drinking late night. However I have even been here after a fancy tasting menu that left me still hungry. Char dog is the way to go with everything. Burgers also a good choice as long as... More

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I went here dozens of times in 1988, while studying in a Chicago, and have been back several times since. Their char-Chicago dogs are excellent. This place is not fancy, modern, or well appointed. You just go their for their made-to-order dogs, burgers and fries. When busy, they can be abrupt, but I've never known them to be rude. (My... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I wouldn't call the service "deliberately rude" but absolutely vulgar. Every other word is an expletive and just filthy. I wouldn't recommend this joint to anyone and for sure not to families with children. We came with friends for a good time and left with a dose of absolute filth ringing in our ears- all for mediocre food. Never coming... More

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Phoenix
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is the early morning after the music ends place to soak up the evenings beverage. Great Vienna Beef Hot Dogs, skin on fries and the best Chocolate Shake anywhere. We will make this a regular stop when we visit Chicago.

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Senior Contributor
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20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I've been going here since before I could walk. It has always had the same delicious hot dogs and fries. You'll have to check out the reality TV show that was made about the place. It definitely adds to your dining experience.

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