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The Wiener's Circle

#523 of 8,485 Restaurants 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 - 5:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 34
    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
Classic Chicago Hot Dog Joint

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Chicago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We lived in Chicago over 25 years ago, and on this return trip we just had to go to an all-time favorite! The char-grilled hot dogs and French fries were just as good as we remembered....this place is a classic

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Chicago, Illinois
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 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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Brooklyn, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Good hot dogs. Didn't receive the hyped s-talking, but I was ok with that. The Chicago style dog is good, as was most everything else. Prices are fair, and it's in a nice outer neighborhood. Nothing gourmet or life-changing about it.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We recently visited Chicago and came into the trip wanting to try an authentic, Chicago dog. My girlfriend had gotten a recommendation from one of her co-workers that used to live in Chicago to try this place. It was very good, and I can now say I've had an authentic Chicago-Dog. I would definitely go back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place, is great for the reactions. If you are conservative and narrow minded, this is probably is not the place for you as the experience is what you get every day at the wiener circle. Don't expect some mannerly person to take your order, they are known for this entertainment. You talk foul to them and they do the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Where do you start? The personalities in this restaurant can only be appreciated for how they operate and all the good humored vulgarities that make this place unique. I cant say the food is any better than that of a hot dog cart, which those might be even better, but the hype and exposure this place has had, makes it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Just know that once you step foot inside Wiener Circle, they will tear you a new one. Their ammo is that they will make fun of you. It is part of the act so dont take it personally. The food is so good. What isnt good at 4am! I dare you to order a chocolate milk shake! do it! do... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Pretty Much everyone else summed it up but its a lot of fun and the food is actually amazing. I was surprised how good the dogs were

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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 1 - 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.