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The Wiener's Circle

#417 of 8,136 Restaurants in Chicago
#457 of 8,721 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout

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  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
For a Late Night Laugh and Dog

Our Saturday night entertainment and late night snack, was complete with our last stop in the wee hours for a dog, cheese fries and verbal abuse. Just as much fun was meeting the various visitors, local and international, coming for the experience! Great staff!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Gwen W
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English first
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our Saturday night entertainment and late night snack, was complete with our last stop in the wee hours for a dog, cheese fries and verbal abuse. Just as much fun was meeting the various visitors, local and international, coming for the experience! Great staff!

Thank Gwen W
Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are eager to try Chicago's famous hotdog, visit this unique little spot in the city! Well worth it. I ate about 3 Chicago dogs, and I really wish I had gotten even more! The service is brutally honest, but it all adds to the character that makes the business what it is. So, I suggest you go in... More 

Thank karina w
Totowa, New Jersey
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Without a doubt the best Chicago hot dog. Char broiled and tasty. Be sure to ask for the chocolate shake too!!! The place isn't much to look at but its great east. Fairly close to Wrigley Field too

Thank Vincent D
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Was in town with a friend who had never been to Chicago before so she had no idea what Weiner's Circle was all about. We strolled over late night after Kingston Mines. She was blushing within the first five minutes that we were there. The dogs are still as good as I remembered and the staff are still as entertaining.... More 

Thank linglingma
Maplewood, New Jersey
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Cash only! During a long weekend trip, my sister brought me here. The dogs were great - living up to the 3 other places I ate them during the weekend (my cholesterol level thanks Chicago for that). Figure out what you want, order at the window, grab your food, and a seat at a picnic table if available. Servers are... More 

Thank Rider2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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330 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The charbroiled dog chicago style is a classic and the fries are decent. This spot is a walk uo window with sassy servers and cash only. Don't expect much as far as a simple menu but the char dog is classic. There's outside picnic tables and some inside stools along the wall but that's about it. Perfect for cheap eats!

Thank CzechMate2010
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A day in the city with my wife, 2 sons and my brother ended here. We had a large order and ended up being shorted one hot dog. I pointed this out to the staff and told I was "a #%?!%$& lier! At first thinking this was just part of their "thing" I laughed telling them I was serious. They... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

So I'd heard about this place but never had stopped in. We'll I can now say I've had an authentic Chicago dog with all the fixings. The people behind the counter were very nice to me, even giving me samples when I asked what a sports pepper was and offering to let me taste the cheese dip stuff with a... More 

Thank Terri R
Huntersville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This place doesn't look like much from the outside, and it is not much on the inside. Only has space to stand while you wait for your order which you give at a window. The food is cooked to order and we did not have to wait long for 3 dogs on a Saturday afternoon. This place is the opposite... More 

Thank JeffP2
Jackson, Michigan
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

To start off, if you go to this place before midnight, you'll get a great hot dog, but miss out on the real fun! It's a small little place with a walk up counter and a few picnic tables outside. Their menu is quite simple, a handful of chardogs (charbroiled hot dogs), and a char burger, fries served in a... More 

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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
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 4:00 am
10:30 am - 5:00 am
10:30 am - 5:00 am

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  • 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.