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The Wiener's Circle

#373 of 7,531 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
(773) 477-7444
10:30 am - 5:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,040 reviews
1,582 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Located in the Wrigleyville area, the Wiener's Circle has to compete with a lot of restaurants, of all calibers, in the area. We were there for lunch and we ate outside on the picnic tables in front. The hot dogs were really good, the hamburger and cheeseburger were freshly made and tasted great, especially the cheeseburger with all of the... More 

Thank Allen21096
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a dive with the best char dogs!! Get all the toppings with hot peppers! Park free in the back!

Thank Rebecca G
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must if you want to try the true Chicago Style hot dog. Nothing fancy, but totally wirth it.

Thank Lara C
Slough, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having discovered this place on TripAdvisor and watching the YouTube shorts, I decided to spoil my lovely lady while in Chicago ahead of our Route 66 journey by treating her to a hot dawg! Of course, being an upperclass hoity-toity Englishman, I wasn't about to mingle with the riff-raff who usually frequent this establishment, so decided to eat a dog... More 

Thank PathManSlough
New Orleans, Louisiana
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We were excited to go here after seeing them on TV. Service began like a normal restaurant...until we told them we came all the way from New Orleans and wanted service from the show. They complied and it was classic...made our night! The only con is the cheddar sauce on the burger. It was grainy and a little weird.

Thank Triceb504
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This restaurant appeared on The Daily Meal's list of 100 best casual restaurants in 2016 so I paid it a visit. I didn't know that they specialize in being rude to their customers. I ordered a couple of hot dogs. Before they were ready I was treated to a "chocolate shake", which must have been bought by another customer. A... More 

Thank Gordon175
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome stop while visiting wrigleyville. Charred Chicago dogs all the way did not disappoint! My wife and I have been here after a Cubs game and brought the family back on our next visit.

Thank JD0uglas
New Jersey
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523 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

I'd been wanting to visit this place since I saw it featured on some travel show and then later Conan O'Brien's show many moons ago. It seemed like such a fun experience. I was stoked to find the hotel I was staying at was only a short walk away. Unfortunately I think the "show" people talk about, or you see... More 

Thank Steve H
Calgary, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Go prepared, if you go after dark... totally different atmosphere than in the daytime. lots of Swearing back and forth but mostly from staff! go with a thick skin - the comments can hurt :-( but - its mostly in good fun and the food is great.

Thank KristinaLB
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

The char-dog at the Wiener's Circle is an institution. After all these years, it is still delicious.

Thank steve1050

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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

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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.
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