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The Wiener's Circle

#444 of 7,473 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Lincoln Park
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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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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 5:00 am
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New Jersey
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481 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Steve H
Calgary, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank KristinaLB
China
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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

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Thank steve1050
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Chicago dogs, grilled on an open flame! 'Nuff said...... 'Cept the fries were really good, too! Went mid-day so we didn't have the 'late night ' experience. Didn't matter, the food was really good!

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Thank Blazar46
Florida
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Luckily I was told what to expect LOL...Not only was the food great, but the entertainment was hysterical. I'm not sure if you get the same "show" during the day, but it's priceless at night! Hotdogs and burgers were great as were the fries, though we ordered to many. The fries are a large portion! We were going to go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I know they say its a late night join, what drunks eat.... Well well well stopped for lunch not under the influence of anythind and I loved it.... Love the chard sausage, the lil touch of celery salt on the top AND the chips yummmm Steph

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Thank Steph V
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Been to a lot of Chicago dog joints but this is the first one I've been to the cooks them over flames. Being from Buffalo NY I love the char. Plus a fun poke at Trump

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Thank Stephen P
CHICAGO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

When in doubt, this is the spot...Great in the day, better @ night. The cheddar cheese is an amazing treat, and tons of it. Char burger is prime, make it a double if you're really hungry. There's char dog but I prefer steam unless it's a hot summer night then why not. Weird thing I like to do is dip... More 

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Thank JOJER0075
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

What to say about the best cheddar fries I have ever had in my life. Mandatory visit for burger and cheddar fries lovers . This time I have had the famous Char Broiled Cheddarburguer , hich I have not had a chance to eat other times I have been there. If you love burger , cheddar and fries , mandatory... More 

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Thank EduardoS4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I'll leave it to others to tell you about the atmosphere, the politeness of the staff and the hot dogs. What you may not know about the WC, however, is that they offer a Char Grilled Veggie Burger, and it's second to none. Exceptionally delicious, and of course cruelty free.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
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
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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  • 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.