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The Wiener's Circle

#363 of 7,599 Restaurants in Chicago
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Lincoln Park
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2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
+1 773-477-7444
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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
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Springfield, Illinois
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813 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great and inexpensive Chicago style hot dogs. The place is on Clark Street in the heart of Lincoln Park. It is inexpensive. rough service from the cooks; however this is expected and part of the charm. The hotdogs are phenomenal and you can grab a table inside or even better, outside.

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Thank Clevlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for 20 years. I still love it! I was here in the evening before 9pm and the service is great as always. They have a great sense of humor. It is one of the best original hot dog grills in Chicago!

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Thank Peter K
New York City, New York
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219 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for an authentic Chicago-style hot dog and stayed for the char broiled burger. This hole in the wall is the real deal. It's inexpensive, filling, and tasty. Definitely come here if you're in the neighborhood! Not too far a walk from the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory.

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Thank Melissa K
Chicago, Illinois
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2,247 reviews
1,767 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

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 

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Thank Allen21096
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

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

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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 September 25, 2016

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

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Thank Lara C
Slough, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 

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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.

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Thank Triceb504
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 773-477-7444

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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.
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