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Flying Wienie

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103 8th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2136
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just about the only place in Cedar Rapids where you can get a good Chicago style hot dog. They have plenty of other good stuff like gyros and Italian beef. I stick to mostly their hot dogs and gyros which are both simply delectable. The location can be a bit suspect and the inside of the restaurant isn't... More 

Thank mbobbin
Davenport, Iowa
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50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

A old gas station in the older part of Cedar Rapids specializes in hot dogs but also has everthing from Tenderloin, fish chicken and ribs I was there with 6 guys we all got something different from hot dogs to the fish everything was prepared perfect the food was hot my favorite part it all came with homemade french fries... More 

Thank BobandLydia
Des Moines
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Not a lot of fine dining in the city of 5 smells. This isn't fine dining by any means, but it's a niche place that is good. The all beef dogs are great and you can get lots of good toppings on them. The flight decor is cool and the maps are neat to look at.

Thank Casey Y
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Had to go here first thing after returning from Florida to have my favorite lunch, the right sampler. Tons of good dining in Panama City Beach but nothing comparable to the rib sampler.

Thank Ron M
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Everybody knows about the converted gas station with the airplane on top of the building. Most people go for the hotdogs, brats and gyro, but I particularly love their rib sampler. It comes with baked beans with ample rib meat in it and their yummy French fries. Often I have too take some home with me. The sampler is 3... More 

Thank Ron M
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a place I hit for lunch every time I'm in Cedar Rapids. The Brats, dogs, and gyros are great. The fries, make it almost to much to eat.

Thank Q8856ITdavidc
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The Flying Wienie appears to be a converted "service station/garage" with a most unusual, old-fashioned atmosphere, and there is definitely nothing fancy about it. However, their hot dogs, Italian beef, and french fries are especially excellent, as are all the items we have tried here. If you sit outside, you will get a different view of Cedar Rapids than you... More 

Thank Kaylyn M
Cedar Rapids
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Kitschy and eclectic, The Wienie is a C.R. Legend. Best dogs outside of Chicago and dozens of varieties and combinations. Amazing staff.

Thank Oswald J
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

I recently ate here and wasn't impressed. Lunch for 3 people was $28.00. I had 2 hotdogs which looked like slimjims on a bun. This place wouldn't make it in Chicago.

Thank rambler2141
Cedar Rapids
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190 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have eaten here many times in the past but never had the chance to sit down and write about it and tell you all about my food experiences prior to this format. The food here cannot be beat. Most of it is made on-site and prepared fresh daily. I have tried nearly all their menu and I hope you... More 

Thank Daniel B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 8th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-2136
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319-861-3036

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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?