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The Wiener's Circle

#343 of 7,682 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
+1 773-477-7444
10:30 - 04:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 05:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Tasty and freshly made with generous chips and crisp pickles Fun service and good flow of food Clearly a family favourite at the weekend

Thank Justin V
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

I was telling my son about this place and how the women that work there are unusually witty yet can be extremely crass later at night. We got there around 7pm. Too early for the sarcasm I guess. I had the cheddar burger with grilled onions, he got a hotdog. I think this was just about the best burger I've... More 

Thank Sharon L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I did not experience any crude humor (possibly because it was a quiet chilly Sunday afternoon) but I did enjoy a grilled Chicago style dog and great fries. This is a legendary site and does the treats well.

Thank Fontek
Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Chicago! My friends and I went all 3 nights we were in the city. Fun and crazy atmosphere but not family friendly. If you are with a friends be sure to get a chocolate milk! You won't regret it!

Thank Tannermash
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

If you're going to The Wiener's Circle at 2622 North Clark Street in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, be prepared for two things--great hot dogs and crude humor. The staffers are friendly and surly. It is part of the schtich at this tiny, cash-only institution, which opened in 1983. They dole out char dogs and burgers and fries from 10:30 in... More 

Thank Taylor B
Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

Thank Clevlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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!

Thank Peter K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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.

Thank Melissa K
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 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 

Thank Allen21096
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 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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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
USD 20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 05:00
10:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2622 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: 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

Neighbourhood 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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