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Wiener Circle



2622 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

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(773) 477-7444

  • Sun - Thu 11:00am - 4:00am
  • Fri - Sat 11:00am - 5:00am

Cuisine: Dog Friendly Restaurants


4 of 5.0 from 133 reviews

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Blogger Reviews of Wiener Circle

  • Eating For Sanity on Jul 03, 2013

    One of Chicago's Late Night hotspots is The Wiener's Circle in Lincoln Park. This small hot dog joint is famous for serving the char dog...

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  • Hudson Sutler DHot dogs, fries, burgers, you name it, they’ve got it. Famous for berating their customers, you’re sure to end your night with some quality entertainment; especially if you order the Chocolate Shake.

    55555 by Hudson Sutler D


  • EaterDon't get lost in the ambience and the show at The Wiener's Circle. The char dog is among the best in the city.

    55555 by Eater


  • Chris StrunkGo after 8pm and order a chocolate milkshake.

    33333 by Chris Strunk


  • Michael LService with a smile. Most polite staff you'll ever meet. Great place to take your grandma for wieners.

    55555 by Michael L


  • Ben G.Dumpy in a charming way. Feels very authentic.

    55555 by Ben G.


  • Lucille F.Excellent Chicago style hotdogs! An institution!

    55555 by Lucille F.


  • Dustin H.Great hotdogs and always quick service.

    55555 by Dustin H.


  • tolutip, so the employees can get off welfare

    22222 by tolu


  • Greg W.If you like indifferent service, attitude and Toni Braxton being blared from a boombox while the clerk bitches about her phone bill... go!

    22222 by Greg W.


  • David W.I go there. Hoping I'll see them cuss somebody out.

    22222 by David W.


  • Matthew SOnly 2 good things on menu- chocolate milk shakes and cheese fries

    55555 by Matthew S


  • Jon NGreat burgers and dogs

    55555 by Jon N


  • Garry T.People do talk about chocolate milkshakes here

    55555 by Garry T.


  • Jeremy K.$20 chocolate "shake" will change your life. Do it.

    33333 by Jeremy K.


  • Allison K.Great hot dogs!! Take out of towners here and have them get a chocolate shake for $20. The look on their face will be priceless

    55555 by Allison K.


  • Christian T.Really nice staff...

    55555 by Christian T.


  • Abbie W.I had a char dog and plain fries. Char dog was great, fries were not.

    33333 by Abbie W.


  • Noah M.LOVE the cheddar fries and char dogs. HATE the thinly veiled racism from the Lincoln Park bros. Have heard the n word from way too many white people here

    33333 by Noah M.


  • christie g.Do not get cheddar on anything. The char choices are good and typical of Chicago dogs. Be ready to get insulted and the staff insists on tips. Don't make them mad.

    33333 by christie g.


  • Theresa R.Employees were a bit intimidating but the fries were good

    55555 by Theresa R.


  • George H.The burgers are great!

    55555 by George H.


  • Maddie DThe hot dogs!!! Hamburgers are delicious. Fries serve waay more than 2 people. 2 adults and three hungry kids were happily fed by the French fries.

    55555 by Maddie D


  • Jeremy T.Hot dogs, soda, fries, maybe a milkshake"-", I love the burgers though, hands down best!

    55555 by Jeremy T.


  • Jeremy T.The girls have worked there for YEARS & probably make more $ than you.And they don't do that @#$% anymore UNLESS people want it. Great @ night before OR after a night out,open until 4-5a.m.Family=Day

    33333 by Jeremy T.


  • Jorge ChavezLugar de hot dogs estilo chicago

    55555 by Jorge Chavez


  • MarcThey have mediocre food, and the women are rude...but if you didn't know that before you walked in then what the hell are you going here for in the first place?

    33333 by Marc


  • Simon KnaggsWhile the staff give as good as they get, it's unfortunate that a lot of the visitors seem to think it's acceptable to use racial epithets in place of actual well thought out comedic 'sass'.

    33333 by Simon Knaggs


  • Colin YoungCome here if you enjoy racially-charged exploitation and abuse. The dogs are adequate, but the bad taste in your mouth will be from the customers.

    33333 by Colin Young


  • David CurielGet some sass with your chat dog, fun place

    55555 by David Curiel


  • Noah M.It's lame to watch a bunch of Lincoln Park yuppies drop n bombs at the staff here, but if you go outside of drinking hours, you can get the best cheese fries in the city.

    55555 by Noah M.


  • Zach S.An interesting experience to say the least!

    33333 by Zach S.


  • Food NetworkTed Allen praises The Wiener's Circle for serving up the best thing he ever ate: their famous dogs... served with a side of sass. Skip the hassle of hosting a backyard BBQ and head to the Windy City!

    55555 by Food Network


  • Fer JSon muy groseros pero es parte de su "encanto". Todos los bares de alrededor vacíos, y aquí lleno. Puro efectivo.

    55555 by Fer J


  • Festou BGreat hot dogs and cheddar fries

    55555 by Festou B


  • Joseph BlewittOrder a burger, sit back, and watch the crazy unfold.

    55555 by Joseph Blewitt


  • TV Food MapsCheck out The Wiener's Circle as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate

    55555 by TV Food Maps


  • Chefs FeedGraham Elliot, chef of Graham Elliot Bistro, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Hot dogs.

    55555 by Chefs Feed


  • Justin R.Get the cheddar fries, they look disgusting, but you're drunk and they taste awesome.

    33333 by Justin R.


  • BradChardog with everything. Don't mess with a classic.

    33333 by Brad


  • Redeye ChicagoKnown for Chicago-style hot dogs served with a side of sass, this latenight hot dog joint was recently the subject of a TruTV reality show. Ask for ketchup at your own risk.

    33333 by Redeye Chicago


  • Time Out ChicagoGet your Chicago red hot with the traditional fixings—mustard, onion, neon-green relish, pickle spear, tomato, celery salt and sport peppers

    55555 by Time Out Chicago


  • Ray L.Get a wiener, obviously. If you go during the day, don't be afraid, they're actually nice!

    33333 by Ray L.


  • Eric S.Wait for ig-nant people to come in! A blast!

    55555 by Eric S.


  • Krystal I.The people here are so nice. Just order clearly and quickly, then leave really great cash tip. Nicest staff ever. Service was quick and they called me sweetie. Awe yeah.

    33333 by Krystal I.


  • Joe P.They don't yell and cuss until the late night crowd comes in... :D

    22222 by Joe P.


  • Social N.Food is average but great for late-night. It's more about the experience but be prepared when you are about to order. Don't forget to ask for a chocolate shake!!

    55555 by Social N.


  • Boris M.Best chocolate milkshake ever! Worth every penny

    55555 by Boris M.


  • Emily T.The burger that I had was one of the best. It literally melted in my mouth.

    55555 by Emily T.


  • Tristan O.You can't come here without ordering the chocolate shake.

    33333 by Tristan O.


  • Garland A.Get ur hot dogs

    55555 by Garland A.


  • Jennie C.Ask for a chocolate milkshake ($20). Hahaha

    55555 by Jennie C.


  • Catherine H.Don't get the veggie burger.

    33333 by Catherine H.


  • Angie L.Don't just tip these bitches, give them the WHOLE thing.

    33333 by Angie L.


  • JV E.Order quick or get cussed out

    33333 by JV E.


  • Dr. T.You know ghetto places only take cash! Put the plastic back!!! Oh & here's the menu!!! Another Oh, the fries are large enough to share :-)

    33333 by Dr. T.


  • Blake R.Try the Nigerian Roast Beef!

    55555 by Blake R.


  • Serious EatsCheddar Fries: fresh-cut fries covered in glorious Merkt's cheddar. Even when the cheese gets cold, it's still good.

    55555 by Serious Eats


  • Brettly K.Great Service, Great Hot Dogs, A drunk dude who wanted to light his nuts on fire, crack heads, trannys and more, all on a monday night at 1 am.....

    55555 by Brettly K.


  • Jan Q.Definitely get the chocolate shake!

    55555 by Jan Q.


  • Jany W.Oh babe ! U gonna love their chocolate milk shake ! Can't get the same anywhere else !!! Awesome !!!! Strongly recommended ! (Worthwhile $20!)

    55555 by Jany W.


  • Rebecca S.I just got called a bitch for ordering a hot dog.

    22222 by Rebecca S.


  • Bradley C.Omg! I lived every moment of it!

    55555 by Bradley C.


  • Thomas P.NOT for the weak heart. You WILL get your ear chewed off, insulted... All of the above! But it's great food and a great price. Very interesting.....

    55555 by Thomas P.


  • Charlotte P.Best experience ever! Get ready for some r-rated jokes!

    33333 by Charlotte P.


  • Nathaniel K.The cheddar fries. Period.

    55555 by Nathaniel K.


  • SarahBanter was decent, but the food was disgusting. Steam cheddar dog ad fries were cold and stale. Don't waste your money.

    11111 by Sarah


  • Jake S.Come during the day, when the staff is too hungover to yell at you. And get it Chicago-style. Changed my world.

    33333 by Jake S.


  • Janelle T.Know what you want or you will get told off- even in the daytime lol.

    22222 by Janelle T.


  • Ted X.Get here before 5. Line starts early. Byob and sodas

    55555 by Ted X.


  • Ted X.Fast food, great dog

    55555 by Ted X.


  • Carlo A.Make sure to tip that bitch! ;)

    33333 by Carlo A.


  • Eric R.Kind of expensive for just one hot dog and cheese fries, and the cheese was thicker than I'm used to.

    33333 by Eric R.


  • StreetWise_CHICouple the chocolate milkshake with some StreetWise ;)

    55555 by StreetWise_CHI


  • Rob S.Leave a tip, or incur the wrath. Chocolate shake or not.

    33333 by Rob S.


  • Chicago TribuneThis Lincoln Park fast-food joint specializing in Chicago-style hot dogs and cheese fries is a classic late-night, post-bar stop

    55555 by Chicago Tribune


  • Claire P.Ask for the pepperoni pizza.

    33333 by Claire P.


  • Danny C.People don't understand this place so let me set you guys straight. It's welcomed to curse at the staff. It's kind of like their trademark.

    33333 by Danny C.


  • Danny C.People don't understand this place so let me set you newbies straight. It's

    33333 by Danny C.


  • Michael S.Worst restaurant ever. Employees swear, call you a bitch, and refuse service. Do not eat here!

    11111 by Michael S.


  • ⚡Teddy⚡Try the chocolate shake

    55555 by ⚡Teddy⚡


  • Akos A.They Now have a TV Show on trutv!

    55555 by Akos A.


  • Sabrina P.Great location for dinner and a show... I had a lot of fun! Great food.

    55555 by Sabrina P.


  • Christine H.Awful service. Awful people. This place sucks.

    11111 by Christine H.


  • Kim D.Aside from the rude bitch at the counter, there's absolutely nothing special about the dogs. Let down, don't waste your time.

    11111 by Kim D.


  • Chicago Reader"There are numerous reasons that the specific abuse at Wiener's Circle might appeal to people. ... " http://chicagoreader.com/x/5881475

    33333 by Chicago Reader


  • MR L.Get the cheese fries! And a char dog.

    33333 by MR L.


  • Anthony C.Best shakes ever

    55555 by Anthony C.


  • Heidi S.Just don't ask for a milkshake - so gross when you see what that word really means. Three large black women will start shaking their ta-ta's at you...

    22222 by Heidi S.


  • Nina C.Love this place but always have someone else order for me...particularly a good looking male who knows how to sweet-talk the sisters.

    55555 by Nina C.


  • jeff s.Best chocolate shake ever! Ever.

    55555 by jeff s.


  • Michael F.it's all about the cheddar fries!

    55555 by Michael F.


  • Jeremy A.Go fuck yourself

    22222 by Jeremy A.


  • Ross W. B.Go sometime around midnight and just watch

    55555 by Ross W. B.


  • Jessica M.BEST CHOCOLATE SHAKE!

    55555 by Jessica M.


  • Missy B.WHOA, the late night banter is SHOCKINGLY CRUDE O____O; but WHOA, these chardogs are DELICIOUS!! ! ! ! !!! !!

    55555 by Missy B.


  • The International Recipe SyndicateIn the mood for some late night grub? The Wiener's Circle is waiting. We recommend the cheese fries and the Chicago Dog.

    55555 by The International Recipe Syndicate


  • Chazarae A.:::thumbs up::: mmmm REAL cheddar cheese fries!!!! :-)

    55555 by Chazarae A.


  • Charles B.wait until your are black-out drunk and visit Poochey and crew at the finest establishment in Chicagoland. Enjoy the antics. Get cheese fries.

    55555 by Charles B.


  • Mary H.A woman here physically threatened me because I returned a burger I ordered. I didn't even say anything, just left it on the counter. It's sad that a place like this exists in our society today.

    22222 by Mary H.


  • AlexaMake sure to get the chocolate milkshake

    55555 by Alexa


  • Adam C.Please leave a tip. Please. Or you will be bitched out.

    33333 by Adam C.


  • Jen H.Such a fun place that you have to try if you are in Lincoln Park and looking for some late night food!!!

    55555 by Jen H.


  • Anthony K.Get a chocolate shake!

    55555 by Anthony K.


  • Faith RyderGet the chocolate shake. Its $20 but it's big enough for at least 4 AND it's the best shake you'll ever have!

    55555 by Faith Ryder


  • Heather E.What a bitch. Never fucking spend your money here.

    11111 by Heather E.


  • jake f.only go late at night while wasted, and be sure to ask for Poochie. the more smack you talk to her, the more memorable your night will be, and the better your Chicago-style dog will taste.

    33333 by jake f.


  • Ryan M.Blatant cursing and good hot dogs. Don't forget to order the fries too.

    33333 by Ryan M.


  • Gabe SCHOCOLATE SHAKE!!!

    55555 by Gabe S


  • CheapismThis fast-food spot specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs and the best cheese fries in town. After a night of drinking, the banter is the perfect backdrop while you eat a dog.

    55555 by Cheapism


  • Diah BChocolate shake and hot dog, so yummy

    55555 by Diah B


  • Jamie M.Do not get the cheese fries.

    33333 by Jamie M.


  • Joseph N.The best hot dog in Chicago. Hands down!

    55555 by Joseph N.


  • Robert H.The doorman @ B.L.U.E.S.2519 N. Halted is always hungry! Bring him a HALF order of fries and the Boss says he can let 2 people in... NO COVER CHARGE! This is not a joke!!!!! Monday...Thursday !

    22222 by Robert H.


  • Brian T.One of the best places to get a hot dog in Chicago! Watch out for the sass!

    55555 by Brian T.


  • les r.Don't froget to ask for the Chocolate Shake

    33333 by les r.


  • David H.prepare to talk some trash if you want to get food after 12:00am... this place is priceless!

    33333 by David H.


  • DidiTH Ad! W.Best Hot Dog that I ever eaten.. With french fries n coke or milkshake.. Hhppfff... Yuuummm... : :))

    55555 by DidiTH Ad! W.


  • Shelby Z.chocolate milkshake! nom

    55555 by Shelby Z.


  • Amber B.Order a Chocolate Shake (fyi it's not on the menu)

    33333 by Amber B.


  • Brian S.Get wasted, tell other drunks you have an online pass to cut in line, order cheese fries, char dog, and a chocolate milkshake ($20, expensive but worth it.)

    33333 by Brian S.


  • Melissa G.Cheddar Cheese fries and chardog! Amazing

    55555 by Melissa G.


  • Ronak M.After a heavy night, go to the wiener's circle and get the chocolate shake. it's $20, but worth every penny!

    55555 by Ronak M.


  • Logan L.I like wieners

    55555 by Logan L.


  • SumSumChocolate shake!

    55555 by SumSum


  • Jenny K.I like their burgers over their dawgs. Be prepared for a tasty mess on your hands!

    55555 by Jenny K.


  • Explore ChicagoKetchup is never found on a Chicago-style dog. As Clint Eastwood’s character in the movie Sudden Impact put it, "Nobody - I mean nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog!"

    33333 by Explore Chicago


  • Explore ChicagoLate nights on weekends, you’ll find the staff at Weiner’s Circle serving up some of their signature, borderline offensive but good-humored ribbing alongside their equally famous Chicago-style dogs.

    55555 by Explore Chicago


  • Marvin R.Best cheese fries in the world! Always remember to get them "for here". Yes, even if your leaving, otherwise the bag they give you becomes a cheesy uneatable mess!

    33333 by Marvin R.


  • Joe M.Go to Wiener Circle and grab a Char-Dog. Make sure to swear like a Champ if it's after midnight ;-)

    55555 by Joe M.


  • Mig P.Best hotdogs in #Chicago. Yell at the staff to place your order. Its acceptable & encouraged.

    55555 by Mig P.


  • Science BBest Service Ever (cough, cough) Its a Chicago Landmark!

    55555 by Science B


  • Meg M.get the chocolate milkshake... $20... you will never other it

    33333 by Meg M.


  • Joe M.I'll never forget the awesome hot dogs (#Chicago Style!) and cursing at the Circle! #Lakeview rocks.

    33333 by Joe M.


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