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Wiener's Circle, Chicago

2622 N. Clark Street
Chicago , Illinois
Tel: 773 477 7444's insider take:

There are literally hundreds of places in town that serve respectable Chicago-style hot dogs: char-grilled Vienna beef topped with mustard, chopped onions, bright green relish, a sliced tomato, peppers, a pickle spear, and a few dashes of celery salt on a steamed Rosen's poppy-seed bun. But none are tastier, or served by a more shockingly rude staff, than at this beloved shack in Lincoln Park. The service here is reminiscent of Seinfeld's famous soup Nazi—and probably best experienced after a few drinks. It's all in good fun and part of the shtick, but expect to be publicly and mercilessly humiliated if you don't order promptly and decisively.

Open Sundays through Thursdays 11 am to 4 am, Fridays and Saturdays 11am to 5 am.

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