Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Chubby WienersWhat's near Chubby Wieners?

in Lincoln Square or Western on the Brown line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Chubby Wieners

View Map4652 N. Western Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 769-1394
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Chubby Wieners User Reviews

Editorial Review of Chubby Wieners

Chubby hotdogs, indeed.
Before you get any naughty ideas, know that Chubby Wieners is named after the owner's Uncle Chub. Clean and sparse, four green booths, a counter and an open kitchen occupy a space that's colored by a colorful mural of Chubby the hotdog.

"Basically anything with chubby in front of it is really big," said the counterstaff at this Lincoln Square hot dog shop, explaining the difference between the regular cup and the chubby cup of soda. Indeed, size is the only difference between the three-inch kiddie-size hotdog (99 cents), the traditional Chicago-style dog ($2.25) and the "FamousChubby" dog ($3.35), a girthy seven-inch hotdog with a diameter of more than one inch.

No matter the length, any hotdog can come slathered in onions, relish, pickle, tomatoes, jalapeno and celery salt, and each is nestled in a poppy seed bun. Hotdogs also come with a handful of fries, which are chubby yet crisp, with a bit of the skin still on. The French fries, like the onion rings, are hearty enough to shake the role of mere sidekick and can also be ordered with cheese or chili and cheese.

Though hotdogs take the spotlight here, plenty of attention has been paid to other parts of the menu, including chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, cheese sticks, soup, salad and chili. Big spenders should consider the Capitalist Pig, a chubby dog served with a Johnny Walker Blue Bottle for $250.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Kate Rockwood

Styles Tagged To Chubby Wieners

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Chubby Wieners too!


11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily (closing time subject to change)

Directions to Chubby Wieners

Our directions are included with our maps of Chubby Wieners
Chubby Wieners was mentioned in these articles...

Virtual L: Western (Brown), 5/12/09
Germans, Koreans, Eastern Europeans...they all love Lincoln Square.


chicago, metromix