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Vienna Beef Factory Store and Café

2501 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL - (773) 435-2277
Vienna Beef operates a workers' cafeteria that's open to the public. The Chicago dogs are notable for the absolute sparkling freshness of the toppings; everything is in perfect, crisp condition, the poppy seed roll is soft and fresh, and the franks themselves are of course at their best here at the factory.
100% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Chicago Style Hot Dog
Chicago Style Double Dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When we think of Chicago hot dogs we think of Vienna Beef, the Chicago company that produces the snapping-good garlicky franks used all over the city. Wouldn't it be something if you could actually visit the factory and get a Chicago dog right there? Well, it turns ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2501 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL
(773) 435-2277

http://www.viennabeef.com/cafemenu/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A Chicago dog minus onions, nestled in fries (poppy seed bun, of course).
"A Chicago dog minus onions, nestled in fries (poppy seed bun, of course)."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





Two dogs on one bun, with extra sport peppers.
"Two dogs on one bun, with extra sport peppers."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Kind of like the old Nathans, or Katz's deli in NY; find the counter that's selling what you want to eat, walk up and place your order.
"Kind of like the old Nathans, or Katz's deli in NY; find the counter that's selling what you want to eat, walk up and place your order."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Vienna Beef has thoughtfully provided clocks that tell the time anywhere in Chicago.
"Vienna Beef has thoughtfully provided clocks that tell the time anywhere in Chicago."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Casual in the extreme, you carry your lunch on a tray to the table of your choice.
"Casual in the extreme, you carry your lunch on a tray to the table of your choice."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


There are a couple of outside tables for those who feel that a Chicago dog just has to be consumed al fresco.
"There are a couple of outside tables for those who feel that a Chicago dog just has to be consumed al fresco."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


As the sign says, the public is most definitely welcome at the Vienna Beef cafeteria.
"As the sign says, the public is most definitely welcome at the Vienna Beef cafeteria."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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