Since then, Vienna Beef's reputation for hot dogs made from 100% domestic beef (and beef trimmings) have made them a fast-food staple at dog stands and restaurants across the country.
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Vienna Beef Factory Store - Location & Hours
2501 North Dame Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone (773) 278-7800
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Vinna Beef Factory Store & Cafe HOURS
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Breakfast every day from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Lunch on Mondays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hours subject to change.
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Vienna Beef Factory Store - Guide Comments
In addition to selling everything from Weenie Wear (T-shirts) to hot dogs priced for every budget, they also carry hamburgers, polish sausages, corn dogs, condiments, cheesecake and more. There's also a cafe where you can sample Vienna Beef products at very fair price.
A lot of the Vienna Beef Factory store offerings are in giant-sized servings so you can really reap the savings. For example 25 jumbo franks ran $24 and a box with about 60 polish sausage ran $48. Hamburgers were $17 for 20.
Although you may come for the hot dogs, you'll come back for the local flavor like the wonderful ladies who work behind the counter. You can also check out their west wall of clocks. There's one tracking time (incorrectly) for each Chicago hot spot: North Side, South Side, the Loop, and the Lakefront.
The Vienna Beef Factory store is a true Chicago institution and worthy of a trip. I'm also tagging it as "best of Chicago."
Have you been to the Vienna Beef Factory Store? What do you think of it?