The Wienery

★★☆☆☆

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I first learned of this hot dog dive from the show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and, at the time, was going to Minneapolis in a few weeks. My clan and I trekked over to The Weinery. After ordering, my party sat at our table and waited. And waited. And waited.Breaking the almost non-ending wait was the arrival of our drinking glasses- "freshly" cleaned from the party that had JUST LEFT. We were waiting for glasses to be cleaned before we could drink! And with only 3 choices of drink, the decision was made quickly. The hot dogs arrived after 1-1/2 hours and were, at best, okay. The chili dog I had was spoiled by whatever slop was passed off as chili. The fries came recommended but I could not find anything about them that allowed them to stand out from any other grease pit fries. After waiting for the other half of our order, we confronted the cook who realized he lost the other half of our order. Never mind that our two tickets constitued 66% of the orders waiting to be made. Two plus hours later, we cut our losses and left. Recommended only if you enjoy mediocre food that takes hours to prepare.

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★☆☆☆☆

I first learned of this hot dog dive from the show "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and, at the time, was going to Minneapolis in a few weeks. My clan and I trekked over to The Weinery. After ordering, my party sat at our table and waited. And waited. And waited.Breaking the almost non-ending wait was the arrival of our drinking glasses- "freshly" cleaned from the party that had JUST LEFT. We were waiting for glasses to be cleaned before we could drink! And with only 3 choices of drink, the decision was made quickly. The hot dogs arrived after 1-1/2 hours and were, at best, okay. The chili dog I had was spoiled by whatever slop was passed off as chili. The fries came recommended but I could not find anything about them that allowed them to stand out from any other grease pit fries. After waiting for the other half of our order, we confronted the cook who realized he lost the other half of our order. Never mind that our two tickets constitued 66% of the orders waiting to be made. Two plus hours later, we cut our losses and left. Recommended only if you enjoy mediocre food that takes hours to prepare.

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For all the hype, this dive was a gigantic disappointment. Nothing
extraordinary about the hot dogs or fries; in fact they were very, very ordinary. The wait was interminable and, again, not worth it considering how medicore the food was. The eclectic atmosphere was O.K., but there are many, many other hot dog joints in the U.S. that are far superior in every respect. We intentionally went to The Wienery becaue of its reputation, but its difficult to understand why anyone would think their food is anything special. We love diners, drive-inns, and dives, but this is one to be avoided.

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★☆☆☆☆

For all the hype, this dive was a gigantic disappointment. Nothing
extraordinary about the hot dogs or fries; in fact they were very, very ordinary. The wait was interminable and, again, not worth it considering how medicore the food was. The eclectic atmosphere was O.K., but there are many, many other hot dog joints in the U.S. that are far superior in every respect. We intentionally went to The Wienery becaue of its reputation, but its difficult to understand why anyone would think their food is anything special. We love diners, drive-inns, and dives, but this is one to be avoided.

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This place has to be experienced. It is a HOLE. Which is why I love it. There isn't a chair in the place that doesn't wobble, nothing has been replaced since possibly 1967. The tin ceiling pattern is barely visible due to the caked on grease.

Usually there is one person working (never been there during lunch, when I would assume they had more help). We went in once and the poor dude had to borrow a match from us to light the stove. He also had us sniff the coleslaw - just in case/

The dogs are pretty good- they serve Vienna, including a veggie dog. My pal digs the sauerkraut.

PROS: It's a hole.
CONS: It's a hole.

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★★★★★

This place has to be experienced. It is a HOLE. Which is why I love it. There isn't a chair in the place that doesn't wobble, nothing has been replaced since possibly 1967. The tin ceiling pattern is barely visible due to the caked on grease.

Usually there is one person working (never been there during lunch, when I would assume they had more help). We went in once and the poor dude had to borrow a match from us to light the stove. He also had us sniff the coleslaw - just in case/

The dogs are pretty good- they serve Vienna, including a veggie dog. My pal digs the sauerkraut.

PROS: It's a hole.
CONS: It's a hole.

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