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Milwaukee Wiener House

301 Douglas, Sioux City, IA - (712) 277-3449
Posted By Britni Rhinehart on 2/23/2011 7:18:00 PM
I grew up in Iowa and my dad, Bill (and sometimes my grandpa, Stan), took me and my brother every Saturday morning to the Milwaukee Wiener House to see Tom and Gus, and to eat hot dogs covered in chili. This is a classic cafe-style restaurant, with the best hot dogs and chili you'll ever taste.

It's worth the stop for the food and for the atmosphere. The cook is the best! Also, you can buy a soda and drink it in an old-fashioned bottle and watch the straw float to the top.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Coney Island hot dogs
Milkshakes
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The classic Coney Island hot dog is a Midwestern favorite, almost always served under a blanket of fine-grind chili and a good sprinkle of raw onions. On this version, the mustard is underneath the wiener.
"The classic Coney Island hot dog is a Midwestern favorite, almost always served under a blanket of fine-grind chili and a good sprinkle of raw onions. On this version, the mustard is underneath the wiener."
Michael Stern





A beautiful sight: wieners in formation on the grill, soon ready to be bunned, dressed, and served.
"A beautiful sight: wieners in formation on the grill, soon ready to be bunned, dressed, and served."
Michael Stern


Milwaukee Wiener House's milkshakes, like this cherry one, are thick and delicious and the perfect accompaniment to their Coney Island hot dogs.  There is enough in the silver beaker to fill up three glasses worth.
"Milwaukee Wiener House's milkshakes, like this cherry one, are thick and delicious and the perfect accompaniment to their Coney Island hot dogs. There is enough in the silver beaker to fill up three glasses worth."
Cliff Strutz


Any restaurant that has a plaque on the wall as a tribute to a retired mustard stick is a Roadfood kind of place!
"Any restaurant that has a plaque on the wall as a tribute to a retired mustard stick is a Roadfood kind of place!"
Cliff Strutz


The menu board shows cute names for two of their hot dogs, the Bow-Wow and the Barker.
"The menu board shows cute names for two of their hot dogs, the Bow-Wow and the Barker."
Cliff Strutz


The Milwaukee Wiener House is neat as a pin inside. This is the way it looks as you enter. The grill and order counter are to the right.
"The Milwaukee Wiener House is neat as a pin inside. This is the way it looks as you enter. The grill and order counter are to the right."
Michael Stern


These guys bought Milwaukee Wiener House forty-two years ago. Their faces adorn not only the outside wall, but the cafeteria-style trays you use to carry food to tables.
"These guys bought Milwaukee Wiener House forty-two years ago. Their faces adorn not only the outside wall, but the cafeteria-style trays you use to carry food to tables."
Michael Stern


Our kind of tradition: eighty years in business, more than 10 million wieners sold.
"Our kind of tradition: eighty years in business, more than 10 million wieners sold."
Michael Stern



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