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Weenie Beenie

2680 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206-2533
+1 703-671-6661
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“onion rings” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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American, Grill, Street Food, Fast food
2680 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206-2533
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Weenie Beenie
1. Cheap Eats
"(the Philly Steak and Cheese is my favorite) and home-made chili"
Paul M
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2. Best Half Smokes
" Weenie Beanie had some of D.C.’s best hot dogs and half smokes"
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"Philly Cheese Steak and the Turkey/Bacon Club subs"
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Now in Dallas, I lived in Arlington and McLean 1978 - 2005 and return often to visit my adult children. On EVERY occasion Weenie Beenie is one of my first stops. Like everyone else, I love their half-smokes but let me also recommend their selection...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MetroplexJim
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Loved this place as a kid. Got to go back a couple weeks ago, the half smokes and BBQ are as good as ever. Love the chili - they need a Weenie Beenie in the Shenandoah Valley!!!! Please never close, your place reminds me of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sjohnmassoud
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for comfort food. The food was hot and good and I had excellent service. There was also ample parking in a fairly dense urban area...

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

I really appreciate a good hot dog, and being from Chicago I consider myself a hot dog expert. The half smokers here are really great! I really enjoyed the chili smoke with everything on it. Simply a great experience. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank coleeno814
Reviewed October 7, 2017

The WB is a local institution - and gets NONE of the love that similar vintage establishments in the District get - e.g. Ben's Chili Bowl... I haven't yet had the chance to try the whole menu, but I can say the submarine sandwiches at...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Dr Debbie H, Owner at Weenie Beenie, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2018

Thank-you and Happy New Year

Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

We found this place via TripAdvisor and yet again were not disappointed! Every thing we ordered was awesome. We got onion rings..amazing!, french fries were more like potato wedges and seasoned perfectly. We ordered a hot dog, a half smoke, a cheeseburger and 2 turkey...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Lissydiane
Dr Debbie H, teacher at Weenie Beenie, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank-you for your review, we appreciate your visit and hope to see you this New Year.

Reviewed September 12, 2016

I saw that this place was highly rated by The Washington Post for having great hot dogs. Stopped for lunch one Saturday and got it to go. Service is fairly quick, even for a place with only one window. They have many types of items...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank Steven W
Debbie H, Guest Relations Manager at Weenie Beenie, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2017

So happy to have you come and eat with us, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is the place to travel back in time and do it in a tasty fashion. I recommend the chili half smoke. It has a natural casing and though the chili is only so-so, the dog rocks! You also can't go wrong with NC BBQ...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank ZivBnd
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I've lived in DC over 20 years. Hands down this place has the best half-smoke (sorry Ben's) and Cheesesteak in the DC area. Place is busy at lunch but worth a trip.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank jase700
Reviewed May 10, 2016

Saw the write up in the Washington Post about its hot dogs but was blown away for all the other items on the menu. The hot dogs were ok but the hamburgers were better. It is off the beaten path but worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2016
1  Thank FTTN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2680 S Shirlington Rd, Arlington, VA 22206-2533
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-671-6661
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Weenie Beenie was founded by Theo and Travis Hackney in Arlington Virginia in 1954 Family owned and operated For the Foo Fighters song see Weenie Beenie song Serving Arlington over 62 years. Forbes writes, “You don’t come here for the ambience, you come here for their famous franks, which locals have sworn by for more than 60 years. Try the Half Smokes, split in two and grilled to a snap, or order the Chili Smoke with mustard and onions–extra chili.”
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