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Massive Wieners, Chapel Street

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by Ruth Henwood (subscribe)
I am a mum of two and Primary School teacher whose aim is to never be home during the midday movie. I believe that I am only ever a car trip away from an adventure.
Published January 8th 2014
Two Boys and a Hotdog Stand
Blush, giggle or look away if you can, but this is one place that deserves all the attention it gets for providing some of the most delicious and authentic American style hotdogs around.

Admittedly I am a vegetarian so my knowledge of the perfect dog is limited and my word comes without credibility, but nonetheless, the challenge was on to see if these wieners were worth talking about. So I bought long my trusty expert to road test a hotdog from Massive Wieners for me. My husband could survive purely on hotdogs if given half the chance and he would do so joyfully, but they have to be good ones, think Nathan's Famous in New York for example. He was a very willing participant and results were positive.

Massive Wieners, Prahran Hotdogs
Best Hotdogs in town


Massive Wieners is the brain child of two mates Liam and Dave and if nothing else was to impress you about this place, their entrepreneurial skills certainly should. Starting in a small space on Greville street, they have since found a new home for their massive, average and little peckers on Chapel Street, conveniently located next door to USA Foods Milk Bar. The boys are very dapper, dressed sharply with black bow ties and short sleeve, white collared shirts and smiles to make you feel like an old friend.

In fact their Facebook page suggests humorously that dressy attire is required at this establishment by visiting patrons, but having bought in two children with me during my last visit (who had been sitting in the back of the car for the last two hours), I can vouch that is not an enforced requirement.

Massive Wieners, Prahran Hotdogs
Choose from a Massive Wiener, Little Pecker or an Average Joe.


There are no long winded menus to peruse and no wine lists to hiccup over, just hotdogs in three sizes and a variety of toppings to suit most tastes. You can choose from a 3" Little Pecker (insert giggle), 6" Average Joe (insert contained laughter) or the Massive Wiener (insert belly laugh) which is 12". All sausages are pork, except the vegetarian, which is soy based and very delicious by the way. Bread rolls are baked locally at the bakery and delivered fresh daily. Finally, you can complete your choice of hotdog with either pickles, sauerkraut, beans and beef, chilli sauce, jalapenos, relish or cheese.

Massive Wieners, Prahran Hotdogs
Sometimes all you need is a little tomato sauce and mustard


Having the bigger space now, the boys also offer Disco Fries which are potato fries smothered in melted cheese, gravy and onions, refereed to as Poutine in some parts of the world. There are milkshakes as well and a fridge containing organic sodas from New Zealand, the perfect compliment to your snack, dinner or hangover cure.

Massive Wieners, Prahran Hotdogs
Vegetarian with pickles


Speaking of space, it's a very subdued fit out, not much more than a few seats and tables, a leopard statue at the door and a montage of Polaroids adorning the walls. Basically if you are up for a challenge, the boys will prepare for you a 25" hot dog for $15, yet if you finish it in five minutes or less then it's yours for free. Not only is that a free meal but successful competitors get their photo placed upon the Wall of Fame with their time documented. It's a prestigious honour to find yourself sticky taped there. For those who fall short of the time limit or simply can't handle that much hotdog there is the "Did Not Finish" section of wall space kept just for their photo and time achievement, and it is literally situated under the bench!

Massive Wieners, Prahran Hotdogs
Hall of Fame


Whether you're up for the challenge, just looking for a place to inspire a crude joke, wanting your Facebook check in to bring a laugh or you just want the perfect delectable hotdog in your hand, then Massive Wieners is the place for you. Don't be the person trying not to see the glowing sign as you walk down Chapel Street, it's seriously good food with a sense of humour, embrace it!
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Why? Who can resist a hotdog with a cheeky name?
When: Mon - Thu: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm Fri - Sat: 11:30 am - 4:00 am Sun: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Phone: 0400 124 303
Where: 226 Chapel St, Prahran
Cost: $3.50 for a small pecker to $7.00 for a Massive Wiener
Your Comment
love their hotdogs, we drove from werribe to southlands just for their hotdogs. my son even gave the 25"a go, he missed by 2", not bad for a 12yo.
but we now frequent them often, they truly are worth the travel and the guys are super friendly.
5 star all the way
by dargo (score: 1|82) 2087 days ago
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