Massive Wieners is a fabulous hot dog purveyor in Prahran with superior product and excellent price point. Having tried many hot dog places around Melbourne this is still my favourite. These are great hot dogs that actually provide a decent feed and at a reasonable price. Massive dogs for $6 compared to some other places where you leave hungry and pay around $10. They are about (at time of writing) to launch the Massive Wieners version of the McMuffin for a new breakfast menu.
It's hard to write anything about Massive Wieners without referring to the name - which obviously raises a smile. Nonetheless these guys are serious about hot dogs.
The flagship store is in trendy Greville St next to the fashionistas in a hub of chic.
There's a sense of fun and conviviality around Massive Wieners and this is mainly fuelled by fun loving guys Dave Brennan and Liam Magee.
Drop into their Greville St eatery and be entertained by their infectious customer service and the odd story or two. They are passionate about what they do and behind the humour is a seriously good product.
Classic is that they wear bow ties and white shirts - it's a sense of occasion when you visit.
I'm impressed by the Chilli Dog with great chilli filling with beans. Top notch.
I was also there when the boys fronted up to Melbourne Central in their pressed white shirts and bow ties looking like angels. It was part of a challenge and a tie in with Channel 10 show The Living Room.
(All the way through this article I'm wanting to spell Wiener as Weimer because I'm used to using the term Weimer in European History - ie Weimer Republic. Maybe with the growing success of their Prahran business these guys might form a Wiener Republic).
I had an encounter with Massive Wieners on the day they brought their wares to Melbourne Central. I couldn't believe that here was their stand right in front of me with Massive Wieners being sold for a reduced price of $4. Happy days! Having just had a massive bowl of pasta for lunch didn't stop me from ordering a Classic Wiener.
The television crew buzzing around the lads is testament that these guys and Massive Wieners are making a huge impression.
The Classic Weiner is about a foot long and is a contender for best hot dog in Melbourne. It's a classic tailor made pork wiener. The long sausage extends way beyond the quality bread. It comes with great mustard and sauce, some quality cheese (what is this cheese? tasty not heavy) and diced white onions. And I also got some jalapenos for some extra kick.
In Prahran you can get the Chilli Wiener, the Kraut Wiener and yes, a Soy Wiener vegetarian option.
For mine a great hot dog has quality ingredients and some kick, and has the ability to fill you up. And the pricing should be reasonable - these guys deliver on all fronts for a $6 hot dog.
Massive Wieners also offers options of 'Average Joe' being 6 inches and the 'Little Pecker' of 3 inches.
A great innovation has been the challenge for the hall of fame - those that can eat a 63.5cm hot dog. Many have tried and failed. Some have succeeded.