The Flying Wienie in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
On a recent Y’dstoti adventure, we checked out a hot dog joint called “The Flying Wienie” in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It was easy to find, plus the yellow airplane on the roof did make it pretty visible a couple of blocks away.
We love finding a fun place to eat, especially when they know how to carry out a theme — and don’t take themselves too seriously. Plus have good food. The Flying Wienie did a pretty good job of filling that bill.
The Flying Wienie is a repurposed old gas station. Yes, the decor is a bit campy but that’s part of the fun. You can eat inside or outside. It was a gorgeous March day so we enjoyed sitting outside.
I had the Chicago dog and Roy had the chili dog. Both came with fries. Actually, everything comes with fries!
There was a picture on the wall showing the restaurant at the time of the 2008 Cedar River flood. It was good to see that they survived and appear to be thriving.