Founded in 1961 by John Galardi with a single location in Southern California, Wienerschnitzel now has 322 locations stretching from California to Louisiana to the east, Guam to the south, and Washington to the north. The location in Lake Forest, CA is one of the nicest in curb appeal and customer service that I have ever been to. The interior is always clean and spotless. The exterior from the windows to the parking lot are also very clean and presentable.
Chili Cheese Fries are golden brown French fries topped with Wienerschnitzel’s world famous chili sauce and melted shredded cheddar cheese. I love the shoestring cut fries. They are the perfect thickness for a crispy outside and tender inside. The hot chili sauce melts the cheddar for a gooey dip for the fries. I start from the outside then work my way inward grabbing the exposed fries and dipping them into the chili cheese center. Eventually, you will need a fork to grab the rest. Don’t be surprised if you start scrapping every last bit of chili out of the box. It’s so good! Rating: 5/5
Bacon Ranch Chili Cheese Fries are chili cheese fries topped with bacon bits and ranch dressing. If you love Wienerschnitzel’s Chili Cheese Fries, this will take you in a new tasty direction. The bacon added a salty, smoky flavor. The ranch dressing added a creamy, herbaceous flavor. All in all, it was pretty tasty. Rating: 4.5/5
Plain Dog is a grilled original Wienerschnitzel hot dog (100% all beef in this case) in a fresh steamed bun (pretzel bun in this case). This is my favorite item to order. I love pretzel buns and Wienerschnitzel’s is pretty good. It has a nice glaze on the outside and is tender on the inside. The 100% all beef dog is amazingly beefy and juicy. It’s a meal! Rating: 5/5
Chili Dog is a grilled original hot dog in a fresh, steamed bun topped with Wienerschnitzel’s world famous chili sauce. This is my hubby’s favorite! He’ll get a few of these along with an order of chili cheese fries. The chili sauce works perfectly with the hot dog. I prefer the 100% all beef dog myself, but either way, the chili makes the dog. The bun is perfectly steamed with soft, chewy texture. Grab some napkins as it will be messy. Rating: 5/5
Bacon Strip Street Dog is a grilled original Wienerschnitzel hot dog (or 100% all beef in this case) in a steamed bun (pretzel bun in this case) with a slice of crisp bacon and topped with mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and grilled diced onions. This dog is a naughty, messy monkey. I’m not big on sauce on my hot dogs so the mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup did not work for me. I did like the salty, crispy bacon and the sweet grilled onions. Rating: 3/5
On Thursdays, Tastee Freez Mini Sundaes are only $1.29. They are old fashioned sundaes with creamy Tastee Freez soft serve topped with your choice of hot fudge, chocolate, strawberry, caramel, or chocolate caramel crunch (hot fudge in this case). The Tastee Freez soft serve is creamy and velvety like frozen custard. The hot fudge is rich and perfectly contrasts the vanilla flavor in the soft serve. Rating: 4.5/5
Wienerschnitzel is part of my comfort food cravings! Why not give them a try!
Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Décor: 4 out of 5 stars
Food: 5 out of 5 stars
For more information:
20652 Lake Forest Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 9am to 11pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to 12amParking: Free shopping center par