Wicked Wieners of Waterton

Brothers Jon and Max Low parading the dogs at their Wieners of Waterton

Brothers Jon and Max Low parading the fresh dogs at their Wieners of Waterton

The name pretty much says it all: Wieners of Waterton. Brothers Jon and Max Low (I love all those three-letter names) have kept things dead simple—four kinds of dogs, a couple of fries and a few breakfast items. That’s it.

Of course, if you’re only going to do one thing, best do it well. And the Low boys have it nailed, judging by the early-season lunch line at this shoehorn joint, with counter service and just eight window-side stools. I figure the presence of a few Waterton Lakes National Park workers in the line is a good sign of WOW’s street creds.

I could go for a quarter-pound Nathan’s dog for $6, large soft drink included. But when I see a locally made smokie, for a couple of bucks more, is there really any choice? The juicy smokie has a nice, crisp skin, with some flavourful seasonings bursting through on that first bite. But what brings everything together is the little details—the house-baked, lightly toasted bun and toppings that include Wiener’s own sweet tomato sauce, pickled onions and carrots and, if you want a little more crunch, some potato chips.

There's a locally made smoke buried under all these fixings

There’s a locally made smoke buried under all these fixings

Wieners of Waterton
301 Windflower Avenue, Waterton, Alberta
Daily 7 am-9 pm
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