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10 Most Popular Hot Dog Spots in America


As you must already know, tomorrow (July 23rd) is National Hot Dog Day! Over here at Localicious we sincerely hope you celebrate this fine day by paying homage to the most beloved of American foods. Whether you enjoy them in the backyard, at the ballpark or at the hot dog stand down the street, you must admit that sometimes a hot dog isn’t just a hot dog. All across the country, purveyors of delicious wieners go above and beyond to deliver something truly transcendental.

Using Localicious and Foursquare we’ve calculated the 10 most popular hot dog spots in the country. If you happen to live around them, walk on in and give them a high-five for making this list of national treasures.

#10 – Billy’s Gourmet Hot Dogs, Denver, CO

In Denver, two hot dog spots go head to head – Billy’s and Biker Jim’s. Although each has a very distinct and delicious style, only one can reign supreme.

#9 – Snoopy’s Hot Dogs, Raleigh, NC

Simple, cheap, beautiful – Snoopy’s Hot Dogs have it all. And when stumbling around at 2 am in the city of Raleigh, there’s only one place to get your late night foodie fix.

#8 – Pink’s Hot Dogs, Los Angeles, CA

Whether you love ‘em or hate em, Pink’s Hot Dogs are a force to be reckoned with. The La Brea, Los Angeles location is the first of Pink’s empire and has been feeding LA’s hot dog obsession since 1939.

#7 – Pink’s Hot Dogs, Las Vegas, NV

Like we said, Pink’s Hot Dogs are a force to be reckoned with and now they’ve captured the hearts of showgirls, penny slot-ers and bachelor party go-ers in the city of sinfully good hot dogs.

#6 – Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Chicago, IL

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. When in Chicago, eat at Portillo’s. They are masters of the Chicago Dog, which could arguably be the best hot dog in the world.

#5 – Po Dog, Seattle, WA

Have you ever had mac & cheese on your hot dog? How about peanut putter & bananas? No? Then you clearly need to pay a little visit to Po Dog in Seattle, where the classic Seattle Dog is just the beginning.

#4 – Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace, Columbus, OH

For avid hot dog lovers, this is what you’d hope heaven would look like. Quality dogs on quality buns made in every style under the sun, including a delicious Korean Kimchi Dog. They even have an extensive list of Vegan and Vegetarian options!

#3 – Portillo’s Hot Dogs, Buena Park, CA

What can we say? Buena Park residents go nuts for those Chicago Dogs.

#2 – D’s 6-Pax & Hot Dogz, Pittsburgh, PA

With a name like D’s 6-Pax & Hot Dogz, you know exactly what to expect: booze and hot dogs. And in this crazy world, what more do you really need?

#1 – Frank Restaurant, Austin, TX

Frank is serious about hot dogs, and we say serious we mean SERIOUS. None of that funny business, just darn good artisan sausages dressed up with the classics.

3 Responses to “10 Most Popular Hot Dog Spots in America”

  1. Liz Powell

    July 22, 2011 · 1:16 pm

    I love Top Dog in Berkeley, CA! Lived off of them in college.

  2. Drewski

    July 22, 2011 · 1:47 pm

    PO Dog is definitely the spot in Seattle. Their Texas Dog is the bomb!

  3. Dan

    July 26, 2011 · 12:07 pm

    Weenies in Columbus on Ohio State campus…check it out. Best tasting dogs in town (by far) and with 20+ fresh toppings of your choice…tough to beat.

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