Updated May 2021
Now that summer is unofficially here, it has us thinking about all of our favorite go-to summer foods! What pairs perfectly with warm weather and a pool day?! A hotdog, of course! We’ve gathered some of the best places to get your hotdog fix in town!
Angry Dog is an OG Deep Ellum dive bar and has been open since 1990 on Commerce Street. Their hot dog has made the Best Of list from Dallas Observer and D Magazine! They’re known for their “Angry Dog”, piled high with chili, grilled onions & cheese, but they also serve local fave Luscher’s! You can always expect sports games on their 9 tvs so pull up a chair and order one of their hot dogs while you’re at it!
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photo courtesy of Angry Dog
COLD BEER COMPANY
Cold Beer Company’s vintage vibe rests in Deep Ellum, and they offer classic bar food! Their “Big Ass Hot Dog” is a 1/2 pound all beef dog on a poppyseed bun. You can add chili and hatch queso... or order the “Expo Dog,” which is essentially the Big Ass Hot Dog plus mac-and-cheese, bacon and peppers!
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photo courtesy of Cold Beer Company
DOG HAUS BIERGARTEN
This craft-casual gourmet hot dogs chain has four locations in DFW, and they are proud to offer 100% all natural, vegetarian-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free meat. They have 7 Haus dogs to choose from, and all Dog Haus dogs, sausages and burgers are served on grilled King's Hawaiian rolls. They also have a corn dog made with root beer batter!
photo courtesy of Dog Haus Biergarten
CORNDOG WITH NO NAME
CornDog With No Name offers every variation of corndog you could imagine! They serve their franks hand-dipped in a corn flour-based batter on a wooden stick and then deep-fried in hot oil. Make sure to top off your entree with a sweet funnel cake! Visit their new test kitchen in Preston Center or their original in Northwest Dallas!
TJ’S DAWG HOUSE
You can find the TJ’s Dawg House truck located outside the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Richardson seven days a week from 11-3! TJ brings all the flavor and tastes of a Chicago dog to Texas. You can find classic staple Chicago dogs all the way up to more adventurous hot dogs. They have chairs and umbrellas for you to enjoy your dog during patio weather season.
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photo courtesy of TJ's Dawg House
THE BEST HOT DOG
The Best Hot Dog also hails from outside a Lowe’s Home Improvement Store! You will find their stand out front of the Lowe’s in West Dallas. It might appear to look like your average hotdog stand, but is so much more! Their selections include American style, German, New York, Chicago and Tex Mex. Undecided? You can choose your hot dog style and they will give you the best sausages and condiments for your choice!
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photo courtesy of The Best Hot Dog
HUNKY'S OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS
When you think of Hunky’s, you might first think of a hamburger, but the hotdog is an underrated menu item at this classic, old fashioned diner with locations at Oak Lawn and Bishop Arts. Choose from a Hunky Cheesy Dog, Corny Dog, Hunky Chili Dog or a traditional Hunky Dog! Wash it down with a famous Hunky’s shake to complete your diner experience!
photo courtesy of Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers
THE CORN DOG GUY
For all our vegan friends who are trying to find the best FULL vegan deep fried “hot dog”, look no further than The Corn Dog Guy! Their vegan corn dog truck is based in DFW and has you covered for all things corn dog and they get pretty fancy, too. The Elote Dog is definitely calling our name! Check out their Instagram for all upcoming date and event announcements to try one of these delicious corn dogs.
photo courtesy of The Corn Dog Guy
BurgerFi may be better known for it's burgers and thick onion rings, but you can't forget their incredible hotdog options! You can get their American Wagyu Beef either New York style, with kraut and mustard, or Texas style, with chili cheese and hot sauce.
photo courtesy of BurgerFi
With four Dallas locations, this neighborhood staple has mouthwatering hot dogs, burgers and Jack's Famous Fries that are perfect for a casual outing with friends! They also offer catering, so you can have their delicious food at your event!
photo courtesy of Burger House
Snuffer's Texas Giant Chili Dog is no joke! It's a half-pound all-beef hot dog with all the fixings you could ever want! Order the loaded cheese fries, a Snuffer's classic, for the ultimate comfort meal!
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS | Original Greenville
photo courtesy of Snuffer's
Did you know that Shake Shack began as a hotdog cart? Their Flat Top Dogs are made of 100% Vienna Beef, and they're split and griddled crisp on a potato bun. But let's be honest, you can't go wrong with anything you order at Shake Shack.
photo courtesy of Shake Shack