Now that summer is officially 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!

Updated July 2023


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Angry Dog is an OG Deep Ellum dive bar and has been open since 1990 on Commerce Street. They’re known for their award-winning dogs like their “Angry Dog”, piled high with chili, grilled onions, and cheese. 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!

Deep Ellum | Directions


With four Dallas locations, this spot has been a neighborhood staple since 1951! They're known for mouthwatering hot dogs, burgers, and Jack's Famous Fries, plus delicious malt shakes. They also offer catering, if you need to feed a hot-dog-loving crowd!

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This family-owned hidden gem from Chicago uses poppy-seed buns and Vienna Beef sausages the Chi way! They serve their franks from bacon-wrapped with pico de gallo to Italian beefed up with jalapeños and more. Make sure to top off your entree with a sweet sno cone! 

Garland | Directions


Cold Beer Company has a vintage vibe with classic bar food to go with it! 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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Find this food truck and choose from 9 dogs all served on a brioche bun. Can't decide? Try their Original Texas-Style Hot Dog, an all-beef, hickory-smoked hot dog with yellow mustard and marinated grilled jalapeños. Another local fave is the Sloppy Eddie, a chili dog with your choice of Dublin sweet onions or Hot ‘n Spicy onion pepper mix served on a Brioche Bun!

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For all our hot dog lovers who are trying to find the best charcoal grilled hot dog, look no further than Del's Charcoal Burgers! Their smoked franks are split down the middle and served on a burger bun, with the options of topping them with chili, cheese, and onion or their hickory sauce. Pair them with tater tots or curly fries and an ice-cold bev for the perfect meal combo!

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This craft-casual gourmet hot dogs chain has four locations in DFW, serving 100% all-natural, vegetarian-fed, hormone and antibiotic-free meat. They have seven 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!

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This family-owned spot may have burgers in its name, but you definitely can't pass up on its hot dog! Our go-to is the “Hay Dawg”, a grilled hot dog served on a brioche bun, topped with fried onions, chili, cheddar, and relish. Best enjoyed with a side of fried pickles and homemade 'nana pudding!

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photo courtesy of 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!

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This hidden gem offers authentic Guatemalan dishes that transport you somewhere far away with every bite! The “Shuco” is a Guatemalan-style hot dog with guacamole and cabbage served on a fresh and hot baguette-like loaf. Don't forget to get dessert after your dog -- try the Rellenitos, aka plantains stuffed with black beans, and covered in sugar!

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Kuby's is a local gem that has been in Snider Plaza since 1961! The space will take you back in time and to another country -- a traditional German market! The restaurant in the back serves Polish sausage, weisswurst, and knackwurst, all served with mustard and sauerkraut. You’ll also come across spaetzle, wiener schnitzel, Rouladen, and other traditional dishes to pair with your meats!

Highland Park | Directions


Life's good when you have a hot dog in your hand! This pub has tons of classic pub fare and craft beer, including Texas Size Dogs! Styles include the Chicago, the Texas, the New York, and the San Fran dog, all served with fries or tots. Add Coach's chili for an extra kick of flavor and enjoy eating it on one of their amazing patios! 

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Martinis and hot dogs, anyone? Find both at Dallas' coolest dive bar, Mike's Gemini! This off-the-beaten-path haunt is a favorite of ours and a must-try for any Dallasite! We are serious when we say this may be the best hot dog in Dallas. Order a regular or a jalapeño cheese sausage, and dress with mustard, ketchup, onions, pickled jalapeños, and relish.

Cedars | Directions


This Venezuelan spot is family-owned and serves up a tasty and authentic menu! It's another hidden gem on the list, but definitely shouldn't be looked over! The “Salchiqueso” is definitely calling our name. It is a Venezuelan-style hot dog with cabbage, potato stix, mayo, ketchup, tartar, and a huge wedge of cold, fresh cheese. Pair it with cold-pressed juice!

Carrolton | Directions


This family-owned restaurant is known to have the best NY subs in town, but who could ever pass up on a NY hot dog? They have the Dallas dog and the Chicago, but their New Yorker dog with sauerkraut and brown mustard or their Texas chili cheese dog worthy of the State Fair is where it's at! They also have arcade games, shaved ice, and records for sale.

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These Hottodoggu's are legit Japanese and Korean-style hot dogs! With toppings like kimchi, yakisoba, tofu, katsu, and more, you can have an Asian twist on an American classic. Add Okaeri Loaded Fries, tossed in their house spicy seasoning blend topped with spicy aioli sauce, ketchup, furikake flakes, bonito flakes, and green onion! 

Richardson | Directions


It wouldn’t be a trip to the Windy City without stopping by Portillo's Hot Dogs for a Chicago-style hot dog, and now you don’t have to travel far to get one! If you've never had a Chicago-style hot dog, it’s topped with relish, tomatoes, a pickle spear, hot peppers, and mustard on a poppy seed bun…and it’s delicious! Make sure to pair your meal with a side of their crinkle cheese fries or crispy onion rings and finish with their famous chocolate cake or a milkshake for dessert.

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Rye is from the same group behind the swanky cocktail lounge Apothecary and is known for its locally-sourced menu, unique craft cocktails, and presentations. Begin your experience with “amuse me” small plates, including rabbit ravioli and the infamous Icelandic Hot Dog, which was maybe the best thing we’ve ever had! It has rosewood ranch wagyu beef, Icelandic sweet mustard, remoulade, rugbrød, onion, and fried shallot. Need we say more?

Greenville Ave. | Directions


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.

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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!

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Rangers Hot Dogs

If you’re a Rangers fan and haven’t been to Globe Life Field, this is the perfect opportunity for you to try one of the many hot dogs available! From traditional hot dogs, a pizza dog, an enchilada dog, a brisket dog, and more, they knock any regular ol' hot dog out of the park. Wash it down with an ice-cold beer and enjoy yourself a nice day out at the ball game. Make sure to use promo code DALLASITES for 20% off 2023 Single Game tickets all season long!

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You can find the TJ’s Dawg House truck located outside the Lowe’s Home Improvement Store in Richardson seven days a week from 11am to 3pm! TJ's brings all the flavor and tastes of Chicago dogs to Texas, serving everything from classic staple Chicago dogs all the way up to more adventurous takes. They even have chairs and umbrellas for you to enjoy your dog al fresco!

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