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10 Dallas Hot Dogs to Eat Right Now

Whether in search of a classic chili dog or something more extravagant, all of these wieners are winners

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It’s long played second fiddle to burgers and sandwiches, but the humble hot dog is as delicious as it is overlooked. Ranging from freshly grilled dogs served in a parking lot to fancy, locally-sourced sausages, Dallas is home to plenty of hot dogs that are much better than the average frankfurter.

When a hot dog craving strikes, head to one of these 10 local spots.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Del's Charcoal Burgers

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110 S McKinney St
Richardson, TX 75081
(972) 235-9191
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Known for its charcoal-powered grill and excellent burgers, the hot dogs at Del’s are great, too. They’re split down the middle, griddled to perfection, then served on a burger bun. Add chili, cheese, and onions for a seriously messy lunch.

2. Dog Haus Biergarten Richardson

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744 S Central Expy Suite 210
Richardson, TX 75080
(214) 935-9121
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This Cali-born chain is devoted to hot dogs, and its menu runs the gamut. Instead of the traditional bun, find dogs like the Chili the Kid, topped with white American cheese, chili, and crispy onions, served on a trio of King’s Hawaiian rolls.

3. Kuby's Sausage House

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6601 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 363-2231
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A cozy restaurant in the back of an authentic German kitchen and European market is the perfect place to discover a genuine handcrafted sausage. Whether it’s the more common Polish sausage or a Nurnberger, weisswurst, or knackwurst, these German delicacies are served on a bun with traditional mustard and sauerkraut. 

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4. Strokers Ice House

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9324 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235
(214) 351-5252
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Known mostly for its rustic charm and regular crowd of bikers, this giant dive is found off the beaten path. It serves up some vintage dog recipes like Ricky’s Hot Link, Rat’s Good Ol’ Grilled Hot Dog, or Blyss’s Grilled Chili Cheese Dog. Relish packets, a side of fresh onions, and rows of picnic tables keep it simple.

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5. Lakewood Landing

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5818 Live Oak St
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 823-2410
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Late night diners flock to the fried favorites at one of Dallas’ most celebrated dive bars, and its corn dogs are a true local icon. Generously coated with a house-made jalapeño batter, these all-beef corn dogs are a hit with the midnight crowd. For $2 a pop, diners can’t beat it – but remember they’re only available after 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and after 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  

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6. Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

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3930 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 522-1212
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Hunky’s decor boasts all the old-fashioned charm of a 50’s diner, and the hot dogs are just as classic. An entire menu of hot dog options awaits here, ranging from the “State Fair” corndog to the house-special Hunky Dog, a quarter-pound frank that’s split, grilled, and topped with relish, onions, and mustard.

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7. Harvey B's

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4506 Columbia Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 334-0980
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A unique spin on the Sloppy Joe, the Chargrilled Chili Cheese Dog boasts two butterfly-cut dogs straight from Rudolph’s Meat Market in Deep Ellum. Served on a sesame seed hamburger bun, this budget-friendly dog is smothered in cheddar cheese, chili con carne, and fresh onions.

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8. Cold Beer Company

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3600 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 370-9301
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This popular beer destination boasts multiple hot dog options, including the Expo Dog, a “big-ass” hot dog that’s topped with creamy mac and cheese ,bacon, and sport peppers. Not feeling the whole shebang? The classic dog is also offered with chili, Hatch chile queso, or dressed simply with mustard.

9. Angry Dog

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2726 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-4406
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It wouldn’t be a hot dog map without this longtime Dallas mainstay in the heart of Deep Ellum. For over 25 years, this spot has been setting the bar for great dogs and continues to serve up their famed “Angry Dog” — an all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, chili, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese. 

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10. The Best Hot Dog

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1710 Chalk Hill Rd
Dallas, TX 75212
(817) 841-2513

Don’t be fooled by this unassuming outpost in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. This spot serves up quality dogs that draws huge lines around lunchtime. Any place that dubs itself “the best hot dog” vendor deserves a try, and these dogs are worth the trip and easy on the wallet. Don’t forget to ask for grilled onions.

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1. Del's Charcoal Burgers

110 S McKinney St, Richardson, TX 75081

Known for its charcoal-powered grill and excellent burgers, the hot dogs at Del’s are great, too. They’re split down the middle, griddled to perfection, then served on a burger bun. Add chili, cheese, and onions for a seriously messy lunch.

110 S McKinney St
Richardson, TX 75081

2. Dog Haus Biergarten Richardson

744 S Central Expy Suite 210, Richardson, TX 75080

This Cali-born chain is devoted to hot dogs, and its menu runs the gamut. Instead of the traditional bun, find dogs like the Chili the Kid, topped with white American cheese, chili, and crispy onions, served on a trio of King’s Hawaiian rolls.

744 S Central Expy Suite 210
Richardson, TX 75080

3. Kuby's Sausage House

6601 Snider Plaza, Dallas, TX 75205
Photo by Lauren Coe

A cozy restaurant in the back of an authentic German kitchen and European market is the perfect place to discover a genuine handcrafted sausage. Whether it’s the more common Polish sausage or a Nurnberger, weisswurst, or knackwurst, these German delicacies are served on a bun with traditional mustard and sauerkraut. 

6601 Snider Plaza
Dallas, TX 75205

4. Strokers Ice House

9324 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, TX 75235
Photo by Evan Kalstad

Known mostly for its rustic charm and regular crowd of bikers, this giant dive is found off the beaten path. It serves up some vintage dog recipes like Ricky’s Hot Link, Rat’s Good Ol’ Grilled Hot Dog, or Blyss’s Grilled Chili Cheese Dog. Relish packets, a side of fresh onions, and rows of picnic tables keep it simple.

9324 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75235

5. Lakewood Landing

5818 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214
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Late night diners flock to the fried favorites at one of Dallas’ most celebrated dive bars, and its corn dogs are a true local icon. Generously coated with a house-made jalapeño batter, these all-beef corn dogs are a hit with the midnight crowd. For $2 a pop, diners can’t beat it – but remember they’re only available after 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and after 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.  

5818 Live Oak St
Dallas, TX 75214

6. Hunky's Old Fashioned Hamburgers

3930 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201
Photo by Lauren Coe

Hunky’s decor boasts all the old-fashioned charm of a 50’s diner, and the hot dogs are just as classic. An entire menu of hot dog options awaits here, ranging from the “State Fair” corndog to the house-special Hunky Dog, a quarter-pound frank that’s split, grilled, and topped with relish, onions, and mustard.

3930 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201

7. Harvey B's

4506 Columbia Ave #100, Dallas, TX 75226
Photo by Evan Kalstad

A unique spin on the Sloppy Joe, the Chargrilled Chili Cheese Dog boasts two butterfly-cut dogs straight from Rudolph’s Meat Market in Deep Ellum. Served on a sesame seed hamburger bun, this budget-friendly dog is smothered in cheddar cheese, chili con carne, and fresh onions.

4506 Columbia Ave #100
Dallas, TX 75226

8. Cold Beer Company

3600 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

This popular beer destination boasts multiple hot dog options, including the Expo Dog, a “big-ass” hot dog that’s topped with creamy mac and cheese ,bacon, and sport peppers. Not feeling the whole shebang? The classic dog is also offered with chili, Hatch chile queso, or dressed simply with mustard.

3600 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

9. Angry Dog

2726 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226
Lauren Coe/EDFW

It wouldn’t be a hot dog map without this longtime Dallas mainstay in the heart of Deep Ellum. For over 25 years, this spot has been setting the bar for great dogs and continues to serve up their famed “Angry Dog” — an all-beef hot dog topped with mustard, chili, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese. 

2726 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226

10. The Best Hot Dog

1710 Chalk Hill Rd, Dallas, TX 75212
Lauren Coe/EDFW

Don’t be fooled by this unassuming outpost in front of Lowe’s Home Improvement. This spot serves up quality dogs that draws huge lines around lunchtime. Any place that dubs itself “the best hot dog” vendor deserves a try, and these dogs are worth the trip and easy on the wallet. Don’t forget to ask for grilled onions.

1710 Chalk Hill Rd
Dallas, TX 75212

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