Best Hot Dogs In The United States List

The best hot dogs menu throughout the United States. In fact, some of these hot dog places are the best throughout the world. It all begins in Chicago.

Superdawg Drive-In – 6363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL. For irresistible retro kitsch, there’s no surpassing this far northwest side “dawg” house.

Varsity – 61 North Ave NW, Atlanta, GA. Love this place! It is a “drive in” with character and charm. The fresh rolls make the hot dogs! Fries are wonderfully greasy fries like we had back in the 1950s.

The Wienery – 414 Cedar Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN. Stroll into this West Bank institution and you’ll soon know the difference between the salted roadkill that passes for hot dogs in too many other joints and the succulent Vienna beef that the Wienery jams into its casings. The meat is pithy, juicy, and eminently flavorful.

Vida Cart – Corner of Fifth Avenue and Island, Downtown San Diego, CA.When the vibes are right, usually around one or two in the morning, this hot dog stand becomes a cafe des artistes, the kind of street scene you would find in New York or San Francisco. Daniela, an artist from Bulgaria, started it right under the historic Chinese Callan hotel.

Boston Speed’s Famous Hot Dog Wagon – Boston, MA. Drive over to the Newmarket Square meat market in Roxbury around noon, and you’ll see a swarm of big guys in ’80s Lincolns pulling in and out from Mass Ave and the Expressway. The stand’s proprietor, Ezra “Speed” Anderson, grills some of the largest and tastiest hot dogs you have ever seen.

There are other award-winning places that serve hot dogs. This list was kept at a minimum to show the best. There are a few baseball parks in the United States that also serve great franks.