2020 Best Hot Dogs in the U.S.A.

Classic chili dog at Pink's Hot Dogs in Los Angeles, CA

Top 10 Hot Dog Stands in America

Even though our palates may evolve as we mature, the hot dog is something we love just as much today as when we were children. It's clear many chefs feel the same way, as they experiment with creations such as a hot dog topped with creamy peanut butter and bacon.

Classic chili dogs and more unusual offerings can be found on GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Hot Dogs in the U.S.

> And for more tasty wieners, be sure to check out our lists of the:
- Best Hot Dogs in Atlanta
- Best Hot Dogs in Los Angeles
- Best Hot Dogs in New York.

 
Crif Dogs
QB

New Yorkers hardly need to search for a hot dog — they're on every street corner — but they do love to find a good one. Crif Dogs turns out delicious variations such as the Chihuahua, a hot dog wrapped in bacon and covered with avocado and sour cream. See More

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Dat Dog
QB

Hot dogs are in a state of renaissance in New Orleans, largely led by Dat Dog. Fans who wait in line are rewarded with plain steamed German wieners and a variety of sausages (alligator, kielbasa, bratwurst, Louisiana hot and even crawfish). See More

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El Guero Canelo
QB

El Guero Canelo in Tucson is known for its Sonoran-style hot dogs. They're wrapped in bacon and served with tomatoes, mayonnaise, beans, mustard, onions and jalapeño sauce in a Mexican roll. (The Sammy Dog is the same but with two franks.) See More

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Flo's Hot Dogs
QB

Don't even think about asking for ketchup on your franks at Flo's Hot Dogs, a family-owned business since 1959. The most popular option is The House Special, a hot dog served with Flo's famous relish, mayonnaise and celery salt. See More

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Frankfurt Döner & Meats
QB

It's well worth making the trek from Atlanta to Ball Ground, Georgia, for the house-made sausages from Frankfurt Döner & Meats. On the weekends, this German butcher shop fires up a grill on the street and serves up hot dogs on potato bread rolls. See More

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Jack's Cosmic Dogs
QB

Jack's Cosmic Dogs in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, serves up every iteration of the frankfurter imaginable. The Cosmic Dog is a local favorite loaded with blue cheese slaw and sweet potato mustard, for which the place is famous. See More

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Pink's Hot Dogs
QB

A pilgrimage to Pink's Hot Dogs is a must-do for many tourists visiting Los Angeles. Folks line up at this famous stand for hot dogs named after celebrities such as Martha Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. See More

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The Red Hot
12/20

Craft beers and hot dogs are the focus at The Red Hot in Tacoma. The menu offers more than a dozen iterations of hot dogs and sausages, including a few vegan options. Diners with adventurous palates can opt for The Hound Dog, which is topped with creamy peanut butter and two slices of bacon. See More

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Rosamunde Sausage Grill
12/20

It isn't a stretch to call Rosamunde Sausage Grill a San Francisco classic. There's lots of pork sausages (spicy and smoked) plus gourmet additions such as duck with figs and brandy, lamb with Moroccan spices and chicken with cherries. See More

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Wolfy's Hot Dogs
QB

This unassuming, cheerful hot dog stand is officially a Chicago institution. Red hots come encased in a traditional steamed poppy seed bun with a choice of crunchy condiments — but we also suggest trying one slathered with cheese or chili. See More

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