Our Picks for the Best Place to Grab a Hot Dog in Every State

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Okay, so we all know that hotdogs aren’t exactly good for you. Those of us who eat meat, though, also know that for some reason, those lips and a**holes (as my grandfather called them) just hit the spot on a warm summer evening.

If that’s you, here’s a list of some amazing places to grab a hotdog, no matter what state you’re in – and no, they’re not at major league ballparks, though those are always a good bet.

Chris’ Favorite Hot Dogs (Montgomery, Alabama)

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Keep calm & have a hotdog ??? . . #hotdog #yummy #delicious #tasty #foodporn #foodgasm #foodphotography #yummyhotdogs #lunchbox #lunchtime #hotdogshop #njrestaurants #bloomfield #sabrett #eathotdogs #lovehotdogs #enjoyhotdogs #juiceyhotdogs #food #hotdoggourmet #foodblogger #foodpics #lovefood

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Presidents, musicians, authors, movie stars, governors…you name it, they’ve eaten at Chris’ since they opened in 1917. You’ll love the famous chili sauce (but don’t ask for the secret recipe!).

Chinook Hot Dogs (Fairbanks, Alaska)

The restaurant is inside a renovated school bus, and their creations range from dogs with bacon and cheese to ones with pinto beans and sriracha mayo. You can’t go wrong!

BK Tacos (Tucson, Arizona)

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Have you tried our famous Sonoran Hot Dog yet? Come to #bktacos and experience the best hot dogs in Tucson, Arizona ? . . . #sonoranstyle #sonoranhotdogs #bk #bkcarneasadaandhotdogs #arizona #tastingtucson #autenticafusion #tucsonfoodie

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Their twist on a classic is served on a homemade bun with pinto beans, tomatoes, onions, a secret jalapeño sauce, and grilled peppers.

Bark Bar (Little Rock, Arkansas)

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It’s nacho turn. Step aside for the very good boys. ?❤️? #BarkBar #Barkansas … ? @__its__simon__: … “No sir, I was first, can I have this thing over here… I’m sorry I can’t read” #barkbarlittlerock #dogsofinstagram #independentdogs

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This combination bar and dog park is genius – your pup can run and play while you grab a dog-inspired dog and a local craft brew. What’s not to like?

Cupid’s Hot Dogs (Canoga Park, California)

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In honor of National Hot Dog month, we’re celebrating with a Chicago dog! Available only at our Winnetka location and for a limited time only. Tag a friend who loves Chicago dogs and come by and tell us what you think! #chicagodog #cupidshotdogs #nationalhotdogday

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A couple opened this hot dog stand in 1946 (it’s named after the wife’s sweet nickname). All 3 locations are still run by family members, and even though the menu is simple, people keep coming back!

Harley’s – A Hot Dog Revolution (Littleton, Colorado)

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Their brats are as flavorful as they are creative, with recipes like the Mile High Dog (topped with roast beef and horseradish sauce) or the Italian dog. There’s something for everyone!

Carol’s Lunchbox (Farmington, Connecticut)

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#nationalhotdogday #july #summer #cheddarcheese #chili #hotdog #summerscene #foodporn #carolslunchbox #farmington #connecticut #supportyourlocalbusiness @andymarsphotography

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This charming hot dog stand steams their franks and piles on the topping – like homemade hot pepper relish. Plus, you may get an impromptu singing performance (if you’re lucky)!

Johnnie’s Dog House (Wilmington, Delaware)

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From coast to coast, Johnnies Dog House and Chicken Shack was listed on Taste of Home America’s most iconic hot dog joints! Swipe right to see the Best hot dog joint in Delaware? ✨See link in bio for the full article✨

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With Chicago-style, chili, and even a “plain ol’dog,” this spot has something for everyone. But if you’re more adventurous, check out the Monkey Hill Dog – it’s topped with bananas, peanut butter, bacon, and honey.

Voodoo Dog (Tallahassee, Florida)

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What better way to welcome us back into Tallahassee then ordering some @eatvoodoodog ??? Get your Tums ready cuz this is wild, but so so worth it. A bacon wrapped hotdog topped with Mac and cheese, complimented with a side of fries smothered in chilli and melty cheese ??? . . . #hotdog #macandcheese #cheese #fries #cheesefries #chilicheesefries #wiener #bacon #eeeeeats #foodie #food #foodporn #foodgasm #tallahassee #voodoodog #tallyeats #fsu #yum

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This spot will have you memory trippin down an 80s and 90s lane, and their creative hot dogs will have you talking about them for days.

Doggy Dogg (Decatur, Georgia)

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a lot of our flavors play well together. from classics to surprises like this beaut of a brat here with pepper’d plantain chips, pimento cheese, a few sauces and @pinestreetmarket bacon for good measure. vegans! vegetarians! we care for you too! have you heard of the #pushkarpupp? details on our website and in avatar color in previous posts. you’ll also have a #vegan chili dogg to choose from soon, on the weekends, between 3-5. ?? and appreciation to you and yers ?? #hotdogs #veganhotdogs #atlanta #decaturga

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This restaurant began at a local farmers market before making the leap to brick-and-mortar. They use high quality, locally-made breads, and you definitely won’t regret stopping.

Puka Dog (Koloa, Hawaii)

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You know you want one.. or two?? we’re open 10am-8pm everyday. •#eatlocal #pukadog #grinds #snacks #kauai

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If you’re up for a twist on an original, these dogs are placed on a sweet roll and dressed with a lemon-garlic sauce and tropical relishes. Sign me up!

Franko’s Dog House (Post Falls, Idaho)

They’ve got speciality dogs galore, including seasonal offerings made from elk and reindeer – you’ll have to see it to believe it!

Superdawg Drive-In (Chicago, Illinois)

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#chicagostyle super goodness ?? #everything #includinghotpeppers #pickledtomato #allbeef #chicagofood #chicagosbest #since1948

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As iconic as it is delicious, this hot dog stand has been family-owned since 1948 and there’s no place better to grab a classic Chicago dog.

Fort Wayne Famous Coney Island Weiner Stand (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

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Mmm #fortwaynefamousconeyisland #coneyisland #coneydogs #summerfoods #fortwayne

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Open since 1914, the shop sells around 2,000 hot dogs every day, each topped with a special, homemade sauce.

Steburgers (Fort Dodge, Iowa)

This family restaurant prides themselves on a seasoned meat sauce – and make sure to grab a frosty malted while you’re there!

Weiner Kitchen (Overland Park, Kansas)

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Out for weiners #beefandblue #theoriginal #weinerkitchen #overlandparkKS

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Best grab a signature hot dog or sausage – these dogs are made from brisket and wagyu beef and topped with homemade ketchup. It used to be a food truck, but they’ve settled in permanently, thank goodness.

Sky Bridge Station (Pine Ridge, Kentucky)

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Gotta get that #epicjourney dog! #redrivergorge

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After you get your fill of hiking in the Red River Gorge, you’ll want to fill up at the Sky Bridge Station – gourmet dogs for days!

Frankie’s Dawg House (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

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"The Situation" (bacon mac n' cheese hot dog)

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You can choose from classics, or test out your adventurous side with duck, deer, or alligator sausage. Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be yummy!

Blue Rooster Food Company (Portland, Maine)

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Time to bring Mom to her favorite place.

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The Blue Rooster‘s upscale take on comfort food extends to its hot dogs, which are locally sourced and full of intriguing flavor combos like the Thai Peanut dog and the Wagon Wheel (bacon, bbq sauce, and pickled jalapenos).

Stuggy’s (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Baltimore, your crab mac hot dog is phenom ?

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You can grab these dogs at an Oriole game, but if you stop by the restaurant, make sure to try the Crab Mac – a dog topped with homemade mac n’ cheese, crab meat, and Old Bay seasoning.

Grumpy’s Dogs (West Boylston, Massachusetts)

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Mondays are tough…. especially when you remember GRUMPY’s is away this week ☹️ but happy 4th! We WILL be open next Wednesday! See you then. • • • #grumpysdogs #onlyatgrumpys #hotdogs #foodtruck #foodtruck #westboylston #kayem #kayemfranks #togetherwegrill #discovercentralma #centralma

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It might be a food truck, but the service and the hot dogs will make you feel like royalty. A favorite? The T.N.T., which is deep-fried in an eggroll wrapper and stuffed with jalapeno cream cheese.

Lafayette Coney Island (Detroit, Michigan)

Downtown Detroit has been offering dogs from this spot since 1936, and the classic recipes are a closely-guarded family secret.

Natedogs (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

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Excited to serve today (12-7pm) at Giesenbräu Bier Co. in New Prague. If you don’t have plans, take a drive and check it out!!

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These street cart weiners are sourced from local suppliers and topped with Nate’s homemade mustard sauce and sauteed onions – a combination that earned him the 2017 Hot Dog Vendor of the Year title!

Dis & Dem (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

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This burger and hot dog joint was voted the best hot dog joint in Mississippi by Food Network! This is the “Eagle Dog,” in honor of being located in Hattiesburg, home of the University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles. Raspberry sauce is in this hot dog to contrast the saltiness. Yummy ? • • • • • #foodie #foodielove #foodstagram #hotdog #fries #hotdogs #foodporn #foodphotography #foodgasm #foods #food #burgers #sausage #americanfood #wienerdog #mississippi #mississippifinds #ms #brandyeatsagain #disanddem

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Originally from New Orleans, the owners of Dis & Dem are definitely bringing Cajun flavors to their hot dogs – gator, crawfish, spicy sausages, and anything else NOLA that you love to put in your belly.

Dogs N Frys (Florissant, Missouri)

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We’re gonna do something similar. Our Harambe Fries are a homage to In and Outs animal style fries. Harambe Dog coming soon. #dogsnfrys #stl #stlouis

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Their menu boasts more than 25 specialty dogs and a revolving menu of specials, so you could definitely go back again and again – and they’ve got dessert dogs, too!

Covered Wagon Hot Dogs (Missoula, Montana)

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Hotdogs being sold @lolopeakbrewing come get them! #406hotdogs#coveredwagon#hotdogs#craftbeeranddogs#craftbeer

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You can find the mobile kitchen at Missoula music and food events every week, and they cater, too. I’d like to get my hands on the Pepperoni Pizza dog, personally.

B&B Grill and Arcade (Bellevue, Nebraska)

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Bacon wrapped hot dog bouquets for your Valentine?!? One of our favorites!!!

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The Big B, a bacon-wrapped fried hot dog on a stick, is a must try – and the arcade games and fun family atmosphere aren’t bad, either!

Buldogis (Las Vegas, Nevada)

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We're closed today but here's a dog from Monday on!! . . #bacon #pork #beef #porkbelly #spicy #sriracha #hotdog #hotdogs #devourpower #f52grams #bestfood #tastyfood #sogood #heresmyfood #hungry #delicious #aioli #fatty #hotdog #asianfood #koreanfood #yelp #cheapeats #lasvegas #vegasdining #vegaseats #yahoofood #protein #foodphotography #sundayfunday

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Korean flavors make these hot dogs extra special – and the toppings like kimchi, nori lakes, and spicy aioli are to die for!

Gilley’s Diner (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)

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A sweet moment captured ?….a little boy was having his birthday lunch with mom when Grant decided to give him two dollars. The little boy’s reaction is priceless (zoom in) and made Grant’s day! #adorable #appreciation #priceless #birthday #lunch #gilleys #diner #portsmouthnh #dtp

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A Portsmouth fixture since 1912, it’s always packed; their classic offerings hit the right spot!

Maui’s Dog House (North Wildwood, New Jersey)

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I ❤️ wieners!!??

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This roadside stand not far from the shore offers 20 hotdogs and 30 different toppings, so make sure you have plans to return!

Foxy Drive-In (Clovis, New Mexico)

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Foxy Drive-In, Buddy Holly's old hangout! Clovis, New Mexico #travel #usa #diner #newmexico #music #icecream

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People have been stopping in to grab a classic dog (or corn dog!) since 1956, and you won’t regret joining them!

Frank’s Gourmet Hot Dogs (Buffalo, New York)

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Gourmet hot dog lunch dates with your best friend on a sunny day are good for the soul! Especially when Monster Man makes a guest appearance ? ☀️ ? Pictured: Proud Mary, Violet Beauregarde, & Frank Mi #Buffalove #FrankGourmet #foodporn

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If you thought this would be Nathan’s, well, you’re wrong – Frank’s are made on-location with local meats, and locals know to expect a long line!

JJ’s Red Hots (Charlotte, North Carolina)

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We got your #independenceday hangover food! Too may ?yesterday?? Try our .50 smoked wings!! . . . ? pic by @rodartes.corner

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These gourmet dogs are made in-house and are topped with great ingredients like beer cheese, bacon, and their secret sauce.

DogMahal Dog Haus (Grand Forks, North Dakota)

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Hotdogs and Vinyl Records! @ojatadogmahal is awesome! #hotdog #vinyl #records

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Browse their comic books and vintage vinyl before snagging an outrageous-but-delicious hot dog creation, like the Poutinie Weenie, topped with fries, gravy, and cheese curds.

Scooter’s World Famous Dawg House (Mentor, Ohio)

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There's no reason to not come and have lunch with us this week! Spring is finally here! Enjoy one of our #ChicagoHomewrecker hot dawgs ☀️?☀️ #ScootersDawgHouse

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These dogs are deep-fried until crispy and come in three sizes – including a half-pound offering known as the Homewrecker.

The Gnarley Dog (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

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We meet again!

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Gnarley Dawg offers fresh ingredients and huge portions, and you can choose from classic toppings or something more outlandish – you pick!

Victory Dogs (Medford, Oregon)

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Happy National Hot Dog Month! Lots of specials headed your way! This week: 2 Grilled Bacon Dogs, chips & drink for $9, Spicy Stroganoff Dog $6 and BBQ Glazed Fritos on any dog for FREE! We are open downtown Monday to Wednesday 12 to 5. Thursday we are in Central Point 9 to 3. Friday night we're at Del Rio where you may buy me a glass of wine ?Yours In Dog Power, – Sarah #nationalhotdogmonth #deals #wine #ilovehotdogs

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Customers say that a dog from Victory Dogs is like getting one from your bestie – though if you order the Crack’in (two dogs, two sausages, plus 10 more meats, two cheeses, and four buns) you must have some pretty great friends!

Yocco’s West (Allentown, Pennsylvania)

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#yoccos is more than just awesome dogs! Check out our hot Italian sausage; split and seared then topped with mustard, stewed onions and green peppers. Of course its not complete without our world famous #secretsauce ! #MoreThanGreatDogs #yoccos #lehighvalley #allentown #chilisauce #thesecretsinthesauce #hotdog #sausage

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Their famous chili sauce is the same, secret recipe they’ve used since 1922, and you don’t want to leave without trying it.

Baba’s Original New York System (Providence, Rhode Island)

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4 Hot weiners All the way w/ Large Coffee Milk… Great taste of Rhode Island ? – – – Pc?: Kevin Baba’s Original New York System 424 Smith St. Providence, RI 02908 (401)331-5349 #rifood #RIeats #ubereats #grubhub #doordash #Milkshake #ONYS #Babas #LocalFood #SmithHill #SmithSt #Providence #Rhodeisland #Oceanstate #FamilyBusiness #RIbestHotweiners #Coffeemilk #Wraps #Greekmenu #moremenuoptions

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The name comes from vendors from ages ago wanting to bring the hot dog craze up from New York, but these are Rhode Island bred and always weiners – not hot dogs.

Jack’s Cosmic Dogs (Mount Pleasant, South Carolina)

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Thank you for voting! Jack's has once again been named best hot dog in Charleston City Paper's "Best Of Charleston!" #BOC19 #BestofCharleston

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All of their toppings, including the famous Jack’s Sweet Potato Mustard, are made in-house and are must-tries!

Hungry Dog (Mitchell, South Dakota)

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Saw one too many Iowa State Fair posts and I had to seek out the most fried food in Mitchell. ? NOT DISAPPOINTED by this bacon-wrapped deep fried hotdog with ranch tots and a mango shake ???#sodak #friedfood #hungrydog

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The Egg Dog, Slaw Dog, or something more classic – you can’t miss this spot!

I Dream of Weenie (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Our old friend, Buffalo Blue Cheese Mac Weenie, gets a makeover with housemade blue cheese dressing. Come try one today! #idreamofweenie #charcoalgrilled #hotdogs #macandcheese #buffalo #bluecheesedressing #eastnashville #fivepoints

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This one wins best name, and the fact that the dogs are sold out of a bright yellow Volkswagen bus doesn’t hurt, either – you can even start your day with a French Toast Weenie or Eggs Benny Weenie. Imagine that!

Good Dog Houston (Houston, Texas)

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Curryous Frank with veggie hot dog! #hotdog #curryousfrank #veggiedog #tofudog #gooddoghouston #houstonfood #houstoneats #houstonfoodie #vegetariansofig #vegetariano #vegetariana #vegetarian #americancuisine #americanfood #americana #food #foodie #foodstagram #foodblogger #foodforthought #worldfood #duniyakazaika #tasteoftheworld #duniyakazaika_recommended #duniyakazaika_americancuisine #duniyakazaika_houston #duniyakazaika_texas #houston #texas #usa ??

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The Curryous Frank, topped with curry onion relish, chutney, sweet potato crisps, and sriracha ketchup is to die for – and the local brews aren’t bad, either.

J Dawgs (Provo, Utah)

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whose food is this? josh or Caitie?

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Their menu is simple but tried-and-true – quality and taste sits front and center.

Lake Monsters Baseball Games (Burlington, Vermont)

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What's better than Coke and hot dogs? Coke and hot dogs in Disneyland Paris. ? ~ #hotdog #hotdoggourmet #hotdoglovers #hotdogs #hotdogger #hotdog_cafe #hotdoglover #hotdogday #hotdogshop #hotdogdog #hotdoglife #hotdogstand #hotdogfest #hotdogchallenge #hotdogman #hotdogsofinstagram #hotdogcafe #hotdoglove #hotdogsforlife #disneyland #disney #instadisney #disneyworld #kawaii #vacation #disneygram #disneylandparis #disneymagic #disneyparks #disneyig

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Steamed and served with classic ketchup, mustard, and relish, there’s no better way to enjoy a ball game!

Skeeter’s World Famous Hot Dogs (Wytheville, Virginia)

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At long last…Wytheville landmark Skeeter’s World Famous Hotdogs has reopened! The dogs are just as delicious as ever. Stop by and say hi. #visitwytheville #theresonlyone

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Simply dressed, perhaps, but generations of Virginians haven’t complained!

The Red Hot (Tacoma, Washington)

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Lunch at #theredhottacoma I had the Murray Morgan Bridge Brat with stoneground mustard, cider braised sauerkraut and dill in a poppyseed bun. #delicious #sauerkraut #brat #poppyseeds #lunch #2019 #morefoodpictures #sausage #yesthisismybeautifullife

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The hot dog slathered with cream cheese is a Washington creation, but the Red Hot has a bunch of other stuff you’ll want to try, too!

Morrison’s Drive-In (Logan, West Virginia)

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Mostly just happy to have someone to eat hot dogs with. Love you @bruce_pancake, glad we’re doin’ this thing.

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Morrison’s has been a favorite since 1947, with their chicken and chili dogs being favorites you won’t want to pass up!

Martino’s (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

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Dinner at Martino’s #chicagodogs #martinosmilwaukee

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Martino’s has been serving the “best hot dogs in the state” since the 1970s.

Pitchfork Fondue Outdoor Western Cookout (Pinedale, Wyoming)

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BBQ lunch party? Pitchfork Fondue will whip up the goods exactly how you like it. Catering year round. #pitchforkfondue #thatswy #foreverwest #wyoming #westerncookout #cookingchannel

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This spot takes cooking a hot dog over a campfire to a whole new level, and you definitely won’t be disappointed.

There you have it! Enjoy your dogs, meat-eaters!