Summer is upon us! From dogs topped with seaweed in Vancouver, BC to a humble chili dog stand in Concord, NC, this round up of the top 25 hot dog spots in the U.S. and Canada has a little something for all palettes. In honor of July’s status as National Hot Dog Month, roll up your sleeves and hit the road for these 25 top-rated hot dog spots.
Methodology: This is an all-time list of the spots for hot dogs in the U.S. and Canada according to Yelp. We identified businesses in the hot dog category, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. We included only two businesses per state for geographic diversity. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of May 26, 2021.
Chili Man (Concord, NC) Yelpers’ Top Dog: go for the “Lifechanger” topped with grilled cheddar, chili, jalapeños and red onions
Sweet Dogs (Miami, FL) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Bring on the Miami Heat topped with guacamole and Frito chips
Cheese Dogs (Feasterville, PA) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Order The Jersey – a foot long dog with crispy bacon, American cheese, cole slaw and onions on a fresh roll.
O’Betty’s Red Hot (Athens, OH) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Yelpers can’t get enough of the veggie dog
Barrio Dogg (San Diego, CA) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Go for the El Xolito with chopped fresh jalapeno, cilantro, crunchy garlic, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa Verde and sriracha Aioli (and much more).
Grandma Loves You (Toronto, ON) Yelpers’ Top Dog: It’s all about the French Dog topped with Brie cheese and jam and tucked in a fresh croissant
Japadog (Vancouver, BC) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Order the popular seaweed-topped dog, the Kurobuta Terimayo
Chicago Paulies (Tampa, FL) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the classic Chicago dog
Big Island Top Dogs (Hilo, HI) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Any dog tucked into Punalu’u sweet bread bun is a must.