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The top 25 hot dog spots in the U.S. and Canada



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.

Frito pie dog at Chili Man (Photo by Yelper Tonya P.)

Chili Man (Concord, NC) Yelpers’ Top Dog: go for the “Lifechanger” topped with grilled cheddar, chili, jalapeños and red onions

Harley’s: A Hot Dog Revolution (Littleton, CO) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the chili pie dog

T-Loc’s Sonora Hot Dogs (Austin, TX) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Sonoran hot dog “con todo” (because you can’t go wrong with everything)

International House of Hot Dogs (Anchorage, AK) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Go for the McKinley dog topped with reindeer sausage, onions, chipotle sauce on toasted bun

Porky’s Kauai (Waimea, HI) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Hot dog topped with Hawaiian pulled pork 

Sweet relish and beer mustard topped dog from Happy Dog Hot Dogs (Photo by Yelper Daniel A.)

Simon’s Hot Dogs (Scottsdale, AZ) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Go for the Hola Amigo and bring on a guac topped dog!

D & B’s Hot Dogs and Ice Cream (Knoxville, TN) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Saddle up for the covered wagon dog topped with scallions, cheese, sour cream, bacon, chili and fried potatoes

Yoyo’s Hot Dog (Houston, TX) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the honey mayo

Happy Dog Hot Dogs (Santa Cruz, CA) Yelpers’ Top Dog: It’s all about the jumbo all beef hot dog at Happy Dog Hot Dogs

Wild Dogs (Benson, AZ) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Go for the Sonoran or Chicago dog

Chili dog with jalapenos at Sweet Dogs (Photo by Yelper Mo H.)

Holydog (Middletown, NY) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Go for the Girlfriend Treatment with chorizo and topped with cilantro

Fenway Grille (North Myrtle Beach, SC) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the Carolina Dog (mustard, coleslaw, chili, onion)

Lucky Louie’s Beer & Wieners (Erie, PA) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Order the classic Chicago Dog and thank us later

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. 

Barrio Dog (Photo by Yelper Patricia A.)

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

Polish sausage at Big Island Top Dogs (Photo by Yelper Drew F.)

Big Island Top Dogs (Hilo, HI) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Any dog tucked into Punalu’u sweet bread bun is a must.

Dirt Dog – Las Vegas Strip (Las Vegas, NV) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Order the elote dog – need we say more?

Garcia’s Hot Dog (Indianapolis, IN) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the BLT dog at this near Eastside food cart

Chez Tousignant (Montréal, QC) Yelpers’ Top Dog: Order the Tousignant hot dog loaded with bacon, cheese and cornichons

Slope & Hatch (Glenwood Springs, CO) Yelpers’ Top Dog: You can’t go wrong with the Carolina dog topped with creamy coleslaw