Best Hot Dogs in the US

Happy National Hotdog Month! So, hotdogs have kind of been a big deal for a long time now. Did you know the first hotdog-eating contest was at Nathan’s Famous on Coney Island back on July 5, 1916? The event is still a crowd pleaser 98 years later. As a matter of fact, Joey Chestnut just scarfed down 61 hotdogs in 10 minutes to win his eighth consecutive hotdog-eating contest this past July 4. The occasion was even covered by ESPN. We’re not really sure when hotdog eating became classified as a sport, but nonetheless, it apparently is a big deal.

We at Mr. Appliance® also like to indulge in a tasty hotdog every now and then. But where do you go to find a really good hotdog? Here’s our list of the five best hotdogs in the US (listed in no special order).

Fat Johnnie’s Famous Red Hots: Mighty Dog

Chicago, IL
Mighty Dog – a hotdog and tamale on a bun with chili and cheese

Rutt’s Hut: The Ripper with Relish

Clifton, NJ
The Ripper with Relish – a deep-fried pork and beef link

Hot Doug’s: Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage

Chicago, IL
Foie Gras and Sauternes Duck Sausage – foie gras and sauternes duck sausage with truffle aioli

Schaller’s Drive-In: Meat Sauce, Mustard, Onions

Rochester, NY
Meat Sauce, Mustard, Onions – a hotdog made of pork, beef and veal topped with “hot sauce”, mustard and onions

Olneyville N.Y. System: NY System Dog

North Providence, RI
NY System Dog – 3 small franks topped with cumin meat sauce, yellow mustard, diced onions and celery salt

There you have it. Five hotdogs so different in flavor and style, you’re sure to find one to satisfy even the most finicky eater. Let us know if there’s a hotdog you feel should have made the list.

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