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Barry v. Aug 11, 2004 12:52 PM

Last night we were at the Phillies game and we ate the worst hotdog ever. So, then we got to wondering where can one eat a great hotdog? I hear there's a place in Wayne that has great hotdogs and I did eat a wonderful hotdog on Rt. 202 near West Chester. The name escapes me. Is there a hotdog place in Phila?? Any recommendations?

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    Bride of the Juggler Aug 11, 2004 02:53 PM

    Check out Holly Eats, which has great reviews of local and regional hot dog stands. We've used Holly's reviews as guides for several road trips and they were invaluable. Thank you.

    Link: http://www.hollyeats.com/

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      debra Aug 11, 2004 03:22 PM

      BUT DO NOT GO TO YOCCO'S although you will find them highly endorsed. They were the worst, and gave me heartburn for days following. Save yourself the trip.

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        Ellen Aug 12, 2004 09:02 AM

        We call them Yuckos.

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          John Street Aug 13, 2004 02:57 PM

          Don't listen to these two. I think they on crack.

          Yocco's is deeeeee-licious.

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        Newgirlintown Aug 11, 2004 04:38 PM

        Wanna Laugh ??

        On the roof of the new Continental....
        Hot Dogs......$7
        yes seven bucks.

        After a shocking "what?" to the bartender, she said " but it comes with potato salad".

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          Harry Aug 11, 2004 06:12 PM

          Did that $7 Hot dog at The new Continental
          include any sexual favors??????

          HG

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            newgirlintown Aug 11, 2004 09:28 PM

            Perhaps in a culinary-fruedian-Clintonian sense....Ha!

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          Bashful3 Aug 11, 2004 04:55 PM

          There is a surprisingly good hotdog to be had at Best Value Kosher Market, on Bustleton AVe. a tad above Bells Corner. (But only for take home, in a cryovac pac)

          What's unusual about it is that it is a buffalo hot dog, even though it was cooked in beef broth. I would love to get the kind of charcoal grilled hot dog of my youth in Trenton at The Dog House, but have never found anything close. These buffalo dogs are not only tasty, low fat, but also low cholesterol and low calorie. Too bad they are still fairly salty, but very very good.

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            freeone8 Aug 11, 2004 06:51 PM

            Great hot dogs at Jimmy John's on rt 202 south near
            West Chester

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              Mosca Aug 11, 2004 09:32 PM

              Dilly's in New Hope is just awesome. You'll wish you had two stomachs so that you could have one of everything.

              Tom

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                Ed Aug 11, 2004 09:55 PM

                check out this site for local and not-so-local hot dog joints:

                http://www.hollyeats.com/HotDogPage.htm

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                  Kok Aug 12, 2004 10:18 AM

                  Your link but clickable.

                  Thanks,

                  K

                  Link: http://www.hollyeats.com/HotDogPage.htm

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                  Dennis Aug 12, 2004 09:00 AM

                  There used to be a place in Jenkintown right on the main drag called Curbside Cafe that was the size of a closet that had great chili dogs...don't know whether it's still there.

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                    Steve Sep 2, 2004 04:05 AM

                    There used to be a place in Jenkintown right on the main drag called Curbside Cafe that was the size of a closet that had great chili dogs...don't know whether it's still there.

                    took away paradise, put up a parking lot--for real.

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                      Steve Sep 2, 2004 04:13 AM

                      There used to be a place in Jenkintown right on the main drag called Curbside Cafe that was the size of a closet that had great chili dogs...don't know whether it's still there.

                      took away paradise, put up a parking lot--for real.

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                        Steve Sep 2, 2004 04:16 AM

                        There used to be a place in Jenkintown right on the main drag called Curbside Cafe that was the size of a closet that had great chili dogs...don't know whether it's still there.

                        took away paradise, put up a parking lot--for real.

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                        John Fox Aug 13, 2004 06:50 PM

                        Don't know much about Pa., but Jersey is the best state for hot dogs. I've posted extensively about them. Since you're looking for something in or around Philly, let me suggest that you look around the deli section of any good supermarket. Chances are you will come across Thumann's in a blue and white package. Take them home and grill (not boil) them. Preferably on a griddle. Best beef and pork dog in the country.

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