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Raleigh: Roast Grill

HeelsSoxHound Sep 28, 2006 05:32 PM

What a concept-- a little hole in the wall counter that does only hot dogs. beer, bottled sodas, baklava, and pound cake are the only other things available since 1940. kickass hot dog, in house made chili, no ketchup allowed (thank you! someone who understands that concept!). and, you can order the dog "burnt" or well done, if you want. two people for lunch, with drinks, 4 dogs all the way, and tip was less than $10. mmmhmmm.
i guess this could also be the beginning of another "dive" thread with respect to raleigh.

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    goodeatsinadive Sep 28, 2006 08:59 PM

    Roast Grill is great. Probably the best hot dog in Raleigh. And definitely, don't ask for the ketchup - you're liable to be thrown out head first. Worth a visit for visitors and locals alike. A dive in the truest sense...

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    1. re: goodeatsinadive
      JepJonson Sep 30, 2006 07:48 AM

      A friend told me the best hot dog in NC was at Cloo's Coney Island Hot Dog in Mission Valley shopping center, although any place that gives you "burnt" as an option and doesn't allow ketchup in the joint sounds hard to beat.

    2. OrganicGal Sep 29, 2006 01:55 PM

      Where is Roast Grill? I've heard of it a few times, and been given pretty vague directions (along the lines of "It's over by the round hotel? I think? You know, just outside of downtown?"). I've tried to find it a few times, but have been frustrated by directions that generally sound like a question when being given (you know, when the voice goes up at the end of what should be a statement...).

      Anyhow, could you help a gal out with an address? Thanks!

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        blewgo Sep 29, 2006 02:46 PM

        Here's their web page It should give you all the infoyou need.


        Well, all the info you need, except for the address. It's at 7 South West St. Clear yet? Well, try the corner of Hillsboro and West St in Raleigh, west of the round hotel.

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        1. re: blewgo
          orzobino Sep 29, 2006 04:02 PM

          not a dive
          pure roadfood!!!!

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          HeelsSoxHound Sep 29, 2006 08:59 PM

          it's at the corner of west and morgan st, or between morgan and h'boro.

          1. OrganicGal Oct 2, 2006 01:14 PM

            Thanks to everyone for the directions...I know where I'm getting lunch today!

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            1. re: OrganicGal
              orzobino Oct 2, 2006 06:37 PM

              good luck
              couldnt find it yesterday ate a hot dog at Snoopys not bad...

              1. re: orzobino
                blewgo Oct 2, 2006 07:00 PM

                The arrow points to the building it is in


            2. waitress Oct 3, 2006 01:14 PM

              The Roast Grill is across the street from FLEX, a gay leather bar.

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                countgrog Oct 3, 2006 05:37 PM

                Best Hot Dog in Raleigh hands down. Haven't been there in 10 years though.

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