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Feb 6, 2007 07:07 PM

Best Hot Dogs/Burgers/Chili in Vegas?

My wife and I are into American food in a big way. BBQ, Cajun, Soul/Southern. That also includes natural casing hot dogs - snappy Polish sausage - cheeseburgers and chili.

We are leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas and are searching for the best hot dogs - burgers and chili available in Vegas.

In LA, we have always loved the Weiner Factory in Sherman Oaks for their amazing Polish and hot dogs - Carney's too. This is a place for LA dogs

For chili there's a great place in Hollywood called Huston's and of course, for burgers there's always In-N-Out.

Recommendations for any of the above would be greatly appreciated - LA will be missed but there must be some great places in Vegas beyond the casinos, chains and suburbs.

Any clues?

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  1. Haven't tried it but 'SLOTS OF FUN' next to Circus Circus offers a half pound hot dog for 99 cents

    this article may be helpful:

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    1. re: ciaogal

      I find myself near St. Rose Hospital sometimes and there is a branch of Tommy's next door. I always have to have a burger there, it comes with chili tomatoe onions pickles and mustard on it. It is disgusting, but I love it once in a while, and I am a Paleo guy on top of it!

    2. Thank you - that article is very helpful.

      1. i keep driving by chicago dogs ( the one on trop..also not too far from the strip) with plans to try but then again i've always felt there's too much "stuff" on a chicago dog...but i figure i should go there to see if they have other sausages- especially brats. Big dogs ( one on sahara ...i think that will be the closest to the strip ) has brats...decent...i can't remember if they have dogs ...
        i might be wrong but mr. hot dog is now called sammy's - i tried a sabrett's dog there after i read on the la board about people raving about the good 'ol days in jersey eating sabrett's dogs. personally, the dog didn't do much for me and it wasn't cheap !!
        of course, you got pinks at the aladdin...i'm sure you've been to the original. i had a decent dog at jersey mike's...but it was not on a hot dog roll...that bothered me. and gotta give slots o' fun a try ...just for the comedy of eating a huge dog...and don't be shy...pile on the hormel chili, bag cheese and onions !!! and i admit..i like the costco dog !!!

        i will post pics when i give chicago dog a try...possibly this weekend !!!

        btw...i had to laugh at your comment..."beyond the chains, casinos and suburbs.." hmmmm not sure there is anything left !!!!

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        1. re: kjs

          Thank you for all of the info. Much oblidged and I look forward to any photos you can post.

          As for "beyond the chains, casinos and burbs" comment, I hear what you're saying and that about describes all of Vegas. In LA, you can always find a hidden gem in little strip malls in the older parts of town or odd out of the way places and that's what I'm referring to.

          I think Vegas will be fine. Dogs, burgers and chili are all carnival food anyway and Vegas seems like one big circus.

          Just searching for the snappiest, garlic-infested juicy dogs and Polish that would make the Weiner Factory in Sherman Oaks sit up and take notice.

        2. in la as in vegas, that's my find the hidden gems and that's why i really try to avoid the chain restaurants and frequent the local, and preferrably, family run, restaurants - places that take great pride in their business/product - take a look at the attached and sadly, you'll see that the masses tend to lean towards the "chains"...not always, but still, it's kinda sad ...i own a business on the northeast side of town and local food establishments and other specialty shops are few and far between in that area...but there are some gems...and yes, i will post some pics for fact, i will be driving by slot-o-fun on sunday and you've inspired me to purchase one of their artery's been awhile and i doubt i can take more than a few bites...but what the heck !!!

          good luck in your quest !

            1. re: kjs

              You might want to research your links before posting them. Citysearch put Carl's Jr. in their top 10 burgers, and the Review-Journal has Costco for best hot dog. I will admit that Costco does have a darn good dog, but still...

              1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                you are missing the point - that's why i post the links !!!!!