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Sonic....how are the dogs?

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Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 08:45 AM

I was picking up the dry cleaning yesterday and saw a "Sonic Coming Soon" sign across the street. I live in Richmond, VA where a good hot dog is an endangered species. How are the dogs at Sonic? Any other recommendations? Things to avoid?

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    vttp926 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 02:14 PM

    never had a hot dog from sonic. but love their limeades and slushies. their cookie dough blast is good too....

    1. Honey Bee RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 02:23 PM

      Sonic, which I ate a lot while growing up, is best at offering a good drink selection. You can add flavored syrup to any drink to create your own custom thirst quencher. As an adult, drinks are the only thing I still get at Sonic and some people will tell you they are too sweet. For me, nostalgia + sugary syrup + crushed ice = smile on my face.
      As a kid, my mom used to take me to Sonic for chili dogs and tater tots. I loved them, but looking back they probably weren't that good. The hotdogs are nothing special...not all natural, not all-beef, not well-seasoned, no crisp skin...just a standard weiner. I should try one again sometime just for a comparison with my memory.

      Their burgers are decent for fast food. Thin patty cooked on a griddle. They remind me of a Dairy Queen burger.

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        Cathy RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 03:31 PM

        BLT

        maybe with an egg for breakfast

        I get a dog with chili, mustard and onions. Tots.

        Too many beverage choices to mention. Depends on mood. If it was today:Coconut shake.

        1. ArikaDawn RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 04:02 PM

          From what I recall, the dogs are nothing special, not bad, just standard. However, they have excellent lemon-berry real fruit slushes and onion rings. I lived on those things in high school.

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            alliebear RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 04:22 PM

            I used to get the chili cheese dog and while it's decent, I always felt like the bun overwhelmed everything. It's a long, thin weiner, so it can get a little lost, but it's OK if you have a craving.

            I always ended up choosing Sonic only when other options were closed. It was never my first choice, but I also never tried the drinks they have, which is what they're more known for, I guess.

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              Kari RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 1, 2007 04:57 PM

              I don't mind Sonic once and awhile. I like the dogs with chili cheese and onion. With a large order of tots or onion rings and a limeaid. I like the cranberry limeaide myself.

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                Vladimir Estragon RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 2, 2007 12:50 AM

                Hot dogs always come with chili and cheese at Sonic for a reason. The dog itself is pretty tasteless.

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                  Kari RE: Vladimir Estragon Aug 2, 2007 07:45 AM

                  You can get just a hot dog and ask for mustard (comes in a little package) or onions or however you like it. They also have a corn dog as well.

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                    revsharkie RE: Kari Aug 2, 2007 02:52 PM

                    The corn dogs are pretty good, and fairly cheap. We used to get cheese coneys there. I don't remember ever just eating a dog. My favorite has always been the hickory burger, which isn't available in every location. I also like their grilled chicken wraps and breakfast burritos. And of course you have to get a limeade (I like strawberry limeades)--although last summer we got limeades from three or four different Sonic locations and found some of them weren't making real limeades but were just doing Sprite with flavorings.

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                  spellweaver16 RE: Janet from Richmond Aug 4, 2007 05:08 PM

                  The onion rings are pretty darn good. I like the Ocean Water drink...which is Sprite with their blue coconut syrup, but I like it. I also like their bacon cheeseburgers...messy and good, especially before or after a night of drinking, but I wouldn't know that from experience...no, not at all... *coughcough*

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