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Anyone have any good suggestions for a good Hot Dog?

 
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  1. Hot Diggity Dog in Windsor Terrace makes a good hotdog. There's a place on 5th Ave in Park Slope, I can't think of the name, that offers a healthier hotdog that's pretty good as well. Nathan's in Coney Island is still the champ.

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    1. re: Claire

      Nathan's is the best, but $3.75/dog last time I was out there. The tourists can be a bit much, but Calire is on point-the dog itself is great

      1. re: JSHAFT78

        3.75 for a Nathan's in Coney Island? Hate to say, I'd pay 10.00! They're just that good.

        1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

          The surroundings may be more 'authentic' looking, but the Nathan's in CI is no better or worse than the Nathan's in Bay Ridge. That makes it pretty bad.

          1. re: Tay

            Nathans in Coney is appalling. God, it's bad. It also takes about 19 days to get your order. I only get hot dogs in the city though...

            1. re: JFores

              Isn't that the whole vibe about going to Nathan's though?
              There's a restaurant chain where I live in L.A. called Jerrys Deli and trust me, whatever time you wait for service at Nathan's could never live up to this... Are there any Chicago Style Hot Dog eateries in NYC?

              1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                You can get Chicago like toppings at Papaya King but it's still essentially a NY dog (and my favorite NY dog too.)

                1. re: JFores

                  How much are Papaya's Hot Dogs now? The time I had one, they were 50 cents each.

                2. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                  The whole Nathan's vibe used to be worth the wait. Now it's just one more cookie cutter franchise, and not a good one at that. Their "food" is nothing like the original Nathan's I knew as a kid.
                  If your Jerry's Deli's didn't deliver the goods, I wouldn't frequent them either. For the price of a poorly cooked hot dog and limp, lukewarm fries and a diluted soft drink, you can have a fresh feast in Brooklyn's Chinatown.

                  1. re: Tay

                    Wasn't aware of a Chinatown in Brooklyn. Do tell........

                    1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                      Brooklyn's Chinatown is in Sunset Park. But Chinese food, even good Chinese food, isn't the same thing if you're in the mood for a hot dog.

                      1. re: Kitchop

                        kitchop.
                        I totally agree. A craving is not to be denied. :-} I just wanted to point out that for the price of a no longer good hot dog, uninspired fries and a cup of ice laced with soda, a fresh and filling meal could be had in Sunset Park's Chinatown

                      2. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                        yr sheepshead bay man and dont know the 2 chinatowns in brooklyn? one is near borough park...the other is right in yr area...avenue u and 14th street or so.

                        1. re: sam1

                          Sam1
                          I lived in bay until I was 9 years old (been back maybe two times since). I am big on food (my belly will back me up on that one).

                          And the things I remember about living there was Big Daddy's and Seniors.

                          1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                            wasnt an insult...just saying...i grew up in manhattan beach and only recently appreciated the asian places in the area.

                            1. re: sam1

                              Wasn't taken as an insult, I appreciate being pointed out the reference to a new area of delicacy to explore.

                              1. re: sam1

                                What street in Manhattan Beach?

                                1. re: JFores

                                  for me Exeter St.

                          2. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                            Major Chinatown in Sunset, smaller Chinatown growing around Ave U in what seems to be your home nabe. Northern bit. Southern bit is an extension of the USSR.

                3. re: JSHAFT78

                  When you ask for relish on a dog at Nathan's, they give you a packet of sickly sweet nastiness and expect you to squeeze it out on your dog. And the place is filthy. Seems like a sucker's bargain.

                4. re: Claire

                  Nathan's Coney Island is easily the best dog in Brooklyn. But only the Coney Island original, which uses a natural casing dog. It seems that the franchises use a skinless dog that just isn't as good. Oh, and even though it's much more crowded it's better in the summer when they put a lot of dogs on the grill and you can get some well-done ones. Pretty much everywhere else in Brooklyn that serves hot dogs does so as an afterthought.

                  In Manhattan, Papya King's dogs are now over 2 bucks (as are Katz's), but Gray's Papaya still charges under a buck. All of these places use some form of a Sabrett's natural casing dog.

                  1. re: Woodside Al

                    Sheepshead Bay Man -- Brennan and Car has a decent dawg. Not sure about RollnRoaster but my 1st choice is of course Nathan's, IDC what other hounds say and never will! Enjoy your dog when u find it, from Former Sheepshead Bay Girl.

                    1. re: Woodside Al

                      Woodside Al,
                      Have you had a dog at Nathan's as of late? Either they have gone over to the "Dark Side" in terms of where they obtain their product since your last visit or nostalgia has conspired to bewitch your taste buds. There is virtually no difference in taste betwen the Bay Ridge and Coney Island locations.
                      The exterior of the CI location is the only thing that still 'tastes' authentic

                      1. re: Woodside Al

                        Katz's and Gray's order the same dogs. Katz's, however, charges oodles more for them and doesn't grill them for long enough.

                        Also, dogs at the Nathans in Coney are pretty awful. They're like grease fountains and they're expensive.

                    2. Try one of the few remaining kosher delis; Jay & Lloyds, Mill Basin or Adelman’s on Kings Highway. There’s a guy who has a hot dog moniker that I’ve read on the mid-Atlantic & tri-state boards. This person talks a lot about NJ dogs, some in Manhattan and seems to know his/her stuff (this is coming from a hot dog neophyte mind you). You might want to check some of the other hot dog posts, and if you find this hot dog maven see if he/she has any suggestions in the 5 boroughs.

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                      1. re: MShapiro

                        Not to go off the topic I started of Brooklyn Hot Dogs, but Jersey does still have Rutts Hutt and Dickie Dee's...

                        1. re: MShapiro

                          Adelman's on Kings Highway has good dogs. The last three months of my freshman yr of HS was spent eating their hot dog lunch special after school. Ah, Russian girls... who live on Ocean and Kings...

                        2. Is Nathan's part of the redevelopment of CI by Thor Equities?

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                          1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man

                            It's not getting knocked down, but that's about it. Everything else is. Practically the entire nabe. BTW, there's another Chinatown on half of 18th Av and below in Bensonhurst which is still quite young. It stretches in patches in an arch down and around to the lower reaches of 86th near Ave U. It's funny that I forgot that meanwhile I lived there for most of my life...

                            1. re: JFores

                              That's funny. Is there good restaurants in any of those Chinatowns?