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Nov 6, 2007 06:11 AM

Miami Beach Hot Dogs

Are there any good places to get a hot dog in Miami Beach like the old Big Daddy's on Lincoln Road? Also is there any updates on the Rascal House closing in the near future?

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  1. I only know of Dogma Grill in South Beach on Washington Ave and also La Perrada de Edgar in the northern part of Miami Beach (around 69th - 70th street on Collins). They're good hot dogs (not sure if it's as good as Big Daddy's back then) and there's a good variety to choose from.

    But at La Perrada, stick with the dogs - their other offerings were a bit weak. I had their Especial which was interesting and I actually liked it - but I'm sure it would scare some other people away! It's a Colombian hot dog chain but the Especial, which is just one type of hot dog, is from another world (of flavor, creativity, or whatever else - hint: one ingredient is whipped cream -> how weird is that?)

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    1. re: mialebven

      I wish Dogma offered a steamed dog.

      1. re: herbage

        Does anyone know what happened to this place?
        I really enjoyed the food there. Especially the Chinese Roast Pork Sandwich.

        1. re: Sheepshead Bay Man


          "Big Daddy" Napp died in 1990. He ran in a MB election in the late 70's and lost. There is a brief listing on wikipedia here:

          And a small site here:


          1. re: advisor_Girl

            Thanks Advisor Girl

            Any place special you recommend in MB?

            1. re: advisor_Girl

              wow that's wierd, I have been down here since 85 and do not remember Big Daddys...I guess I was off the dogs in those days.

              I would imagine, Arbetters out on Bird Rd is the closest you'll probably come to Big Daddys. They're originally from Boston and have been serving up the Franks with "Meatsauce" for +/- 50 years down here.

              1. re: netmover

                Big Daddy's was from Brooklyn, big difference from Boston, but meatsauce does sound interesting.

        2. re: mialebven

          Another one bites the dust.

          Dogma Miami Beach has closed.

          1. re: MiamiDon

            There was also the recently closed, short lived Chicago Hot Dog Factory/Popcorn Paradise around a block north of Dogma on Washington. Vienna beef in natural casings, Polish sausages, gyros, soft serve ice cream and gourmet popcorn. All very good, but, no french fries!

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            1. My parents are transplanted New Yorkers and we would love to go for hot dogs. We also loved Wolfies which was owned by the man who owned the rascal house as well. It is a shame the rascal house is closing, because there dont seem to be any real old time new york restaurants left in Miami

              1. How about good hot dog places in other parts of SE Florida? I'll go far for a good dog.