Hot Dog Joints
I'm looking for the best hot dog joints within 1 hour driving distance from SF. Any recommendations?
You should check out Rosamunde Sausage Grill. Many fine sausage types. For the most Hot Dog like, I get a Knockwurst (well done) with chili and raw onions.
The Let's Be Frank Hot Dog carts (at the Warming Hut at Crissy field among other places) are also good.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
545 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Depending on the route you take and your driving style, this may be just a little farther than you want to drive, but if you're a hot dog fan, try to make the pilgrimage to little Monte Rio, in Sonoma County next to the Russian River (Monte Rio, Vacation Wonderland) and try Don's Dogs, in the back of the Rio Theater. Nothing fancy, nothing expensive, everything delicious. And in nice weather, you can sit on the patio with your real live dog(s). They do serve all the same stuff inside the theater during movies, great bargain for really good movie food.