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May 16, 2008 11:15 AM

hot dog san diego

Where can I find a good hot dog in San Diego?

I saw a show on the food network about hot dogs and now I can't stop thinking about them. Especially with homemade chili....

Is that hot dog chain any good? Weinersnitzel? I've never been.

Thanks CHOW!

- SG

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  1. The BEST Chicago style hot dog in town belongs to Windy City Beef in La Mesa. Family run joint in the Vons shopping center at Navajo and Fletcher Parkway. Dogs the way I grew up with, and an Italian Beef sandwich to die for. The owner roasts his own beef, and will sit and carve it all day in front of you. AMAZING food if you're craving a little bit of Chicago.

    1. You didn't say what style you like but the best Chicago hot dog is Chicago on A Bun near UTC. Perfect hotdogs--Vienna, Rosen Buns, real "sport peppers" etc. Good fries, and interesting homemade potato chips.

      I guess they now have one in RB and are coming to The Cajon.

      I just reviewed you request. Chili has no place on a hot dog or hamburger. Unless either is no good and needs to be covered up.

      No Weinerschnitzel, besides having a dumb name, is not good.

      1. I saw a No Reservations episode that featured Japadogs. They visited Canada and had them. Since we're talking about hot dogs. Does anyone know about these Japadogs?

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        1. re: epicureous eggplant

          saw that episode as well and boy, did those sound great!

        2. Best Chili Dogs- Woody's in Clairmont Square (Clairmont Blvd at Clairmont Mesa Blvd). It's a walk up to the laundromat...can see the Krispy Kreme just across the driveway that goes into the parking lot (99ยข Only Store is on the other side of the Krispy Kreme).

          At Weinerschnitzel, I only get the All Beef dog (with chili/mustard/onions)...

          I don't like the flavor or consistency of Tommy's chili.

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          1. re: Cathy

            For those <i>do</i> like Tommy's, the one on Clairmont Mesa is clean and not too crowded.

            Tommy's Original World Famous
            7415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

          2. The Linkery just had (or still does?) had a chili dog that was damned good. They rotate their sausages and menu so that might be out, but all of their sausages are fantastic.