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Philly - dogs, I mean hot dogs

rockpile Aug 26, 2008 05:12 PM

I just moved back to Philadelphia after three years away and saw a show on "the best hot dogs in America". This started me yearning for some good dogs. Where are they in Philly? I do not liked boiled hot dogs, but grilled (preferably over charcoal), all-beef with either saurkraut or a nice homemade meat sauce. While in Westfield, NJ today, I went to The Windmill which did have very good grilled dogs, but I'm looking for someplace closer to Philadelphia (I live in Center City). Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Philly Ray RE: rockpile Aug 26, 2008 05:40 PM

    APJ Texas Weiners on 13th just north of Market St. is pretty good.

    For other options take a look at HollyEats for all things Philly...


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      mikerichi RE: Philly Ray May 29, 2009 02:18 PM

      I second the vote for APJ Texas Weiners!

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      Bigley9 RE: rockpile Aug 27, 2008 10:24 AM

      If you can cook them yourself, go to the Reading Terminal Market and get the all natural dogs from Haltemann's (near Iovines in the back corner, behind the flower place and Giunta's). They are excellent. Rick Nichols talked about them several/many years ago in an Inquirer article and I have been buying them ever since. They are great and they snap!

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        hotdoglover RE: Bigley9 Aug 31, 2008 03:50 AM


        Are these dogs all beef or beef/pork?

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        josiekat RE: rockpile May 28, 2009 06:12 PM

        Check out Yo Dogs on Willow Grove Ave, in Wyndmoor. You won't be disappointed.

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          kiwijen RE: josiekat May 31, 2009 05:42 PM

          That's what I was going to say! The dogs we had were boiled, but you could ask for them to be grilled and I'm sure they'd be happy to do it.

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          BeerFreak RE: rockpile May 28, 2009 10:09 PM

          Paesano'son Girard Ave...not a Hot dog place....but it has what you're looking for....it will blow your mind

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            hollyd RE: BeerFreak May 30, 2009 04:18 PM

            I will second the Paesano's vote. A-maaaazing.

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            lawgirl3278 RE: rockpile May 29, 2009 05:20 AM

            Texas Weiners at 15th & Snyder. They do a nice "Greek" sauce. Their fish cakes are good too.

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              artgary RE: lawgirl3278 May 30, 2009 08:37 PM

              Try the truck at 23rd & Passyunk.

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              mlpkroffal RE: rockpile May 31, 2009 10:49 AM

              TEXAS WEINERS!

              1. PeterJustason RE: rockpile May 31, 2009 01:22 PM

                Any suggestions for Bucks Co Hot Dogs would be appreciated as well.

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                  cwdonald RE: PeterJustason May 31, 2009 01:28 PM

                  Lennys in Feasterville.. Home of pepper slaw. And the DillyDog and DIlly's Corner in New Hope is good too.

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                    PeterJustason RE: cwdonald Jun 7, 2009 06:17 AM

                    Tried Lennys - not so good for me but loved the DillyDog

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                  floozie RE: rockpile Jun 1, 2009 02:39 PM

                  for cooking at home, nobody beat kunzlers's jumbo (they only make one size) all beef franks. soooooo delicious!

                  has anyone tried the kayem brand brand -- in natural casings -- from costco?

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                    comeback kid RE: rockpile Jun 2, 2009 07:07 AM

                    Moe's Hot Dog House at Washington Ave and Grey's Ferry


                    The place is legit and the hotdog options are enormous.

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