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Nov 30, 2008 07:37 AM

Where to get a great hot dog in Vancouver

Sometimes you just want a good junk food meal. There used to be the slim jims at a hot dog chain years ago. I think that's the last time I had a good wiener.

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  1. JapaDog is my favorite spot ...not sure, but I think it is closed for the season(?)

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      1. re: victoriafoodie

        If you're craving the full-on steamed experience, I occasionally jones for the so-called Montreal steamies at the Belgian fry place on Davie just west of Granville. They are petite and go well with a cone of frites...

        1. re: grayelf

          Falconetti's on Commercial Drive is another option...not hotdogs, but sausages in a bun sort of deals.

          1. re: grayelf

            I posted elsewhere about my visit to La Belle Patate for poutine but came away loving the steamies there at $2.50 a pop. Make sure you get the "coleslaw" which is more like a light uncooked sauerkraut to me.

        2. re: fmed

          Closed? Just our luck, we were planning on trying it during our stay next week. Can anyone else confirm?

          1. re: DezzerSF

            Their website doesn't indicate that they are closed ( )...but they used to close for winter. Maybe that has changed. If I'm downtown, I'll have a look.

              1. re: DezzerSF

                Apologies DezzerSF...I haven't been able check it out. I do notice a couple a very recent (Nov 27) reviews here: so I'm thinking that they are open through the winter now.

                1. re: DezzerSF

                  Just had lunch Japadog. Considering the rain and coldness, they are doing very well!

          2. Add me to the list of JapaDog devotees. There's something surreal about eating a kurobuta hot dog covered in Japanese mayo, nori and katsuobushi (dried bonito flakes...). Also, they taste great too!

            1. I love Japadog too. I will try to see if it is still open this week.

              I've never been, but I heard there was a gourmet hot dog stand somewhere in Gastown... has anyone heard of it?

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              1. re: twinkienic

                Hi twinkienic:

                I think the one you're talking about is called Fetch at Water and Abbott. I haven't tried them but apparently they serve dogs from JN&Z on Commercial. Here's a link to a review from last year

              2. The stand outside Future shop on Broadway is pretty good. I think there's also
                a place in the Granville Island market that has good hot dogs as well

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                1. re: jmil

                  theres one outside the iga @main and 14rth thats supposed to be quite good

                2. Fourth vote for Japadog - especillay their Oroshi dog. I agree that the European Fry House on davie does a nice dawg. And there's a place, I think it's on w. georgia, around seymour / granville, it's near the pacific centre, the stand is on the south side of the road, think he got a green umbrella , a white guy who dresses laid back, he does a good dog and has nice accompaniments (cranberry mustard on your turkey dawg sir?) suits you sir.