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Oct 13, 2009 12:41 PM

Hippy the Dog: Delish

I work in the Natick area and had seen an interesting hot dog truck camped out in front of the Hampton Inn on Speen Street. Did a Google search and came up with their site... Went on Friday for lunch with a few co-workers and will be going back- for sure.

Ordered a number 7 with spicy fries and a lime rickey--for $6!!!. And could have happily had any other dog on their menu. Also serve burgers and chicken sandwiches...Great service (by owners) and a good alternative to our cafeteria.

I promised I'd spread the word to my fellow 'Hounds...Enjoy.

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  1. Nothing like a hot dog served out of the back of a truck!

    Here's a corrected link:

    BTW, the menu lists the dog as being $5.75, the spicy fries as being $2.50 and the lime rickey as being $2.75-$3.75, so how'd you do all three for $6? (In fact, they charge $0.25 each even for ketchup and mustard! This place ain't cheap, folks!)

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    1. re: Blumie

      New they were doing a lunch combo special. Considering lunch at the Natick Collection or some place nearby can easily top off at $'s worth it while there's still no snow on the ground.

      1. re: mbasnack

        It strikes me as a good deal for $6 (not so much at full price -- $11), but it does seem offputting if, as their menu indicates, they charge $0.25 if you want mustard on your hot dog. ($0.25 for ketchup, too, but who would put ketchup on a hot dog!!!)

        1. re: Blumie

          I agree that it sounds like a rip off unless the dog is gigantic (and personally I'd rather have a normal sized $2.50-3 dog with free freaking mustard and relish). And you can't compare it to having lunch at the Natick Collection.

    2. Any idea on the days/hours? I didn't see this info on the site. Or does it move around all the time?

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      1. re: Gordough

        11-3pm at this Hampton Inn location. I emailed Steve and he responded right away when we were trying to figure out what time/day to have lunch there.

      2. $5.75 is way overpriced. And to charge extra for mustard is wrong. They don't give the brand or if it's a natural casing dog or not. A place in my area served jumbo quarter pound dogs for close to 4 bucks. Good dogs , but they went out of business in large part because they were considered too expensive. But at least they didn't charge extra for basic condiments like mustard, relish, onions, or sauerkraut. Will be interesting to see if this place survives.

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        1. re: hotdoglover

          It also sounds, if mbasnack's experience is indicative, like the prices on the website might not reflect what they're actually charging. We should get some more data on this one. Never want to write off a hot dog place too quickly!

        2. Exactly where us the truck located? I drove all around there Friday at 11:30 and couldn't find it.

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          1. re: edgewater

            When we went it was parked in front of Hampton Inn in the parking lot. You should email them and see where they are located just in case they've moved to a new spot...

            1. re: mbasnack

              Thanks mbasnack. I emailed tham and John responded this afternoon. Apparently they had some mechanical problems with the truck so there missed a few days. They
              are still in front of the parking lot at the Hampton Inn Monday through Friday from 11:00-3:00. I will definitely try them tomorrow or Thursday.

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