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Oct 16, 2009 02:26 PM

Best Hot Dogs In Montgomery County PA?

I know Philly isn't known for Hot Dogs but can anyone please tell me where I can get a decent Dog. BTW please don't insult my taste buds with a Wawa or Seven Eleven recommendation. Thanks in Advance!

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  1. Johnnie's Dog House in Wayne, right off Rt. 30, just before the intersection of Rt. 30 and N. Wayne Ave. I think Louella Ct is the name of the little side street it's on. They are the BEST!

    There's a place in Limerick on Ridge that's OK too, but Johnny's is 3 notches above.

    1. If you like hot dogs, check out Holly Moore's site:

      He's got the Philly area 'dog scene covered pretty well (scroll down to the hot dog section).

      1. Here are two places that aren't on Holly's site but are worth trying in Montgomery County. Let us know how you like them or if you find any other places.

        Speck's Drive-In in Collegeville is a fried chicken place but their texas wieners are pretty good. They aren't on the menu but order a dog with mustard, onions & chili. The sauce is thick like you get in Scranton.

        On High Street in Pottstown is a place called Very Best. Their sauce is the same style as John's Doggie shop on 322 and Harry's Hotdogs in Exton/Sadburysville.

        1. Hands down, Yo Dogs in Wyndmoor. They have a great menu with interesting toppings. My kids love them. Go check it out, we've never been disappointed.

          2 Replies
          1. re: josiekat

            I tried Yo Dogs. The hot dogs had a nice snap to them but the rolls were cold, stale and falling apart.

            1. re: TeamPhilly

              Agree, they need to do something about those rolls!

          2. Philly Hot Dog Cafe just opened in Limerick. I haven't been there but I heard it's pretty good.

            Philly Hot Dog Cafe
            204 W Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468

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            1. re: Fitzy31

              The hot dog place in Limerick is OK, but nowhere near as good as Johnnie's Dog House. The Limerick place boils them, while Johnnie's grills them.

              Johnnie's Dog House
              11 Louella Ct, Wayne, PA 19087

              1. re: 94Bravo

                I tried the Philly Hot Dog Cafe for lunch today. The rolls are very good, the pickles on the Vienna were great (like the ones you get on Easton Style dogs). The chili sauce was very basic (probably straight of a can with chili powder added). I agree with the observation that the dogs would be better if grilled. They have a nice griddle and the casing on their dogs would be crispy instead of soggy.

                Its a nice place but if I am in that area, I will head to Speck's instead.

                Philly Hot Dog Cafe
                204 W Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468