HOME > Chowhound > Austin >
Are you making a specialty food? Tell us about it
TELL US

Best Hot Dog In Austin

s
scrumptiouschef Nov 17, 2009 08:45 PM

It could be from a snack bar at a high school football field

It could be from a cart on a street corner

It could be from a bowling alley...a national guard armory...a guy in Montopolis selling them out of his side yard on the weekend...

I just need to know where the best hot dog in town is.

  1. f
    foodiegal71 Nov 17, 2009 09:00 PM

    So far, my money's on Frank. I've had just a plain ol' dog there that was outstanding. I've also had a duck and foie gras hot dog there as well which was amazing. But seriously, even just for a plain dog, to me it's the best in town.

    1. i
      ieathereforeiam Nov 18, 2009 12:43 AM

      the vienna beef dog from the deli case at CM cooked dirty water style.

      1. tom in austin Nov 18, 2009 05:59 AM

        In my backyard. Hebrew Nationals gently heated in Lone Star and finished on the grill. (Temperature control is important.) (I also use the Lone Star to heat up some brats which I also finish on the grill.)

        Maybe I'll do that on Saturday if the weather holds up.

        I haven't had a hot dog that blows my hair back anywhere in town. I know this sounds insane, but for the cheap-and-good optimal point, Costco used to be great (using Hebrew Nationals as well). Last time I tried this they were using some other dog and the bun was stale, so maybe this isn't good anymore.

        1 Reply
        1. re: tom in austin
          ret3 Nov 18, 2009 10:48 AM

          Yeah, I find their house brand dogs (the same ones the sell in the "cafe") to be too salty and lacking in flavor compared to Hebrew Nationals.

        2. b
          brattpowered Nov 18, 2009 06:06 AM

          Deep fried Vienna Beef with kraut, relish, onion and mustard (or Chicago style) at Chris' Little Chicago.

          2 Replies
          1. re: brattpowered
            TroyTempest Nov 18, 2009 08:06 AM

            Is that the one on way South Lamar?

            1. re: TroyTempest
              b
              brattpowered Nov 18, 2009 08:15 AM

              Yes it is.

          2. t
            texone Dec 3, 2009 07:51 PM

            The Chicago hot dog trailer in SOCO not sure of address if you like chi style.?
            Believe it or not the CULVERS on Kramer has good cheap dogs - grilled not boiled.
            Also FuddRuckers makes a good large dog and they have a fixens bar.

            Show Hidden Posts