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Feb 4, 2010 12:20 PM

Best Hot Dog in the ATL?

Any really good dog places I should try?

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  1. The ONLY thing that comes to mind is The Varsity. They make a pretty mean chili-cheese-slaw dog. But by mean, I mean greasy and calorie-laden. Best enjoyed with a FO (frosted orange).

    1. Skip's in Avondale Estates is good if you like Chicago Dogs. Varsity is another.

      1. Barkers Famous Red Hots if you like them cooked over charcoal

        1. Hot dogs at a restaurant can never be as good as the ones produced by Patak meats in Austell. You can find a few of their products at larger stores and farmer's market stores around town, as well.

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          1. re: Fuller

            Patak dogs are served at Cabbagetown Market - Little's Grill, but it's a true hole in the wall. They are cooked on a flat griddle:

            I think Barkers rival them, mostly because they are charcoal grilled. You stand and watch as they grill them. Their dogs come from a fifth generation family owned sausage maker in New York - in business since 1869 - per their web site. Grilling makes almost any meat better IMO.

            I should try Pataks dogs on the grill at home for comparison. I love Pataks canadian bacon or smoked pork loin as I call it - makes great sandwiches.

            1. re: JHLI

              Mike's hotdogs in Sandy Springs...the real deal.

              1. re: Longandrew

                Just ate my first Chicago dog at Mike''s the real deal! Yum!

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