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Apr 24, 2010 10:09 AM

Hot dogs in North Raleigh?

We think Roast Grill hot dogs are the best. Period. :-)

But sometimes we want a couple of hot dogs closer to home, in North Raleigh. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Roast Grill
7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

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  1. Yeah, it's pretty slim for good hot dogs in the area. The right place in North Raleigh
    could be a goldmine.

    FIVE GUYS makes a good dog.

    1. There is a Snoopy's in the plaza at Spring Forest and Atlantic.

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      1. re: meatn3

        When we lived there we liked the dogs at Kloos Coney Island. It was in Mission Valley close to the university. This was several years back though.

        1. re: Sensuous

          Cloo's is excellent in West Raleigh.

          Snoopy's is awful. Cheap, limp, pale hot dog. I know people who grew up on them like them, but they're nothing special. Served with a yellow mustard packet on the side? Get a better dog (Sabrett's) in Lowe's parking lot.

          1. re: Fu Dee

            OP requested North Raleigh...Only hot dog places in N.R. I know of are Snoopy's and I have seen one in the shopping center kind of N. of Triangle Town Center, but have not tried them.

            1. re: meatn3

              I tried the dog in that place north of Triangle Town Center. It was nothing special. I don't know of a good dog in N. Raleigh.

            2. re: Fu Dee

              Which Lowe's, please? Home Improvement or Foods? :-) Thanks!

              1. re: JoanInNC

                Lowe's Home Improvement at Millbrook and Capital.
                Guy has an excellent cart with kraut and spicy mustard.

                1. re: Fu Dee

                  I've seen dog carts at a lot of the Lowe's around town. They all seem to be pretty similar - Sabrett's or Nathan's dogs with a variety of toppings.

                  1. re: Suzy Q

                    Suzy Q! Where you been, girl? ::-) I haven't "seen you" in a while. We used to get hot dogs like that at Home Depot. They aren't Roast Grill, but they're pretty good. They might become our Saturday dogs.

                    Roast Grill
                    7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

        2. There is suppose to be a good one in downtown Wake Forest if that isn't too much of a drive... I think it was called Shorty's(?) Can anyone comment on that?

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          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

            Shorty's in WF has a loyal following but from my part of N Raleigh it's a good 20 -30 minute drive. That's not really different from going downtown to the Roast Grill. Also, depending on what you consider a good hot dog, you may be disappointed in Shorty's. I was more than disappointed. The one time I ate there I literally felt ill afterwards and have no desire to return. I consider a good hot dog to be along the lines of Hebrew National, Boar's Head, or Sabretts. Shorty's isn't even in the same universe.

            1. re: rockycat

              Thanks for the responses. I think we'll just stick with Roast Grill. Besides, I'm sure George would miss us if we showed up less often. ;-)

              Roast Grill
              7 S West St, Raleigh, NC 27603

          2. I like the dogs at Char Grill...prefer mine with chili, slaw and dill pickles.

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            1. re: ciaob

              My husband likes those. I could be the only person in Raleigh who doesn't like much of anything at Char Grill. :-|

              Char Grill
              618 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27603