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Jul 13, 2010 04:20 AM

Hot Dogs: the Definitive List.

I think we need to make a good list of the great Hot Dog places
across the State.
It seems, we are sorely lacking a real top notch place in the Boston Area.

if you add something, try to note where & what is good about the spot you are listing.

White Hut, 280 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Grilled Onions, Tasty Cheesburgers too

Casey's, 36 South Avenue Natick, Great Steamed Dogs

Nick's Nest, 1597 Northampton Street, Holyoke, Chili and Steamed Dogs

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    1. re: viperlush

      When did Speed's move to Haymarket? I thought that area was dubbed New Market. However, they are the best!!!

      1. re: CocoDan

        newmarket square isn't haymarket square

        1. re: CocoDan

          I know, that's why I made the correction. Your computer was just faster than mine :)

      2. Popo's, in Swampscott, across the street from Red Rock (and the ocean). Great grilled dogs and delicious rolls.

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        1. re: mhead

          I'll second Popo's, it's my go-to dog place

        2. I see that Mike and Patty's has a hot dog of the day - when I was there it was a kimchee dog, but I got the torta. Anyone tried it?

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          1. re: nsenada

            Kimchee Dog and Mike & Patty's is fantastic. Their best is the Banh Mi Dog.

          2. "It seems, we are sorely lacking a real top notch place in the Boston Area."

            That's kinda funny as Raymond Sokolov the Wall Street Journal's long time food editor thought Speed's was the best hot dog in America...

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            1. re: StriperGuy

              Right - I didn't see that part of the OP. There are multiple posts on here about Speed's - it definitely is "all that," in my book. I've brought a few people there recently, and they've become obsessed with the place.

            2. There is a hot dog wagon outside Trum field on Broadway in Somerville (roughly across from Wang's) and Moe does a MEAN dog on his grill.

              I've also always wanted to try Fred's Franks, in Wakefield. He uses a big green egg dontcha know.

              Fred's Franks
              390 Quannapowitt Pkwy, Wakefield, MA 01880

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              1. re: yumyum

                Fred's Franks is top notch. It's worth the trip from WHEREVER you have to come from. He makes his own condiments too. Habanaise sauce is great. So is Sririchababba (sp?) Sriricha, A1 and BBQ sauce mix. Incredible.

                Fred's Franks
                390 Quannapowitt Pkwy, Wakefield, MA 01880