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Looking for the best Chilidog

I love chili dogs almost as much as I love my kids and more then I love my wife. I'm always on the search for a good dog. So far my luck hasn't been good. Maybe I'm spoiled from my youth eating at Twin Kiss in Newport (closed for 30+ yrs) and now the Patio on Market St in Wilmington.

I want a dog with a meaty chili, not a watery sauce that barely covers the dog. Onions that you can taste and mustard with a nice spicy flavor. Is that too much to ask. I tried Yelp reviews with no luck. I tried from Diner Drive in and Dives places with no luck. So I'm putting my faith in the Hounds to help me out. Can a brother get a good chilidog.

I'm in Delaware but I also travel to New England and Hampton Roads often and I have an aversion to calling dogs weiners, thats just so wrong to me.

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  1. Deerhead is a pretty good dog. They have places all over Wilmington.

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    1. re: sal_acid

      See.....thats what I'm talking about. While I appreciate your response. Deerhead is not a true chilidog. It has to much horse radish and very little or no meat. Its like the Taco Bell of chilidogs. I do eat at Deerhead when I want something different but thier not chilidogs.

    2. If you are ever in the Raleigh area check out Snoopy's.

      1. Tony's in Norfolk has been around a long time. Jess' Quick Lunch in Harrisonburg, VA if you're ever in the Shenandoah Valley. Cap't Franks in Kitty Hawk, NC on the Outer Banks is also very good.

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        7734 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505

        1. If you are ever in Charlottesville, Virginia, I would recommend the Jack 'N Jill restaurant on east high street....they serve a delicious foot long dog....get it "all the way." Been around since the early 60's. Similar to Jess's Lunch in Harrisonburg, which I always stop at when I am in Harrisonburg..

          1. In Norfolk, there's Danny's Hot Dogs on the corner of Kempsville Rd. and Va. Beach Blvd. It's been there a long time.