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Mar 6, 2011 05:22 PM

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.

        Outer Banks
        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.