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Apr 17, 2011 08:10 PM

Corn Dog in East Bay - Oakland /Berkeley?

Any recommendations for a good corn (fresh made, not frozen) dog in Oakland or Berkeley?

The Kwik Way thread and riding by the carnival in the Laney College parking lot today made me want a corn dog. $2 entry and couldn't see any stands made it a no-go.

I did a search and only found the North Bay (Uncle Billy's) and a mention of T-Rex (happy hour) but no other decent leads. I know Der Weinerschnitzel has them but if that's the case I might as well go to the grocery store and buy some frozen ones (and I don't need a dozen).

Found this 10 y.o. real help except to mention Hot Dog on a Stick in Daly City...not going to drive to Serramonte for one.

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  1. You might call Sumo Grub.

    I think T-Rex took the corn dog off the menu.

    Sumo Grub
    2235 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      I thought Sumo Grub also, but didn't see it listed in their menu pics.

      re: Hot Dog on a stick - Stonestown, Southland or Stoneridge malls if you're ever in the area.

      Sumo Grub
      2235 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94704

        1. re: ML8000

          Corn dog is probably on the healthy food side of the menu at Sumo Grub.

          1. re: wolfe

            I found their menu online (yelp) and no corn dog. Oh well...if I'm walking by I might ask but I think the corn dog thing has passed. It was probably seeing the carnival. If I'm near Stonestown or Serramonte I night check out HDOAS.

            1. re: ML8000

              Not on this board -- but maybe the Santa Cruz boardwalk?

      1. They do have corndogs at Foster's Freeze stands. Likely of the frozen variety, but they are not bad at all and very cheap.

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        1. re: chocolatetartguy

          I think this is the ticket...corn dogs should not cost a lot...and it's close.

        2. Hot Dog on a stick is in almost every mall. Hayward (southland) has one. Stick's website mentions tuesdays? (not sure) as a special price day. hayward didn't have any signs up. didn't ask.

          website mentions they make their own dogs on a stick. not frozen premade.

          yep costco and smart and finals has it by the box.

          1. Thanks all.

            I might try Fosters Freeze since there's one on University Ave...and it should be cheap...but I'm not expecting much.

            HDOS...I'm not driving that far just for a corn dog. If I'm in the area sure...but they use turkey dogs as a friend reminded me. (meh)

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            1. re: ML8000

              It's really too bad T-Rex took that corn dog off the menu, it was delicious.

              Al's Big Burger and Seabreeze Deli have them on their menus.

              So does Saturn Cafe, but it's a vegetarian place.

              Al's Big Burger
              437 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

              Sea Breeze Market & Deli
              598 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

              Saturn Cafe
              2175 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

              1. re: ML8000

                That's the one i go to. I have a root beer float and a corndog and I'm in heaven. I think the float costs 1.5 times the dog! It's quite acceptable.

                The other place I have seen them on the menu is the food trucks that sell at the Alameda Point Antique Faire. They look equally good and are probably equally frozen.

              2. The thing about Kwik-Way wasn't just the hand-dipped-and-fried angle, it was the dog- a real, natural casing Miller's hot dog.

                HDOAS is a turkey dog, which for me completely misses the point, and I grew up surrounded by girls in that odd outfit they put them in. Everything frozen I've seen is some kind of fake poultry dog as well.

                Is Foster's a turkey or chicken dog as well?

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                1. re: Pius Avocado III

                  foster's list both a turkey corn dog and a chicken corn dog, not sure if there is alao a hybrid.

                  confirm the yellow miller box was always seen at kwik way.

                  1. re: Pius Avocado III

                    Foster's is a turkey dog, it says so on the menu. Any way I tried it yesterday and the corn part was good/decent...but could not mask the rubbery and slightly under-cooked turkey dog. It's not bad, just not great. Perfect kid food...and 240 calories, as listed per the new fast food calorie law. Oh well...

                    1. re: ML8000

                      Spot on. I think the turkey dog is a recent change, but I could be wrong. I had one when starving on Saturday and it was satisfying and not underdone. However, a few hours later I had a Casper dog and it was a much better dog, albeit sans cornmeal coating. I've enjoyed both and will again.