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May 17, 2011 12:06 PM

Otis Jackson Soul Dog in North Hollywood?

Anyone try this new hot dog place in North Hollywood? Some interesting looking dogs -- hot dogs with soul food toppings.

Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
5166 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood
818 980-6847

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  1. Isn't there another hot dog place, nearby? Vicious Dogs?

    Vicious Dogs
    5231 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

    4 Replies
    1. re: reality check

      vicious is terrible. the bacon wrapped dog was so bad it was borderline hilarious.

      1. re: reality check

        Soul Dog is very cool and filling and delicious. Mac Dog with mac and cheese on the hot dog is ridiculous. Like the vibe too...good music, good people.

        1. re: richlor123

          Is this a natural casing dog? Snap or no snap?

          1. re: Servorg

            natural casing with a snap and all-beef but without nitrates and preservatives and antibiotics according to their claims.

      2. New Place Link for OJ's Soul Dogs (thanks for supplying the website info Norm) and old link for Vicious Dogs

        Vicious Dogs
        5231 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

        Otis Jackson's Soul Dog
        5166 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601

        1. I checked this place out last weekend... Split the original Soul Dog (with sweet potato puree, bacon, greens and relish) and the Mac Daddy (with Mac and Cheese, diced green peppers, and fried onions) with a friend. We also split the loaded fries (fries with chili, mac and cheese and cheese crumbles).

          The toppings were a great idea in theory but were messy to eat because they kept falling off the dog. They had just been essentially piled on top and not tucked into the bun, which I prefer. The hot dogs themselves were so/so. Not much of a snap and kinda rubbery. Come to think of it, they kinda tasted like they have been microwaved but I'm sure that's not the case.

          The whole thing, especially the Mac Daddy, was bland. Almost needed some kind of a sauce to pull it all together.

          Wouldn't necessarily get the dogs again, but the loaded fries were awesome and so was the staff and the ambiance. Wasn't super expensive and the food did come pretty quickly.

          1. Deal for Otis Jackson's Soul Dog -- $12 of Food/Drink for $6:


            1. 3 item report:

              chili cheese dog, carolina slaw dog, sweet potato fries

              CCD: delicious chili, snappy beef dog, not enough cheese even though I saw him put on a ton. It's quite a large and filling dog. Very good for CCD, could use a little more cheese. Definitely prefer this CCD over Tommy's. Probably my second favorite CCD in the city.

              Carolina Slaw: wow, this was amazing. Great snap dog, great chili, delicious slaw that wasn't too runny/sweet, srsly delicious.

              Sweet potato fries: also delicious. Super crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Didn't feel like the standard frozen sweet potato fries found everywhere else.

              Wanted to try the fried chicken, but it's dropped to order and we came in too late.

              Only downsides are slightly high price. Will go back for chicken and report back. After going here, I seriously have no idea how vicious dogs across the street has 4.5* on yelp.

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              1. re: ns1

                Fried chicken and sweet potato fries were a pleasant surprise. Really liked that the chicken is cooked to order. Nice and crisp and not greasy. The hot dog was OK but not memorable.