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Where can I get a corny dog as good as Fletchers?

el_matarife May 23, 2011 12:24 PM

It's the offseason and I'm starting to build up a craving. Most of the fast food options like Sonic really aren't that great, I suspect they're frozen whole then fried on site. Do any restaurants or more offbeat fast food places have a really good corny dog?

Bonus points for anyone who has something like the amazing new jalapeno cheese dog at last year's State Fair.

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    jmorri26 May 23, 2011 03:58 PM

    Look on their site. They go to festivals all over year round. Next one is this weekend I believe (No clue why but just the other day I had a craving for one and googled it)

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    1. re: jmorri26
      CocoaNut May 24, 2011 11:39 AM

      That's good to know. There's nothing like a State Fair Fletcher's Corny Dog. Thanks!

      Do you know if they are the same as what's sold at the Fair? Quite a few years ago, they tried to go "retail" with little parking lot kiosks about town. They were pretty bad leading to earned failure.

      Hopefully, they took a lesson and fixed the problem. I'll probably have to give them a try on July 4th at Southlake.

      (Check out the recipe at their website)

    2. LewisvilleHounder May 23, 2011 07:39 PM

      Here is the better idea:

      Go down to Kuby's and get any sausage you like, I personally really like their weiners, but you might want a brat or a jalapeno cheese sausage which is okay too.

      Then follow this simple recipe with a few modifications...like the gallon of peanut oil....prolly don't need all that.

      This will end up costing much less than a half tank of gas to get to the festival, parking for the festival, entry fee and tickets to get a Fletchers corny dog. I have personally made this recipe several times when I get the craving too or my wallet is too thin to attend the State Fair. The results have been much better in most cases especially if I use quality meats!

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      1. re: LewisvilleHounder
        RobbnTX May 24, 2011 04:14 PM

        If you don't mind the drive to Sherman, try the Diggy Dog at Watsonburger in Sherman (and hopefully it is still open). According to this review it is sweeter than Fletchers though, http://www.yelp.com/biz/watsonburger-...

        I do know that they make their own batter and hand dip the dogs but I have not tried one. I was through there some time back and stopped in for a hamburger and noticed the Diggy Dog on their menu and asked about it but since I was already was picking up my hamburger I did not order one as they said it takes a little time to serve as they do not batter and cook them until ordered.

        If anyone ever goes up there to try, please let me know what you think!


        1. re: RobbnTX
          planojim Jun 11, 2011 03:45 PM

          My son had a baseball tournament in Sherman today, so we stopped by Watsonburger for a Diggy Dog. The batter wasn't as thick as Fletchers, but all in all, it was good. I'd still give the nod to Fletchers, but would eat another Diggy Dog if I was in the area.

          1210 Quinlan Dr, Allen, TX 75013

          1. re: planojim
            RobbnTX Jun 11, 2011 05:50 PM

            Thanks for the info, the next time I am up that way I will be sure to try one.

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        randyjl Jun 16, 2011 09:19 AM

        You're kidding, right?

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          BarbRose Jun 20, 2011 12:20 PM

          Burger House has great corny dogs. It's a great dog, fresh, they seem hand dipped. I don't always get to the fair, but during the fair time, I go to the Burger House and get me one with a Root Beer. I agree Sonic's are lousy. Their new hot dogs are good though. Love the Chicago Dog.

          Burger House
          6248 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75214

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