by Steven Doyle
Researching the history the hot dog is murkier than the water some are boiled in, but there is certainly no mistake that the weiner on a bun is a quintessential staple of ball games, circuses, amusement parks, and just about anywhere people are looking for an inexpensive and easy to eat meal.
Dallas saw an insurgence of great hot dogs a few years back but they did not seem as sustainable as the almighty burger, and many fantastic dog locations shuttered.
We do have a list of some terrific hot dogs found in and around Dallas, take head and enjoy!
Dog Haus: Located in Richardson with several more in the works in the DFW area, the Dog Haus is the gourmand’s answer to the hot dog. Made with specialty sausages and weiners the Dog Haus dogs are nestled into a grilled series of Hawaiian bread buns. Read our take on this specialty restaurant.
Wild ABout Harry’s: With the only location remaining set in Deep Ellum, Wild About Harry’s closed their flagship store on Knox very recently but will be opening a new store just around the corner at 4527 Travis. Look for their own brand of custard and a slew of dog options.
Angry Dog: Who has the best dog in the city? Certainly Angry Dog qualifies. Look for a huge plated dog smothered in chili and all the accoutrements. Located in Deep Ellum, Angry Dog certainly has their following and for an excellent reason.Dog Haus,
Shake Shack: The Shack, located in many spots around Dallas, may be best known for their burger, but we love the grilled dog, loaded with our favorite toppings. Order this with a side of crinkle cuts and an amazing shake. Order one Chicago style for a flavor overload.
Smokin’ Joes: Have you ever seen the dog stands at Sue Ellen’s, TRed River or Lizard Lounge? Amazing dogs, or at least we think. We may have required an Uber after leaving these very hot spots, but not before ordering a dog. They also serve hot links, sausages and chopped beef sandwiches, all delicious.
Mutt’s Cantina: Where do you take your dog, and get a dog? Mutt’s Cantina in Uptown. While your mutt is cruising for hot babe dogs, you can slam a few Chi dogs and a beer or two. Greta dogs, better scenery in this Uptown dog arena.
Relish: Relish at Klyde Warren Park is a hidden gem set adjacent to Savor Gastropub. There you may order dog, burgers and seriously good fries and custard. The dogs are griddled for extra flavor, and can be topped dozens of ways, including relish!