Are you searching for the some of the best hot dogs in the nation? Well look no further than right here in New York State! According to a recent article by The Daily Meal, 12 of America’s 75 best hot dog stands and restaurants are within the state’s borders, 2 of which are local. So what are you waiting for? Jump in your car and head to these locations for an amazing hot dog!
Local Hot Dogs on the List
When it comes to summer cooking, its easy to forget hot dogs in favor of large, juicy burgers. However, these restaurants are ensuring that their delicious creations remain in your memory for a very long time and keep you coming back for more.
Gus’s Hotdogs, located at 212 25th Street in Watervliet, ranked at #34 on The Daily Meal’s list of the 75 Best Hot Dogs in America. The restaurant, open Monday-Saturday 10:30 am – 10 pm, is a compact hot dog and burger shop with an indoor counter, walk-up window, and outdoor picnic tables. Add a choice of toppings onto your hot dog, including mustard, onions, meat sauce, ketchup, and cheddar cheese sauce. What could make this hot dog experience any better? Ordering a 1/2 pint of plain or chocolate milk to drink, of course!
Coming in at #54 on the list is Famous Lunch, found at 111 Congress Street in Troy, open Monday – Saturday, 7 am – 10 pm. Why is Famous Lunch famous? Visit the restaurant to learn about “Operation Hot Dogs” that involved flying Troy hot dogs to Russia for the birthday celebration of a U.S. Ambassador. While you’re there, you can enjoy one World Famous Hot Dog for just $0.60 or try to beat a hot dog eating record and win a free Famous Lunch t-shirt! Make sure to order some of the incredibly popular rice pudding and some zippy sauce to take with you after you finish your mouth-watering hot dog.
Worth the Drive
In a dog-eat-dog world, why not just eat all the hot dogs? If you are headed north of the Albany area – don’t worry – you can still find delectable hot dogs!
With three locations in Glens Falls, Queensbury, and Warrensburg, New Way Lunch has got you covered. New Way Lunch has not changed its hot dog recipe in more than 90 years, and no one would want them to! Famous for their “Dirty John’s Dirt Dogs” (mustard, diced onions, and their special meat sauce), as well as a variety of other specialty hot dogs, its not hard to understand why everyone from locals to celebrity chef Rachael Ray can’t get enough of New Way Lunch. Learn more about their history here.
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patch.com: NY Hot Dog Stands Named to Nation’s Best List
The Daily Meal: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs