Top Ten Hot Dogs in Greater Phoenix

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4.) Sonoran-Style Hot Dog from Nogales Hot Dogs For over ten years, Pablo Perez has been serving up one thing at the southwest corner of 20th Street and Indian School Road: Sonoran-style hot dogs. Mesquite-smoked and bacon-wrapped, tucked into a fresh bun, and smothered in beans, mayonnaise, and chopped tomatoes, feel free to load 'em up with additional toppings like guacamole, salsa, and cheese. And Perez's stand is open late into the evening, making it the perfect dog house for night owls.

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3.) The Wild Willy from Pittsburgh Willy's For the taste of Pittsburgh by way of the Merchant Square Antique Mall in Chandler, we present the Wild Willy, a glorious gut-buster of a dog courtesy of ex-Pittsburgher Randy Walters. Starting with a quarter-pound, all-beef dog from Nathan's tucked into a sesame bun, chipped ham (a Pittsburgh staple) sauteed in butter is piled on next, with mounds of fresh-grated cheddar cheese to follow for a marvelous mess of deliciousness you'll need a fork to eat.

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2.) Chicago Dog from Chicago Hamburger Co. There's a lot of options for Chicago hot dogs in the Valley, but Bob Pappanduros, ex-Chicago hot dog stand worker and owner of this popular Arcadia hangout for over 35 years, understands, to some, they're part of a daily diet. The all-beef frank, courtesy of Chicago's Vienna Beef, is boiled, steamed, then nestled in a poppy seed bun and topped with mustard, relish, onions, pickle, tomato, sport peppers, and celery salt for a delectable taste of a Chicago tradition.

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1.) Famous Hot Dog from Ted's Hot Dogs If the constant line at this Tempe hotspot (the only location outside of the company's home state of New York) is any indication of this dog's goodness (don't worry, the service is quick), then biting into its char-broiled, smoky essence should be reason enough to justify its first-place entry. Firm and juicy, it's tucked into a soft potato bun sturdy enough to hold your choice of toppings, including a signature hot sauce that bites back deliciously.

What do you say, frank fans? Got a favorite dog that didn't make the list? Let us know.


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Hector Jaime Acuna
Hector Jaime Acuna

I just don't buy the notion the a hot dog HAS to be inexpensive, sometimes cheap just means crap. You are right Golden Retriever Pup, the Hebrew National is good tasting wiener, and a good base for a dog. I paid ten bucks for a Porkbelly Hot Dog, Chicago Style, from Windsor, in Phoenix,  windsoraz.com/ and that was a great dog. It came with a pleasant atmosphere, good services, a cloth napkin, and I was in great company. The ten-spot was a bargain.

Check it out on my Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/h...

I understand the Windsor gets the sausage from Schreiner's in Phoenix.  www.schreinerssausage.com/

Hector Acuna
Hector Acuna

I just don't buy the notion the a hot dog has to be inexpensive. You are right Golden Retriever Pup, the Hebrew National is good tasting wiener, and a good base for a dog. Comparing prices or making a point of price makes no difference to the taste. Price is what the market will determine. I paid ten bucks for a Porkbelly Hot Dog, Chicago Style, from Windsor, Phoenix, Arizona. windsoraz.com/ and that was a great dog. It came with a pleasant atmosphere, good services, a cloth napkin, and I was in great company. The ten-spot was a bargain.

Check it out on my Flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/h...

I understand the Windsor gets the sausage from Schreiner's in Phoenix. www.schreinerssausage.com/

golden retriever puppies
golden retriever puppies

If one starts with Hebrew National beef frank situated on a soft bun, fresh luego loaded with tasty chile, queso, and cebolla that if a jet of mustard.

chgoazga;
chgoazga;

Sorry, some of these places just don't cut it -- especailly for an ex-Chicagoan.  Portillo's in Chicago still has the best Chicago dog -- and it's reasonably priced at $2.34 or a bigger dog for $2.79.  Arizona -- it's just a hot dog -- and most of you are so over-priced for the smaller size one that kids can't even grow up trying one.  It's cheaper to pay $1 for a stacker at Burger King.  Lower the prices!!!!!!

Hector Acuna
Hector Acuna

Unfortunate that Maui Dog in no more. Laura, you need to check out the Cabela's Outfitters' cafeteria. I guess the may call it a restaurant. Anyhow, take a look the link below to one of their chili-dogs, it pretty bad-ass. The have a selection of gamy treats. Hit me up, we can check it out together and catch up on happenings. 

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Sir Douchebag Asshat
Sir Douchebag Asshat

The best hot dogs in this city are at long dong schlongs at 19th ave and bell road behind the jack in the box next to the steel horse saloon.

Christopher Boffoli
Christopher Boffoli

Laura: I'd appreciate if you would please remove my copyrighted image from this post.  Just because something is available online does not mean it is free to use without prior permission.  Thanks.

Christopher Boffoli

TheCosmicJester
TheCosmicJester

Chicago has better Chicago dogs than Phoenix? Who knew? I think they're more out here because it's seen as a foreign novelty. And at Chicago Hamburger Company, because it comes with a heap of terrific fries. At least, that's my best guess. If you're missing the homeland, check out Taylor Street over in Tempe on Scottsdale and Curry (north of Loop 202). KILLER Italian beef there, and the Chicago dogs are only $2.50. If you're still missing the homeland, you can always move back...

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