Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe Makes Urbanspoon's List of the Best Hot Dogs in The Country

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In honor of National Hot Dog day, which is today, Urbanspoon has rounded up a list of the country's best places to get a top-notch dog. The list was complied based on the restaurants that received the most positive reviews from food critics, bloggers, and the Urbanspoon community and includes Tempe's Ted's Hot Dogs, the 30-year-old Valley favorite.

See also:
- Ted's Hot Dogs: A (30-Year-Old!) Slice of Buffalo, New York, in Tempe
- Ted's Hot Dogs in Tempe Now Offers Gluten-Free Buns. Rejoice!

The "Top 40 Fantastic Franks restaurant list" for 2013 includes 40 different hot dog spots from 31 cities across the country. Other cities' winners include Sammy's Wild Game Grill in Houston, which offers exotic game hot dogs; Senate in Cincinnati, where you can order your dog with crazy toppings like poached egg or kimchi; and the classic Grey's Papaya in New York.

While Ted's might not be as out-there as those joints, the eatery is one of the few places where you get a hot dogs that's been charbroiled over a live charcoal fire. Ted's offers standard toppings (for the most part) but makes its own relish, which is spicy but not exactly a hot sauce. Ted's also ships its dogs from a small chain in Buffalo, meaning that when you bite into a Ted's dog, you're getting an authentic taste of the East Coast. Ted's also offers gluten-free buns.

You can read the entire list of the nation's most fantastic franks on the Urbanspoon blog.

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Ted's Charcoal Broiled Hot Dog

1755 E. Broadway, Tempe, AZ

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Tom Lucas
Tom Lucas

Try the Hot Dog Stop at the Promenade ... Sabretts dogs and home made buns ... 15 fresh toppings ... Well done!

msdldavies
msdldavies

That's because they are Sahlen's hot dogs. The best!

matthewkoss
matthewkoss

Buffalo isn't East Coast.  It's Great Lakes region.

Buffalo has more in common (geographically, culturally, politically, etc.) with Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, than it has with NYC, Boston, and Philly.

Trust me, I grew up there.  Buffalo is a 400+ miles from the coast.  It's a different region entirely.

Robert Chorizo Grande
Robert Chorizo Grande

Ted's Really??? Damn, maybe they need to come to my kitchen! Ted's really? Really? come on now, really? you're playin' around, REALLY? RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYY Ted's is on this list? Really?

mtbmaster
mtbmaster

It seems that the East Coast (rather, east of the Mississippi) protocol for making a prodigious food product is to take a base product (steak, hot dog, burger, burrito, and so on) and hiding it under a pile of crap (hiding a hot dog under a cornucopia of condiments that hide the subpar quality of the original product). 

This seems to draw the Guy Fieri-loving crowd into a frenzy, which draws the attention of tourists and food shows scurrying to take a bite of the latest experiment in condiment-stacking. 

Getting tired of this formula: Lipstick on a pig. 

David James
David James

Why are these places never anywhere near my house? LOL

Sharon Ely Forsmo
Sharon Ely Forsmo

Wish they'd open a Ted's in Phoenix, thought I must say it's worth the drive to Tempe.

msdldavies
msdldavies

@mtbmaster I am an NC transplant and grew up in Buffalo. The east coast has some of the best food (Buffalo) I have ever tasted and authentic ethnic to boot. Maybe you need to try the food from all over the region before voicing your opinion. Tons of restaurants serve their own style of hot dogs with their own style of toppings. Oh, and by the way, tons of chefs (Bobby Flay included) don't just serve a hot dog on a bun.

mrbmasterdebbiedowne
mrbmasterdebbiedowne

@mtbmaster O.k. Debbie Downer. You're right, no way that tastes good.  Get less condiments if you want.  Your life is a joke.

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