Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with the best ‘dogs in Atlanta
These restaurants show how meat in tube form should be done.
Celebrate National Hot Dog Month by taking a tour of the best hotdog places around the Perimeter.
North Renters in Sandy Springs know that Mike’s Chicago Hot Dogs is a must-stop shop for fine dogs. Mike’s only uses Vienna Beef for high quality hot dogs. Other authentic touches include Gonella Bread and celery salt on the Chicago Style dogs. The sauerkraut here is out of this world! Come by and say hello at 5948 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA (in the Hammond Square Shopping Center). If you can’t escape the office, call the tabletop cart catering service! It’s like a food truck but cuter.
East HD1 serves some sexy hot dogs. The restaurant is a bit modern with a dash of retro wood grain thrown in for good measure. Satisfy your inner hipster with craft sodas and beers that you won’t find everywhere else. The hot dogs include creative combos like the Red Haute with brisket chili, pimento jack cheese and sweet onion or the Merguez with aromatic lamb sausage, currants, minted cucumber, and a dollop of Labne yogurt.
South For those living southeast of the perimeter, Just Dogs is worthy of a visit. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, also known as Covington, this hot dog haven offers plenty of variety to fulfill your tube meat craving. Start with the traditional Frankfurter and work your way along the path of bratwursts, kielbasa, Italian sausage or beef sausage dogs. One thing I like about this place is that you can top a dog with whatever you want for free; no added charges for dressing your dog however you want. Visit Just Dogs at 5151 Highway 278 Covington, Georgia 30014. They’ve got a great patio!
West- Hot Dog Factory out in Smyrna takes an international approach to creating the perfect hot dog. Primarily, all dogs are Kosher, honoring Judeo regulations and adhering to some pretty stellar meat raising and preparing practices. Top the tasty dog with a variety of toppings pulled from international sources like chimichurri sauce, pico de gallo, and hoisin sauce.