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12 Solid Bets for Hot Dogs in Austin

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The hot dog is the perfect summertime food, and that especially applies to Austin, when the hot weather sticks around for a while. It's a simple item: all that is needed are buns, frankfurters, and perhaps a few condiments and toppings.

In Austin, there are plenty of frank options, so here is your guide to the best of the best hot dogs. There are true Tucson-style franks from T-Loc’s Sonora, bacon-wrapped dogs from Mission Dogs, Chicago-style ones from Wrigleyville, coney dogs from Delray Cafe, and others. This update includes a Japanese take from Domo Alley-Gato, options from Riverside bar Frazier’s and downtown cart DittyDog, and more.

Looking for other sausage options? Eater has you covered elsewhere. Hot dogs also pair well with fries and burgers (iconic and new).

If a favorite hot dog spot is missing below, let Eater know on the tipline or within the comments.

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1. T-Loc's Sonora Hot Dogs

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5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 994-8982
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The food trailer serves Tucson-style hot dogs, called Sonoran, which means the franks are wrapped in bacon and topped with beans, tomatoes, and jalapenos.

Tucson-style hot dogs from T-Loc’s
Tucson-style hot dogs from T-Loc’s
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2. Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar

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600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

The West Sixth sausage trailer offers two hot dog options: the plain beef one on a pretzel bun and nothing else; and the Steuben’s Reuben, where the frank is dressed with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and sauce.

3. Delray Cafe

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1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 987-4294

One of the main items at the Detroit-style food truck is the lauded coney dog, where the hot dog is topped with topped with chili, mustard, and onions.

A coney dog from Delray Cafe
A coney dog from Delray Cafe
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4. DittyDog

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670 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 953-3171
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The sausage-dedicated cart with two downtown locations features both a beef hot dog and a vegan dog, overloaded with all sorts of condiments, spreads, and toppings, from cream cheese (yes), honey mayonnaise, to caramelized onions.

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Dogs from DittyDog
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5. Casino El Camino

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517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 469-9330
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Though known for its burgers and crazy Bloody Marys, the hot dogs at the Dirty Sixth spot come just as loaded. Go twice as big with the Double Dog Texas Tommy with two dogs, bacon, and cheese.

6. Domo Alley-Gato Tatsu-Ya

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1600 E 6th St B
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 893-5561
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The patio bar’s Japanese take on the hot dog — the Ban Ban Dog — is wrapped in a panko brioche filled with curry chili, cabbage, teriyaki sauce, and honey aioli.

Dishes from Domo Alley-Gato
Dishes from Domo Alley-Gato
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7. Evil Wiener

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The roving downtown trailer whips up several hot dogs, from the classic Good Old American to the bacon-wrapped La Revolucion to the brisket-topped Cowgirl.

8. Glory Hole Hot Dogs

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80 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

Setting the unfortunate name aside, the Rainey Street food truck serves up fanciful hot dogs in the busy entertainment district. 

Glory Hole Hot Dog’s hot dog
Glory Hole Hot Dog’s hot dog
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9. Mission Dogs

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1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

Bacon makes everything better, including the wrapped hot dogs at Mission Dogs, paired with Asian-style toppings like papaya slaw, spicy plantain ketchup, and kimchi.

Misson Dogs’ dogs
Misson Dogs’ dogs
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10. Wrigleyville South Dogs & Beef

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2389, 1311 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(630) 885-8008
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The Chicago-style hot dog trailer makes use of Vienna beef franks that are topped with relish, peppers, mustard, onions, tomatoes, and dill pickle spears, along with other variations.

11. Black Sheep Lodge

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2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 707-2744
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The pub’s hot dog offerings include the signature Black Sheepdog, Chicago-style, and the chili cheese dog. Vegetarian substitutions are easy, too.

Hot dog from Black Sheep Lodge
Hot dog from Black Sheep Lodge
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12. Frazier's Long and Low

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2538 Elmont Dr
Austin, TX 78741
(512) 527-3082
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The Riverside bar serves up simple hot dogs, with optional cheese/bacon or grilled sauerkraut. Bonus: there are corn dogs, too.

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1. T-Loc's Sonora Hot Dogs

5000 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Tucson-style hot dogs from T-Loc’s
Tucson-style hot dogs from T-Loc’s
T-Loc’s/Facebook

The food trailer serves Tucson-style hot dogs, called Sonoran, which means the franks are wrapped in bacon and topped with beans, tomatoes, and jalapenos.

5000 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

2. Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar

600 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The West Sixth sausage trailer offers two hot dog options: the plain beef one on a pretzel bun and nothing else; and the Steuben’s Reuben, where the frank is dressed with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and sauce.

600 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

3. Delray Cafe

1133 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
A coney dog from Delray Cafe
A coney dog from Delray Cafe
Delray Cafe/Facebook

One of the main items at the Detroit-style food truck is the lauded coney dog, where the hot dog is topped with topped with chili, mustard, and onions.

1133 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

4. DittyDog

670 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Dogs from DittyDog
Dogs from DittyDog
DittyDog/Facebook

The sausage-dedicated cart with two downtown locations features both a beef hot dog and a vegan dog, overloaded with all sorts of condiments, spreads, and toppings, from cream cheese (yes), honey mayonnaise, to caramelized onions.

670 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

5. Casino El Camino

517 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Though known for its burgers and crazy Bloody Marys, the hot dogs at the Dirty Sixth spot come just as loaded. Go twice as big with the Double Dog Texas Tommy with two dogs, bacon, and cheese.

517 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

6. Domo Alley-Gato Tatsu-Ya

1600 E 6th St B, Austin, TX 78702
Dishes from Domo Alley-Gato
Dishes from Domo Alley-Gato
Julia Keim

The patio bar’s Japanese take on the hot dog — the Ban Ban Dog — is wrapped in a panko brioche filled with curry chili, cabbage, teriyaki sauce, and honey aioli.

1600 E 6th St B
Austin, TX 78702

7. Evil Wiener

Austin, TX 78701

The roving downtown trailer whips up several hot dogs, from the classic Good Old American to the bacon-wrapped La Revolucion to the brisket-topped Cowgirl.

8. Glory Hole Hot Dogs

80 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
Glory Hole Hot Dog’s hot dog
Glory Hole Hot Dog’s hot dog
Glory Hole Hot Dog/Facebook

Setting the unfortunate name aside, the Rainey Street food truck serves up fanciful hot dogs in the busy entertainment district. 

80 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Mission Dogs

1701 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Misson Dogs’ dogs
Misson Dogs’ dogs
Mission Dogs/Facebook

Bacon makes everything better, including the wrapped hot dogs at Mission Dogs, paired with Asian-style toppings like papaya slaw, spicy plantain ketchup, and kimchi.

1701 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

10. Wrigleyville South Dogs & Beef

2389, 1311 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

The Chicago-style hot dog trailer makes use of Vienna beef franks that are topped with relish, peppers, mustard, onions, tomatoes, and dill pickle spears, along with other variations.

2389, 1311 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

11. Black Sheep Lodge

2108 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Hot dog from Black Sheep Lodge
Hot dog from Black Sheep Lodge
Black Sheep Lodge/Facebook

The pub’s hot dog offerings include the signature Black Sheepdog, Chicago-style, and the chili cheese dog. Vegetarian substitutions are easy, too.

2108 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Frazier's Long and Low

2538 Elmont Dr, Austin, TX 78741

The Riverside bar serves up simple hot dogs, with optional cheese/bacon or grilled sauerkraut. Bonus: there are corn dogs, too.

2538 Elmont Dr
Austin, TX 78741

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