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).
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