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16 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 frankfurter 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, Rhode Island-style pop-up dogs from Zee’s, and much more

Looking for other sausage options? Eater has you covered elsewhere, plus there are corn dogs. Hot dogs also pair well with fries and burgers.

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T-Loc's Sonora Hot Dogs

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The Allandale food trailer serves Tucson-style hot dogs — Sonoran — which means the beef franks are wrapped in bacon and topped with beans, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

Nixta Taqueria

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The East Austin Mexican restaurant is offering San Antonio-style crispy dogs, aka space glizzies, where the fried tortilla-wrapped beef frank is topped with an array of condiments and American cheese. It’s a limited dish available only from 5 to 6:30 p.m. during dinner hours. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Delray Cafe

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One of the main items at the Detroit-style food truck in Central East Austin outside of Nickel City is the lauded coney dog, where the beef frank is topped with beef chili, mustard, and onions. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

DittyDog

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The downtown cart features both a beef hot dog and a vegan dog, overloaded with all sorts of condiments, spreads, and toppings, from cream cheese to honey-mayonnaise, to caramelized onions. There are also bratwurst, bacon-cheese-ranch, and chili-cheese iterations. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Mission Dogs

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Even though Mission Dogs closed its physical restaurant in 2022, it’s still slinging its bacon-wrapped hot dogs on a roaming basis courtesy of its carts. Check its Instagram for its schedule and locations.

Zee’s Wiener System

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Okay, this is another roaming-type situation, but the pop-up focuses on Rhode Island-style dogs, which isn’t really available in Austin. The beef dog is topped with meat sauce, celery salt, and onions. Check its Instagram for its schedule and locations. Currently, there’s a regular Friday residency at Kitty Cohen’s starting at 5 p.m.

Casino El Camino

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Though known for its burgers and very over-the-top bloody marys, the hot dogs at the downtown bar come just as loaded. Go twice as big with the Double Dog Texas Tommy with two grilled franks wrapped in bacon and melty cheese.

Golden Grill

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Austin sibling trucks Golden Tiger (chicken sandwiches) and Golden Castle (sliders) opened this third truck in East Austin at the Liberty bar with burgers, fries, and, most importantly for the purposes of this map, hot dogs. The Vienna beef dogs can come with chili; jalapeno coleslaw; jalapeno cream cheese-onions-chopped bacon, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

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Of course, the downtown sausage restaurant has a hot dog on its large menu. The pork dog comes with mustard and relish. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sandy's Hamburgers

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The oh-so-classic South Austin restaurant’s got equally-as-classic hot dogs on its menu, that can be topped with chili, onions, and optional cheese. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

La Barbecue

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The Holly barbecue restaurant whips up sausages and hot dogs. Of the latter, there’s a take on the Chicago-style dog with a hotgut (seasoned beef frank) plus the salad-y array; plus a chili-cheese version. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wrigleyville South Dogs & Beef

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

Black Sheep Lodge

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The South Austin bar’s beef frank dogs include the namesake Black Sheepdog, Chicago-style, and the chili-cheese dog. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Frazier's Long and Low

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The Riverside bar serves up simple beef hot dogs, with optional cheese sauce/bacon or grilled sauerkraut. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Perrito ATX

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The South Manchaca truck serves up Mexican-style hot dogs, where beef franks are wrapped in bacon and served with options like chili con carne and shredded Mexican cheese or a chorizo crema sauce. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Midway Dogs

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Another Chicago-style hot dog spot, this one is a food truck in far South Austin. There are the standard Chicago dogs, and chili-cheese ones, among others. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

T-Loc's Sonora Hot Dogs

The Allandale food trailer serves Tucson-style hot dogs — Sonoran — which means the beef franks are wrapped in bacon and topped with beans, tomatoes, and jalapenos. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

Nixta Taqueria

The East Austin Mexican restaurant is offering San Antonio-style crispy dogs, aka space glizzies, where the fried tortilla-wrapped beef frank is topped with an array of condiments and American cheese. It’s a limited dish available only from 5 to 6:30 p.m. during dinner hours. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Delray Cafe

One of the main items at the Detroit-style food truck in Central East Austin outside of Nickel City is the lauded coney dog, where the beef frank is topped with beef chili, mustard, and onions. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

DittyDog

The downtown cart features both a beef hot dog and a vegan dog, overloaded with all sorts of condiments, spreads, and toppings, from cream cheese to honey-mayonnaise, to caramelized onions. There are also bratwurst, bacon-cheese-ranch, and chili-cheese iterations. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Mission Dogs

Even though Mission Dogs closed its physical restaurant in 2022, it’s still slinging its bacon-wrapped hot dogs on a roaming basis courtesy of its carts. Check its Instagram for its schedule and locations.

Zee’s Wiener System

Okay, this is another roaming-type situation, but the pop-up focuses on Rhode Island-style dogs, which isn’t really available in Austin. The beef dog is topped with meat sauce, celery salt, and onions. Check its Instagram for its schedule and locations. Currently, there’s a regular Friday residency at Kitty Cohen’s starting at 5 p.m.

Casino El Camino

Though known for its burgers and very over-the-top bloody marys, the hot dogs at the downtown bar come just as loaded. Go twice as big with the Double Dog Texas Tommy with two grilled franks wrapped in bacon and melty cheese.

Golden Grill

Austin sibling trucks Golden Tiger (chicken sandwiches) and Golden Castle (sliders) opened this third truck in East Austin at the Liberty bar with burgers, fries, and, most importantly for the purposes of this map, hot dogs. The Vienna beef dogs can come with chili; jalapeno coleslaw; jalapeno cream cheese-onions-chopped bacon, and more. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden

Of course, the downtown sausage restaurant has a hot dog on its large menu. The pork dog comes with mustard and relish. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Sandy's Hamburgers

The oh-so-classic South Austin restaurant’s got equally-as-classic hot dogs on its menu, that can be topped with chili, onions, and optional cheese. There are outdoor dine-in areas.

La Barbecue

The Holly barbecue restaurant whips up sausages and hot dogs. Of the latter, there’s a take on the Chicago-style dog with a hotgut (seasoned beef frank) plus the salad-y array; plus a chili-cheese version. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Wrigleyville South Dogs & Beef

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

Black Sheep Lodge

The South Austin bar’s beef frank dogs include the namesake Black Sheepdog, Chicago-style, and the chili-cheese dog. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Frazier's Long and Low

The Riverside bar serves up simple beef hot dogs, with optional cheese sauce/bacon or grilled sauerkraut. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

El Perrito ATX

The South Manchaca truck serves up Mexican-style hot dogs, where beef franks are wrapped in bacon and served with options like chili con carne and shredded Mexican cheese or a chorizo crema sauce. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

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Midway Dogs

Another Chicago-style hot dog spot, this one is a food truck in far South Austin. There are the standard Chicago dogs, and chili-cheese ones, among others. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are outdoor dine-in areas.

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