Whether you’re in search of a quick bite to eat at lunchtime or an easy dinner option, North Carolina has many delicious hot dog joints to try. May it be a well-known business or a small hole in the wall, North Carolina is home to several hot dog places that will have your stomach wanting more. Here are the 9 best.
Established in 1928, Paul’s Place is famous for their hot dogs and the relish they garnish them with. Along with hot dogs, they serve burgers, fries, salads, breakfast foods and even Mexican food. Located a few miles off I-40, Paul’s Place is a historical landmark of the area. According to Cape Fear Living, a plane of the U.S. Coast Guard stopped by in 1954 to refuel. The location has also been a hot spot for actors while filming. Andy Griffith of “The Andy Griffith Show” has tried the hot dogs that have been a part of so many people’s lives.
With five locations in the Raleigh area, Snoopy’s Famous Hot Dogs provides customers with a convenient, delicious meal. Night owls in the Raleigh area have been satisfied since 1978 when the first Snoopy’s location opened for business. In the beginning, owners Steve and Sarah Webb grew their successful business from scratch. Recorded in the Technician, because of the great food and location, Snoopy’s Famous Hot Dogs was an instant success. With a family friendly atmosphere, Raleigh, North Carolina may just be the next stop for a hot dog.
Whether you’re craving a hot dog, a cozy atmosphere or both, Hot Dog World is the place for you. Established in 1986, couple Dora and Steve took over Dora’s father’s business. According to their website, the company dedicates itself to its customers and positive experiences. Hot Dog World offers customers with several different hot dog options ranging from the “House Special Dog”—topped with chili, mustard and onion, to the “Foot Long”—a quarter-pound Frankfurter with mustard, chili, onion, and slaw.
Featured on popular television series “Drivers, Drive-Ins and Dives,” JJ’s Red Hots has two locations in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to the business’s Facebook page, the most popular dog served is “The Char Heel.” The hot dog is garnished with chili, slaw, onions, and mustard.
Although named for its burgers, Ocean Isle’s Beaches Burgers offers four options of hot dogs that are nothing short of delicious. In business for 17 years, the cozy location offers friendly service and carry out for those in a hurry.
The Trolly Stop, a franchise with locations in Southport, Wrightsville Beach, Chapel Hill, and Wilmington, originated in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Opened in 1976, the Trolly Stop is a one stop shop for well-known hot dogs, and great customer service. Their hot dogs are served with fresh ingredients and there is even a vegetarian option.
Whether you’re prepared for a loaded or simple hot dog, this vendor has it all. Chili Man is a business ran by street vendor Vic. It comes with five star ratings on Yelp and an interesting menu to go with them. The menu is equipped with hot dogs such as the Q-dog—barbecue sauce, cheese, onions, and slaw. Established in 2004, Chili Man provides homemade chili, barbeque sauces, ketchup, and mustard, as well as a homemade taco sauce.
A hot spot for inexpensive hot dogs, chips and a drink, Bill’s Hot Dogs started in 1928. With two locations in Washington, North Carolina, Bill’s offers a family-friendly option. The original chili has been kept the same since the business first opened and brings long-time customers back for more.
Hot Diggidy Dog, located on 106 Roxie Ave, offers friendly service and quality hot dogs. One of their menu items, the bacon wrapped hot dog BLT, was voted in the top 21 Hot Dogs of North Carolina by Scoutology.