With a nod to July’s National Hot Dog Month (and National Hot Dog Day on July 22) we went in search of the best hot dogs in Seattle. Here are some of our favorites.
Dante’s Inferno Dog Carts
Dante Rivera operates ten different hot dog carts in-and-around Seattle. A catering cart, Dante’s Inferno can come to your business, private party or event. You’ll often find them at local farmer’s markets, festivals and Seattle area events, although they’ve been known to travel from Bellingham to Olympia! With regular and gourmet hot dogs, you can see what you like! Try the Field Roast Veggie Sausage, Mexican Chipolte hot dog (it’s spicy) or Apple Sage hot dog (milder). Check online to see if Dante is rolling his cart into your neighborhood!
1009 E Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Recently filmed for OLN network’s “Get Stuffed”, Po Dog on Capitol Hill and in Ballard serves up locally sourced, high quality fresh and nutritious gourmet hot dogs. With unique hot dogs like the Hawaiian, Mac & Cheese and Sushi hot dog, there’s always something new to try. The hot dogs are steamed, then grilled fresh daily. Choose from Hebrew National all-beef, Kosher dogs, Field Roast Apple Sage Vegetarian, or Chicken Apple Sausage, Polish Kielbasa or German Bratwurst and choose your toppings for a real treat.
909 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
For vegetarians and vegans, Cyber-Dogs is your kind of place. You’ll find a big variety of international gourmet vegitarian hot dogs on whole-wheat rolls. Also serving a variety of espresso drinks, homemade soups and beers, you’ll want to pick a country and try it’s themed dog! Brazil, Germany, Greece, India… so many to choose from and heaped with condiments. Bring the kids in for a corn dog, chips and soda for only $4.95. An internet cafe, Cyber Dogs was twice named best hot dog in Seattle by Seattle Weekly Magazine.
The Red Hot Tacoma
2914 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
Featured on The Food Network and praised in Travel + Leisure Magazine, and celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2012, there’s lots for The Red Hot Tacoma to celebrate. With a huge list of local brews, wines and Tacoma’s own Lynnae’s Relish, Red Hot Tacoma uses her Red Hot Moma relish on their gourmet hot dogs. Hot Dogs, Kielbasas, Vegan and Vegetarian dogs, there are nearly 20 different kinds of dogs on the menu. A 21+ establishment, you’re welcome to come in, relax and enjoy!
1023 Alaskan Way
The Frankfurter is located on the historic Seattle waterfront and inside Seattle Center. Their Frankfurters come with amazing sides and a variety of beverages. Homemade soup, chili, potato and pasta salad, makes it easy to pick up one of their hot dogs, a couple of sides and make a picnic in the middle of Seattle! Kid-style hotdogs are available, plus veggie dogs, and amazing sausages. What better way to enjoy your day on the waterfront than with a Kosher Style and a fresh squeezed lemonade or strawberry lemonade!