Hot dogs are a time-honored summer snack for those who’ve been lounging at the beach or walking around in the heat all day. You may enjoy yours fresh off the barbecue, etched perfectly with charcoal grill marks, during the July 4th holiday. But plenty of eateries deliver hot dogs that take it up a notch, whether lavished with cream cheese or topped with sweet relish. (But please, no ketchup — at least if you’re from Chicago.)
MONEY teamed up with Yelp to find the hottest places for a go-to dog. All the businesses on this list are in the “hot dogs” category on Yelp. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business; we included only one business per state, in order to ensure geographic diversity.
#7 on the list is our very own Holy Dog!
Holydog is a no-frills hot dog joint with a more traditional approach. Try the $3.50 NY “Brooklyn” Dog with mustard, onion sauce and kraut, or the Southwestern Dog with refried beans and chorizo. You can get a make-your-own hot dog with unlimited simple toppings for just $3, but you’ll have to add a dollar for special add-ons like bacon, chili or melted cheese.