by Mar Yvette - 482 Reviews - 150 List
As seen on ABC 7 ... For all the talk of Los Angeles being a city obsessed with healthy, calorie-conscious dining, the City of Angels actually consumes more hot dogs every year than any other city in the country. (Yes, beating out New York and Chicago.) Find out where to get tasty hot dogs in L.A., Orange County and beyond. But first, watch our clip to see all the taste-testing action!
Updated: May 07, 2010
As famous as the team they're named after, the world-famous Dodger Dogs have been an essential part of the ballpark experience for decades. Millions of franks (either a pork/beef blend or 100% beef option) are served at the stadium every baseball season with basic fixings like mustard, ketchup and onions.
Multiple choice: This new kid on the block offers a dozen different dogs--everything from "rippered" Vienna beef and spicy Calabrese to charbroiled veggie or turkey--with numerous toppings and countless combinations. Expect delicious ethnic inspirations like the Thai slaw dog and the already-famous "TNT Super Dog" which is more akin to a burrito.
The name might be vicious, but that doesn't stop hot dog seekers from flocking to this Valley favorite. With some 20 different sausages (there are four Louisiana-style versions alone, not to mention chicken, turkey and veggie versions), this place is also known for its chili cheese fries.
It's hard to go wrong when your name is fab. This self-proclaimed "home of the ripper"--a crunchy, charred, deep-fried wiener--offers a dozen different specialty dogs from virtually every corner of the country: Chicago, Carolina, Kansas City, Mexicali, Manhattan, Coney Island and beyond. Just don't forget the tater tots.
Located in the heart of East L.A., this decades-old sandwich shop has built a loyal following for its spicy chili dogs. Don't expect any fancy avant-garde sausages or a million different toppings. Just old-school dogs slathered in a secret sauce stuffed between two steaming buns.
Like Pink's, this dining institution can be a bit polarizing among hot dog hounds. Critics aside, this Sunset Strip favorite (there's also one in Studio City) keeps the crowds coming with its affordable hot dogs like the New Yorker, the Chicagoan and the classic.
Dick Portillo's famed hot dog spot may have first opened as a small trailer in Illinois back in 1963, but folks flock to this Inland Empire outpost for a true (and super affordable) taste of Chicago. Bonus: There's another location in Buena Park.