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The Best Hot Dogs In Seattle, Washington

Hot Dog Contest | © Peter Lindberg/Flickr
Hot Dog Contest | © Peter Lindberg/Flickr
Sausages, frankfurters, red-hots – whatever you call them, hot dogs are a beloved American staple. And even though we would rather not know what hot dogs are made of, their allure is undeniable. Starting as a traditional snack at baseball games, the hot dog has risen to something more than greasy comfort food, with innovative renditions found in nearly every corner of the city. Simple parkies move over – from a bagel-baked dog to a California-inspired tube steak, here are the best hot dogs in Seattle.

Dog in the Park: The Seattle Dog

The Seattle Dog is a standard go-to when it comes to hot dogs, and Dog in the Park has the best version in town. Here, a Polish sausage is split in half, grilled on a flat-top, and then placed inside a toasted bun where it’s layered with cooked-to-order veggies (cabbage, bell peppers, and onions) and, of course, cream cheese. Customizations like ketchup, mayo, mustard, relish, and jalapeños are up for grabs, but this one is best served with just a bit of mustard and spicy peppers for that extra kick.

Dog in the Park, 1520 4th Ave #100, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 254 0943

Diggity Dog Hot Dogs & Sandwiches: The California Dog

The location in Greenwood may have closed, but lovers of the Original Diggity Dog can still get their hands on the famed California dog while in Meridian: bratwurst, avocado, tomato, cucumber, cream cheese, and the secret – but always delicious – Diggity sauce. Diggity is known for their crazy combinations and unique toppings, and each and every one never fails to please (looking at you, grilled kimchi dog).

Diggity Dog Hot Dogs & Sandwiches, 5421 Meridian Ave N, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 633 1966

DOGS. ❤️__❤️

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Matt’s Famous Chili Dogs: The Chili Dog

Matt’s Famous Chili Dogs has been serving Seattle locals for two decades. And this establishment has developed quite the following. For lovers of the down-home chili dog, Matt’s is the best in the city – 100 percent beef served in a warm bun and piled high with mustard, onions, and house-made chili. Best served alongside cheesy, chili fries and an old-fashioned milkshake.

Matt’s Famous Chili Dogs, 6615 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 768 0418

Blazing Bagels: The Bagel Dog

Blazing Bagels is doing something different with their bagels: they’re putting a dog in it. Choose from a beef or veggie dog and style of bagel: plain, everything, cheesy (asiago or cheddar), bacon cheddar chive, or jalapeño pepper jack (a fan favorite). This one requires no toppings – it’s drool-worthy as is.

Blazing Bagels, 1250 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 664 3188

BAGEL DOG TO THE RESCUE!

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Benito’s: The Chicago Dog

Benito’s is where Seattle locals and former Chicagoans can go for a taste of the Windy City. A Chicago-inspired eatery, Benito’s isn’t just famous for its deep-dish – the hot dogs here are always on point. The ‘chicago’ – a 100 percent beef 1/4 pound hot dog, yellow mustard, tomato, cucumber, onion, relish, peppers, and celery salt stacked inside a brioche bun – is the star on the menu, though the other dogs are still up to snuff. Served with house-made potato salad or coleslaw, it’s a match made in heaven.

Benito’s Chicago Eatery, 6201 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, USA, +1 206 420 7032

chicago dogs▪️seattle summertime

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Taxi Dogs: The Classic Dog

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Taxi Dogs is the spot if you just want to keep it simple; you won’t find any fancy condiments or unusual creations here. Pick your sausage – favorites include the bockwurst, with veal and pork, or the bratwurst, but there are other options like sun-dried tomato chicken, veggie, or kielbasa – and your toppings (onions, peppers, cheese, coleslaw, or chili). For the best combo of flavors, go for the bockwurst with sautéed onions and peppers, cream cheese, and drizzled with relish and mustard.
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