Slideshow: 9 Thanksgiving-Themed Hot Dogs

Senate Pub | Cincinnati
Senate Pub | Cincinnati
Senate is an ultra-gourmet hot dog restaurant in Cincinnati (remember their Croque Madame Dog from last year?) that's pulling out all the stops for its Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Dog, available this Friday only.

The applewood smoked bacon-turkey-cranberry sausage is made in house, and is served on a brioche roll topped with duck fat fried stuffing fritters, cranberries soaked in Wild Turkey bourbon, and chicken gravy flecked with bits of crispy chicken skin. Beautiful.

1214 Vine Street, Cincinnati OH 45202 (map); 513-421-2020; senatepub.com

[Photograph: Senate Pub]

Tubby Dog | Calgary
Tubby Dog | Calgary
Tubby Dog is wild hot dog joint and concert space that easily makes some of the craziest next-level dogs I've ever seen. Their Thanksgiving special The Gobbler has been around for a few years, the 2011 incarnation consisting of a honey-garlic turkey sausage buried underneath a mountain of sauteed onions, stuffing, gravy, apple sauce and melted cheese. And a side of pumpkin pie.

1022 17 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2T 0A5, Canada (map); 1 403-244-0694; tubbydog.com

[Photograph: Tubby Dog]

Dirty Frank's | Columbus, Ohio
Dirty Frank's | Columbus, Ohio
Two years ago when we first featured a Thanksgiving dog for Hot Dog Of The Week, Dirty Frank's Franksgiving Dog was one of the only of its kind. Back by popular demand, it's your choice of a veggie or all-beef dog on a poppy seed bun topped with stuffing, giant scoops of mashed potato, dripping with hot gravy, and cranberry on the side. Wash it down with awesome local draft beer or a Frostop root beer float made with Jeni's ice cream.

248 South 4th Street, Columbus OH 43215 (map); 614-824-4673, dirtyfrankscolombus.com

[Photograph: Dirty Frank's]

Frank | Austin
Frank | Austin
Two-year-old Frank is a modern hot dog emporium and bar known for their awesomely decadent and creative specials (seriously, look at that menu: waffle fry poutine and green chile pimento cheese bacon dogs?!?), including this month's Turducken, a house made turkey, duck, and chicken sausage loaded with jalapeno-cranberry-pecan stuffing and topped with pumpkin butter. Whoa. Open Friday.

407 Colorado Street, Austin TX 78701 (map); 512-494-6916; hotdogscoldbeer.com

[Photograph: Frank]

The Red Hot | Tacoma, WA
The Red Hot | Tacoma, WA
One of the country's newest hot dog gastropubs, the Red Hot features regional dogs (Chicago, Detroit, Seattle) and sausages along with wild concoctions like a peanut butter and bacon dog, and this TRH T-dog special consisting of a turkey dog covered in mashed yukon gold potatoes, turkey gravy, and cranberry sauce.

Along with the dogs—surprisingly affordable for this sort of place averaging less than 4 bucks each—they have 12 different craft beers on tap.

2914 6th Avenue, Tacoma WA 98406 (map); 253-779-0229; redhottacoma.com

[Photograph: The Red Hot]

Po Dog | Seattle
Po Dog | Seattle
A sleek gourmet hot dog restaurant featuring all sorts of crazy specialty dogs like the deep fried hot dog-cucumber-cream cheese sushi "Po roll." Their annual Thanksgiving Dog is available the entire month of November: your choice of all-beef, veggie dog, or sausage topped with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, with a side of cranberry.

1009 East Union Street, Seattle WA 98122 (map); 856-966-2616; podogs.com

[Photograph: Po Dog]

Bark | Brooklyn
Bark | Brooklyn
Brooklyn's well known artisanal hot dog boutique Bark is taking a way different approach than the usual dog topped with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Their Autumn Dog is actually a super-healthy veggie dog topped with butternut squash, sautéed kale, and toasted pumpkin seeds. Open Friday and all weekend.

474 Bergen Street, Brooklyn NY 11217 (map); 718-789-1939;‎ barkhotdogs.com

[Photograph: Bark]

Wiener and Still Champion | Chicago
Wiener and Still Champion | Chicago
Chicago's hot-dog-stand-on-steroids is a favorite of Serious Eats, even making into the new book with their glorious hand-cut skin on fries cooked in beef tallow. For the Thanksgiving season owner Gus Nunya is rocking two seasonal dipping sauces: a not-too-sweet pumpkin pie aoili made with actual pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, along with a vinegary salty-sweet candied sweet potato mustard.

802 Dempster, Evanston IL 60202 (map); 847-869-0100; wienerandstillchampion.com

[Photograph: Wiener and Still Champion]