Slideshow: The Hot Dog Hall of Fame: 20 Hot Dogs We Love in America

Southern-Style Dogs: Nu-Way Weiner Stand (Macon, GA)
Southern-Style Dogs: Nu-Way Weiner Stand (Macon, GA)
This stand can’t be beat for southern-style dogs with bright, beautiful toppings. Try the coleslaw or chili on the charred, neon-red pork and beef dogs. Read more here >>
Original Hot Dog Shop (Pittsburgh)
Original Hot Dog Shop (Pittsburgh)
Don’t be fooled by the sloppy, drunk-style presentation. These dogs are the real deal and will defy all of your expectations. They cook the flat-grilled dogs to perfection, and make sure to try the phenomenal twice-fried, hand-cut fries. Read more here >>
Detroit Coney: Lafayette Coney Island (Detroit)
Detroit Coney: Lafayette Coney Island (Detroit)
A true Detroit Coney starts with a grilled, natural casing, beef-and-pork "Vienna” that’s slightly spicy, reddish-pink, just a bit longer than the bun, and blanketed with mustard, diced onions, and so much Coney sauce that it needs to be served on a plate with a knife and fork. This regional style goes down in our Hot Dog Hall of Fame, and Lafayette is serving up the best ones we’ve had. Read more here >>
The Pølser: Memphis Taproom (Philadelphia)
The Pølser: Memphis Taproom (Philadelphia)
This truck in the Memphis Taproom beer garden serves up extra-long Best Provision dogs with a variety of toppings. The best bet is this mind-blowing, Denmark-style bacon-wrapped dog topped with pickles, dijon, remoulade, and a pile of crispy fried shallots. Read more here >>
Swedish Meal Time Dog: Hot Diggity (Philadelphia)
Swedish Meal Time Dog: Hot Diggity (Philadelphia)
This occasional special is worth seeking out if you want to have a truly unique fine-dining hot dog experience. Bibb lettuce, rock shrimp salad, fried potato sticks and salmon roe top a grilled, all-beef Sabrett’s. Read more here >>
Old-School Greek Dog: Gus's (Birmingham, AL)
Old-School Greek Dog: Gus's (Birmingham, AL)
Greek hot dogs in Birmingham are a curious regional anomaly, especially the "special dog" which consists of a grill-charred cheap Zeigler brand pink weiner topped with seasoned ground beef, sauerkraut, a few chopped onions and "sauce." Gus's serves up a prime example of this style; go check it out for yourself. Read more here >>
New England-Style Dogs: Fat Frank’s (Bellows Falls, VT)
New England-Style Dogs: Fat Frank’s (Bellows Falls, VT)
This is an all-around awesome joint for gourmet (but not obnoxiously so) dogs and condiments. Most everything here is made in-house. A must-try for fresh, New England-style dogs. Read more here >>
Croque Madame Dog: Senate Pub (Cincinnati)
Croque Madame Dog: Senate Pub (Cincinnati)
Every ingredient on this haute dog is at the level of a top French restaurant. An all-beef frank arrives on a brioche roll, wrapped in black forest ham, covered in bechamel and topped with a poached egg, making this one of the most intensely gut-busting yet delicious dogs we’ve ever tasted. Read more here >>
Alligator Coney: Dixie Chili (Erlanger, KY)
Alligator Coney: Dixie Chili (Erlanger, KY)
This tiny four-inch dog might seem odd at first, but the combination of mayo, a pickle spear, hot sauce, and a large mound of shredded orange cheese on top makes for a surprisingly tasty few bites. And at $1.59 each, you might as well get a couple of them. Read more here>>
Toasted Dog: Pulliams Barbecue (Winston Salem, NC)
Toasted Dog: Pulliams Barbecue (Winston Salem, NC)
Come to this so-called barbecue restaurant for some of the best hot dogs to be found in the South. A squirt of yellow mustard, a ladle of homemade chili, and a heaping mound of the whitest, creamiest slaw top a grill-charred red dog in a butter-toasted bun. Make sure to try the homemade “Big Ed” hot sauce. Read more here >>
Italian Hot Dog: Jimmy Buff’s (West Orange, NJ)
Italian Hot Dog: Jimmy Buff’s (West Orange, NJ)
This Italian-style creation might sound like a greasy mess, but we can assure you it’s worth trying. A deep-fried dog wrapped in pizza bread with peppers and onions and fried potatoes is nearly impossible to locate outside of Jersey, so get out there and check one out for yourself. Read more here >>
Hungarian Onion Sauce-Topped Dog: Charlie’s Pool Room (Alpha, NJ)
Hungarian Onion Sauce-Topped Dog: Charlie’s Pool Room (Alpha, NJ)
Try one dog at this joint and you’ll understand why we think it should be a registered landmark. The dogs are all made to order and fried two at a time, and don’t miss a chance to get yours topped with Grandma Fencz’s homemade Hungarian onion sauce, a hybrid between traditional relish and NYC onion sauce. Read more here >>
Chicago Dog: The Weiner’s Circle (Chicago)
Chicago Dog: The Weiner’s Circle (Chicago)
One of the best, most quintessential Chicago dogs out there, served with the required tomato slices, neon green relish, and dill pickle spears, among other toppings. Read more here >>
Slaw Dog: Martie’s Hot Dog Stand (Keyser, WV)
Slaw Dog: Martie’s Hot Dog Stand (Keyser, WV)
They do West Virginia-style dogs right here, achieving the perfect balance between bread, meat, chili, and sweet, homemade coleslaw. Try one of their endless options of hot sauce to up the flavor quotient even more. Read more here >>
Polish Boy: Freddie's (Cleveland)
Polish Boy: Freddie's (Cleveland)
Okay so this last one may not be an actual hot dog, but Cleveland's signature sandwich (a giant kielbasa covered in french fries, cole slaw and barbecue sauce on a sandwich roll) still gets the same general idea across in an intensely drippy and delicious package. We guarantee it will satisfy even the deepest hot dog cravings. Read more here >>