Ah, behold the hot dog – a quintessential American delicacy that has been enjoyed for generations. Whether it’s called frankfurter, frank, wiener, weenie, red hot or even the infamous “dirty water dog,” it remains a beloved handheld food, especially for those on the go.
In the Hudson Valley, you’ll find plenty of places that offer hot dogs, but only a handful of legendary hot dog joints that have been serving up tube meat for decades. These places have amassed a cult-like following of fans who swear by their hot dogs, and who could blame them? After all, there’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a juicy, perfectly cooked hot dog.
Here are some of the Royalty of Hudson Valley Hot Dogs: