The 10 Best Hot Dog Joints in Tennessee!

Hot dog cravings are one of those feelings that you really can’t shake until you get your hands on one. We’ve all been there! Tennessee is home to some of the best dogs around, some that may even challenge Chicago’s famous franks. Check out our favorites from around the Volunteer State! 

1. I Dream of Weenie, Nashville, TN

This funky VW bus hot dog “stand” is iconic in the East Nashville neighborhood. With an every day menu and rotating “Daily Dreams” specials, you will surely enjoy whichever all-beef, turkey or tofu dog you choose. Make sure to bring a blanket so you can sit on their lawn or take your hot dog to go to enjoy at home.  

2. D & B’s Hot Dogs and Ice Cream, Knoxville, TN

If you find yourself in Knoxville, head on over to D & B’s for a nice juicy dog. They have both classic and unique menu items like the “I’m Only One Man Dog,” which is a classic hot dog topped with pulled pork. Their wide variety of ice cream flavors make for the perfect dessert after your meal.

3. Good Dog, Chattanooga, TN

Good Dog’s bold décor provides a unique environment for hot dog fanatics to dine in! Here you’ll find many different dogs and sausages that you’ll have a hard time choosing only one from. Go for the chicken-apple if you’re in the mood for a yummy sausage or try the pimento cheese dog if you’re feeling a classic hot dog. Regardless of what you choose, it’s hard to go wrong with their extensive menu.

4. Smoky Mountain Shakes-N-Dawgs, Gatlinburg, TN

Nothing’s better than a delicious dog from Smoky Mountain Shakes-N-Dawgs after a long hike in Gatlinburg! From Mac-n-Cheese Dawgs to Moonshine Dawgs and everything in between, there is something on their menu to satisfy anyone’s appetite. This hidden gem is one of the favorites among locals, so you know it must be good.

5. Cori’s DogHouse, Nashville, TN

With 38 signature hot dogs and 35 toppings to choose from, you won’t know which dog to try first. Their butter-grilled New England-style buns are the staple of each selection. They melt right in your mouth! If you frequent Nashville and really want to call yourself a hot dog lover, challenge yourself to try each dog (with no time or day limit) and you’ll make it on their “Wall ‘O Wieners!”

6. Chi-Town Hot Dogs, Clarksville, TN

Chit-Town Hot Dogs is the place to go if you’re craving an authentic Chicago-style hot dog. Serving up Vienna beef dogs, polish sausages, bratwursts and more, this hidden gem is the perfect place to go for a quick bite to eat in Clarksville. 

7. Curious Dog, Knoxville, TN

Looking for a hot dog joint to bring a group? Head on over to Curious Dog in Knoxville for unique dogs and old school video games to play with your friends or family. Try the Thai dog if you’re feeling adventurous or the Texan if you want something delicious and simple.

8. Street Eats, Johnson City, TN

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned street dog! Street Eats is the go-to cart if you’re looking for yummy hot dog in Johnson City. Specials like “El Gringo” with cheese, jalapeños, and Dorito dust are unlike any other you may find in the city!

9. Hot Diggity Dogs, Nashville, TN

If you find yourself in the Sobro neighborhood in Nashville, you must try Hot Diggity Dogs. Their dogs are charred or steamed and their ingredients are shipped directly from the Windy City itself! 

10. Miss Griffin’s Footlong Hot Dogs, Chattanooga, TN

Miss Griffin’s has been serving up some of the best hot dogs in Tennessee since 1939. Their classic “Miss Griffin” dog was the first and only hot dog Willie Mae Griffin would serve when she first opened the original stand, complete with hot sauce, mustard, onions and her famous secret relish recipe. Give it a try!

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