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!
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.
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.
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.
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 Mt. Juliet 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!”
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.
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!
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!