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The Best Hot Dogs in Nashville

Hot dogs seem to be a polarizing topic. “They’re gross.”, They’re delicious!”; “They’re just sandwiches that you eat sideways.”, “They are definitely not sandwiches!”; “You can only eat them in the summer”, “I love hot dogs cooked over a fire on a cold night!”, and the list goes on. But hot dogs have made a comeback in recent years, and we’re not mad about it! Even better, they didn’t just come back, they came back bigger and better than ever. But we’re not talking about the day-old roller grill dogs that you get at the gas station on the corner, or the boiled weenies you had at your family reunion last summer. We’re talking about 100% premium meat, gourmet hot dogs with toppings that you never imagined putting on a hot dog! So, we are going to tell you where you can find the best of these delicious delicacies in Nashville, TN! Make sure to check out our Video below to watch us get up close and personal with these dogs! ;)

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Daddy’s Dogs

(5205 Centennial Blvd.)

If you’re looking for a no muss, no fuss kind of place with amazing speciality hot dogs and cheap beer, then this former gas station turned gourmet hot dog restaurant is right up your alley! Started as a food cart in 2015, Daddy’s Dogs quickly made a name for itself as having some of the best hot dogs in Nashville. In 2017, they opened their flagship store in The Nations neighborhood. Now with 5 locations (3 food carts and 2 permanent locations), Nashville can’t seem to get enough of Daddy’s Dogs! The only seating offered at the Nations location is outdoor, and the rest of the locations are to-go only. The brightly colored yellow and red decor is for some reason nostalgic and they don’t hide the fact that “size matters” as it is plastered on a large storage container right next to the order window at their flagship location. And as far as the food goes, these dogs are good! Like… REALLY good! The buns are locally baked, then toasted to perfection on the grill before slamming an all beef grilled dog on, then adding a generous helping of toppings. You can find some of your favorite classics like Chicago and New York style as well as some Daddy’s Dogs originals like the “Music City” dog (with bacon, cheddar cheese, onion, and BBQ sauce) and the “Big Daddy” dog (with cream cheese, bacon, pickle, grilled onion, jalapeño, and Daddy’s Secret Sauwce). But it doesn’t matter if you stick to one of the classics or branch out of your comfort zone, you’re not going to be disappointed! And a major plus is that they are open for lunch and dinner!

Our Order:

  • Big Daddy ($8) - Daddy Dog topped with Cream cheese, bacon, pickle, grilled onion, jalapeño, and daddy’s secret sauce.