While there’s an endless list of amazing restaurants to try in Philadelphia, sometimes you just need a quick bite. Whether you’re on the go, in a rush, or just want a quick meal, I would argue you can’t go wrong with hot dogs. The best part about hot dogs is you’ll have a cheap and easy meal that’s still satisfying and delicious. Plus, you get to pick your own toppings to customize it to your taste.
Whether you like your dogs plain or fancy, there’s a perfect place for whatever you’re craving. From small, local hot dog stand to burger chains that are known all over the country, the hot dogs on my list are sure to make you and your stomach happy. Keep reading to learn a bit more about each location!
Lucky’s Last Chance – Manayunk
4421 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
Phone: (215) 509-6005
With over 1,000 reviews on Google, Lucky’s Last Chance is clearly a fan favorite when it comes to all things hot dogs. This local restaurant offers burgers, hot dogs, fries and more. They also offer craft beer, wine, and cocktails.
The menu at Lucky’s Last Chance is full of delicious options, but the hot dogs are the star of the show. We recommend the voodoo, last chance coney, good ol’ dog, or scorpion dog. Be sure to get some mac and cheese or tots on the side!
A1234 N Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
Phone: (215) 423-2280
Looking for a quick place to grab a bite? Check out Johnny’s Hots. This local spot is actually just a little food stand that has been running for years. Serving up hotdogs and other Philly favorites, this is the perfect meal on-the-go.
Johnny’s Hots offers breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, and lunch sandwiches. Be sure to try the hot dog or hot sausage and customize it to your taste. Topping options include mustard, ketchup, relish, onions, sauerkraut, pepper hash, pickles, mayo, horseradish, and tartar sauce!
A. P. J. Texas Weiner
47 N 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 665-8081
Though lesser known than some of the spots on our list, A.P.J. Texas Weiner is a spot you won’t want to miss when it comes to hot dogs. This little restaurant serves breakfast as well as hotdogs and other selections for lunch.
A.P.J. offers a modest menu, but there’s still plenty tasty things to order. Try out the all-day breakfast, cheesesteaks, or hot dogs, of course. Make sure to try the hot dogs with onions and their special sauce!
1527 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: (215) 972-1375
Everyone knows the commercial chain Five Guys for their burger and fries, but did you know they have delicious hot dogs too? This restaurant has been in business since 1986 and has been widely successful ever since.
Serving burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and fries, there’s a lot to enjoy here. We recommend the cheese dog, bacon dog, bacon cheese dog, or cheese burger if you want something else. Be sure to grab a milkshake for dessert!
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 923-1723
Hoping to grab a hot dog that stands out from the rest? Head over to Miller’s Twist in Philadelphia. Running since 2008, this local shop serves up delicious and fresh-baked pretzels you won’t want to miss.
Miller’s Twist’s menu is full of amazing pretzel options, including pretzel-wrapped hot dogs. Be sure to try the pretzel cheese dog, jumbo dog, plain pretzel dog, or breakfast roll up if you’re in the mood for something else. Don’t forget to order a milkshake with your hot dog!
Lenny’s Hot Dogs
606 W St Rd, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 355-7616
Finishing up our list of hot dogs is Lenny’s Hot Dogs. This local hot dog shop isn’t as well known as some of the other spots, but is just as tasty. People love the food, service, and affordable prices at this place.
Lenny’s Hot Dogs serves up a wide selection of hot dogs, fish cakes, and more. The hot dogs are old-school Philly style and feature toppings like pepper hash, Dusseldorf mustard, chili, sauerkraut, and hot sauce!
As you can see, there’s a wide range of place to grab a dog when out and about in Philly. From little hot dog stands, to full service restaurants, and even large chains, the hot dogs are endless in this city.
Which place will you try first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you drop us a line and we’ll check it out!