Where To Celebrate National Hot Dog Month In And Around Los Angeles


Fourth of July and hot dogs. They seem to go hand-in-hand. As a result, July has been designated National Hot Dog Month. Here’s a list of eateries where you can find some of the best hot dogs in and around Los Angeles.

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Gluten Free Dodger Dog

Dodger Dogs
Dodger Stadium
1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

There are some that attend Dodger games as much for the Dodgers as for the chance to eat a Dodger Dog (or two). At Dodger Stadium, you’ll find the classic Dodger Dog as well as veggie dogs, gluten free dogs, Brooklyn dogs, “Extreme Loaded Dogs,” and Super Dodger Dogs.

Carneys Restaurant
two locations (8351 Sunset Blvd. and 12601 Ventura Blvd.)

Carneys has been in business for 40 years and advertises itself as “probably the best hamburgers and hot dogs in the world.” Kids (and adults) will be utterly charmed when they realize they actually get to eat their meal inside an old yellow Pacific Railroad passenger train. Their menu offers a variety of choices including with chili, spicy, and a “burger dog.”

Let’s Be Frank
two trucks including at the Helms Bakery Complex (Helms Ave. between Washington and Venice Blvds.), Culver City, CA

Let’s Be Frank isn’t like other hot dog establishments. Here you’ll order your hot dogs from a food truck, and you’ll eat a hot dog that is “helping to change the world one hot dog at a time.” Family farmers supply these hot dogs which come from grass-fed animals and which contain no nitrates or nitrites. Menu choices include beef frank dogs, spicy dogs, turkey dogs, and veggie dogs. Be sure to check the website for days and hours of operation.

Pink’s Hot Dogs

709 N. LaBrea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038

It’s not uncommon to see long lines at Pink’s. It’s as much of a tourist destination as it is a local’s favorite. They’ve been in business since 1939 and have an extensive menu offering many different hot dogs — some are even named after celebrities including the “Huell Howser Dog” and the “Brando Dog.” In 2014, MapQuest selected Pink’s as the best hot dog in the state of California.

Fritzi Dog
The Original Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

At Chef Neal Fraser’s Fritzi Dog, get ready for hot dogs unlike any you’ve had before. Choose from Original or Pretzel Buns (each baked fresh each morning).  Fritzi Dogs are made from anti-biotic and hormone-free meat. There are also a variety of toppings available including different sauces, vegetables, cheese, chili, and more. Vegetarians can also choose from the popular “Carrot Dogs” that are offered.

Hot Dog on a Stick
several locations including
The Galleria at South Bay
1815 Hawthorne Blvd. #309, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

While the menu has expanded over the years, you’ll still find the classic “Hot Dog on a Stick” here. You can select from the original turkey, a veggie style, or a Nathan’s Famous all-beef hot dog.

Cupid’s Hot Dogs
three locations including
20030 Vanowen Blvd., Canoga Park, CA

Cupid’s Hot Dogs was established 70 years ago, and all three locations are still owned and operated by the original founding family. The menu is relatively simple, but you’ll find classics such as chili, mustard, onions, and relish. Or you can customize your hot dog with your own favorite condiments. Each location may also offer their own additional menu items.

Dog Haus
several locations including
3817 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91505

The first Dog Haus opened in 2010 in Pasadena. Since then, several southern California locations have opened and proven to be very popular. Dog Haus serves “100% all-beef skinless Haus Dogs and Haus Sausages.” A variety of hot dogs are available, and veggie dogs can also be served on request. (Each location may offer a slightly different menu selection).

Fab Hot Dogs
19417 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA 91355

There are plenty of options at Fab Hot Dogs. You can select one of the House Specialty Dogs or build your own. All hot dogs are available in a regular size or foot-long size. A variety of toppings are available so you can truly customize your hot dog. Turkey dogs, veggie dogs, and Polish Sausages are also available.

Original Tommy’s Hamburgers
several locations including
2575 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

There may be many Tommy’s locations, but the one on Beverly Boulevard is the original, and some say, the most popular. While some may only know Tommy’s for their hamburgers, their chili dogs and chili cheese dogs are also incredibly popular. And, if you desire, you can always ask for extra chili and it will be provided at no additional charge.

Larry’s Chili Dog
3122 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505

Nothing fancy at this local favorite. But you’ll find hot dogs and chili that Burbank residents rave about and keep coming back for more. Popular menu items include the chili cheese dog and the Chicago dog. Turkey dogs and veggie dogs are also available. Keep in mind that they’re closed on Sundays.



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