20 Awesome Hot Dog Spots In Virginia


1. DC-3, DC


423 8th Street SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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This vintage hot dog joint takes cues from those glory days of American aviation– when stewardesses looked like beauty pageant contestants, pilots were heroes, and flying was a real adventure!

2. Jess’ Lunch, Harrisonburg


22 S Main St, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
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Home of the famous Jess’ burgers and hotdogs. Jess’ prides itself in their handmade freshly ground burgers and homemade chili inspired by no other than Gus Floros himself.

3. Joey’s Hot Dogs, RVA


4028 Cox Road, Suite H, Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
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This family owned hot dog place makes the best chili dogs. You can also order a turkey or veggie dog.

4. Retro’s Good Eats, Williamsburg


435 Prince George St, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Said to have the best hot dogs in town, you can load up with a choice of fourteen toppings which, in addition to the old standards, include blue cheese, cole slaw and sweet potato mustard!

5. Famous Uncle Al’s, Va Beach


Multiple Locations
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Serving Boars Head brand hotdogs, deli sandwiches & more in Hampton Roads since 1985.

6. Bo-Dogs, DC


614 E St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
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Welcome to Bo-Dogs. A simple and savory dining experience, reminiscent of the old world delicatessen. They pride themselves on preparing scrumptious food made with top quality ingredients and served with a smile!

7. The Boardwalk Cafe, Waynesboro


2556 Jefferson Hwy, Waynesboro, Virginia 22980
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The Valley’s original specialty hot dog eatery, the Boardwalk Cafe offers delicious variations on America’s favorite food — the hot dog.

8. Weenie Stand, Lynchburg


201 Alleghany Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501
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Voted best hot dogs in Lynchburg! A hot dog a day keeps the doctor away!

9. City Dogs, RVA


1309 W. Main St., Richmond, Virginia 23220
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City Dogs has an awesome menu including marinated dogs, poppy seed buns and the Miami dog with fresh salsa and cheddar!

10. Roanoke Weiner Stand, Roanoke


3601 Brandon Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke Weiner Stand is a classic family restaurant that has been around since 1916!

11. Frank and Bank Hot Dog Shop, Fredericksburg


1663 Carl D Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
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This is THE hot dog joint to go to. Bring your friends. Your family. Even your enemies. They’ll all have a good time.

12. Jak’ N Jil

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1404 E High St, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Aside from being the home of the pizza burger, Jak’ N Jil makes one good dog. For two bucks, you get a hot dog with mustard, onion and their homemade chili!

13. Bold Bite Dogs and Fries, DC


4901-B Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, Maryland 20814
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Choose from their specialty dogs and sausage sandwiches or simply “Build Your Own” by choosing your frank and bread and then topping them with over 30 toppings and sauces. Did you know that they offer vegetarian and vegan options? People love ’em!

14. Pappy’s Hotdogs, Va Beach


1253 Nimmo Parkway, Suite 112, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
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Pappy’s Hotdogs serves the freshest in Boarshead Brand hotdog’s, sausage’s and deli meats!

15. Raw Dogs, Blacksburg


200 North Mail St (Mobil Food Cart), Blacksburg, Virginia
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Raw Dogs serve incredible hot dogs in Blacksburg. Find their cart and get a dog!

16. Scooby’s Hot Dog, RVA


5201 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, Virginia 23227
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Scooby’s sells straight up traditional American hot dogs. Try the Chicago dog with celery salt.

17. Moore’s Country Store, Lynchburg


6963 Richmond Hwy, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504
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Moore’s Country Store, Inc. has been a family tradition since 1926. They are infamous for their hot dogs served with freshly made toppings and hot chili.

18. Fido’s Hot Dogs, Va Beach


977 Reon Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
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Old style hot dogs is what Fido’s Hot Dogs does best! Check in anytime, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

19. Jones Hot Dogs, Roanoke


6431 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, Virginia 24019
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Home made chili, soups and pinto beans. BBQ, Hamburgers, catfish hot smokes and breakfast. Oh, and of course hot dogs!

20. Chaps Ice Cream


223 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
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Chaps Ice Cream is a cute vintage style diner with great hot dogs and burgers.

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Judah Witkower

Judah Witkower was born in Southern California and attended USC and SCAD before settling in CVille in 2002. He loves good books, great food and walking around town with his dog, Liza Bean.