10 hot dog spots in Nashville, TN

Daddy's Dogs hot dogs | Photo via @daddysdogsnash

Hey, y’all, Katie here to talk about one of the most important summertime foods — hot dogs. (Fun fact: I’m in a long-distance, long-term hot dog eating contest with my friends in different states, so you can consider me a pro on scoping out the best local spots to try.) 🌭

Whether you love a traditional dog or opt for the vegetarian option, here are 10 restaurants serving up their own spin on the cookout classic.

The Band Box, First Horizon Park


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What’s a Sounds game without a classic ballpark hot dog? We wouldn’t know. 

Cori’s DogHouse, 401 S. Mt. Juliet Rd., Mt. Juliet


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Forget the lobster — hot dogs are what’s truly meant for buttered New England rolls. Here you can find 30+ state- and city-themed dogs, including the Tennessee that features chili, coleslaw, onions, mustard + relish. Bonus: sub any hot dog for a turkey dog, veggie dog, or 7 other types of sausage.

Daddy’s Dogs, multiple locations + late-night carts


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At Daddy’s Dogs you’ll find massive hot dogs, witty signage + a hilarious Instagram account. From peaches to mac and cheese, there’s hot dog toppings for every taste. ProTip: order the loaded tots on the side.

DawgHouse Saloon, 1522 Demonbreun St.

What do you get when you pair a music venue, sports bar + hot dogs? DawgHouse Saloon. Choose from a variety of food or build your own hot dog.

Double Dogs, 1807 21st Ave. S. + 4017 Charlotte Ave.

If you’re craving a hot dog but your friends aren’t on board, first of all, we’re sorry, and second, Double Dogs has got you covered. This American restaurant features a loaded menu that includes 4 hot dogs options. ProTip: if you feel the need to justify this dinner choice, you can order green beans as the side item. 

Hugh Baby’s, multiple locations

This fast-casual burger joint offers 4 types of hot dogs including a classic + chili dog. No stop at Hugh Baby’s is complete without hand-cut fries or house-made shake, so we suggest ordering both.

I Dream of Weenie, 113 S. 11th St.


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Hot dogs are the new brunch. Here you can find hashbrown casserole, eggs benedict + french toast, all featuring hot dogs.

Jay’s Chicago, see food truck locations 


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If you’re on the hunt for a classic Chicago dog, look no further. This food truck offers Vienna hot dogs, Polish sausage + bratwurst in a steamed poppy seed bun.

Nash Dogs, see food truck locations


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Order a specialty dog or build your own. If you choose the latter, be sure to ask for crushed potato chips on top. 

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, 1004 4th Ave. N.

Come for the beer, stay for the bratwurst. Pair any of the 38 beers on tap with Von Elrod’s Classic Bratwurst (sauerkraut, caramelized onions + bearwalker brown mustard) or a spicy chicken sausage with corn relish, avocado + buttermilk dill ranch.

Want to pick up some hot dogs to grill on your own? Swing by Bare Bones Butcher or Porter Road.