Craving a hotdog? You're not alone. In fact, it is estimated that Americans consume 20 million hotdogs annually and they are said to be served in 95% of homes in the United States. Nevertheless, not all hotdogs are created equal, and if you are in an area that you are unfamiliar with or simply have not yet found the best American restaurants in your area, finding a tasty hotdog can be a bit of a challenge. With that in mind, here are 5 places to find an awesome hotdog in Boston.
Spike’s Junkyard Dogs
A restaurant that boasts about having "the world's best hotdogs, maybe better", Spike's Junkyard Dogs actually doesn't sell any junk at all. Made from 100% beef, Spike's provides their customers with hotdogs that are fresh-never frozen, seasoned with natural spices, filler-free, and served on freshly baked buns. Located at 108 Brighton St., right near the route 57 Brighton Ave. at Linden Street MBTA stop, stop by for a signature Junkyard topped with scallions, banana peppers, and pickles, or create your own.
A local gym that was started by three local university grads who were laid off from their company during a recession, it's almost impossible to get any more Boston than Saus. Offering yummy comfort foods made from scratch all in a casual setting, no matter if you are looking for a beef, pork, or vegetarian option, Saus has you covered. Located at 33 Union Street, right near the route 97 Congress St. opp Hanover St. MBTA stop, get your dog with a side of papaya slaw, topped with chili cheese, or whatever combination makes your mouth water.
Cusser's Roast Beef and Seafood
A comfy little location that comes complete with a convenient street-side window, Cusser's is a dynamic eatery unlike any other. Known for having the best lobster roll in Boston, as well as some of the top dogs, the Pearl Kountry Klub Hotdog, which is topped in their special house mustard and bread and butter relish, is well worth the trip. Stationed at 304 Stuart St., right near the route 504 MBTA stop on Saint James Ave., stop by for their famous dog and maybe grab some of their delectable seafood while you're there.
Publico Street Bistro & Garden
Conveniently located at 11 Dorchester St., right near route 9 at E. Broadway at G St., Publico Street Bistro & Garden is a go-to for the hotdogs you crave. Dine in the open-air atrium that has long since been a neighborhood hotspot; choose your own dog or be bold and try the Hot Dawg, which is topped with tangy lime mayo, pineapple salsa, poblano chili, and bacon. Either way, you can't go wrong.
Sullivan's Castle Island
Located in South Boston at 2080 William J Day Blvd., Sullivan's Castle Island can be easily reached via route 7 at Farragut Rd opp E 2nd St. Serving everything from a savory breakfast to seafood dinners, and much more. And if you're looking for a hotdog, this place makes only the yummiest Kayem hotdogs with all-natural casings grilled and served on toasted rolls.
Searching for great hotdogs in Boston shouldn't be hard. Try any of these locations and you're bound to taste one of the best hotdogs you've ever had!