Ah, hot dogs. The unofficial “official” food of summer. But did you know that July is National Hot Dog Month? Well now you do! And here are some of our favorite East Tennessee eateries specializing in the noble frankfurter! Did we miss one? Let us know!
Knox Public House
To say The Public House is one of our favorite hot dog stops would be an understatement. Not only do they feature a sampling of unique flavor combinations, you can pair them with wine, craft beer, and a serving of some of their gourmet popcorn!
Collard Kimchi with cilantro and Sriracha Honey sauce.
PRO TIP: Add Pimento Cheese with Benton’s Bacon. Trust us. Just… trust us.
Offering the widest selection of hot dogs we’ve ever seen, Curious Dogs raises the bar on flavor combinations! But it doesn’t stop there. They’ve got epic sandwiches and excellent brews to help it all wash down.
The Curious Dog with house sauce, BBQ sauce, potato salad, and bacon.
If you’re looking for a SERIOUS eats challenge, try the Biggie Smalls… It’s a full pound of hot dog with pastrami, honey mustard, sriracha, jalapenos, and coleslaw piled high on a french roll. Go big or go home with the full 24″ serving!
D & B Hot Dogs and Ice Cream
What two things better signify Summer?! No seriously… D & B keeps it classic all year round. Check out one of their seriously delicious flavors, or build your own! And don’t forget to get that hand-spun milkshake on the side!
The Hawt Dog with chili, spicy pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and sour cream.
If you want something extra with your dog and ice cream, try one of their Elvis Pockets, a toasted bun filled with peanut butter and bananas. You’ll be in hunka-hunka burnin’ love!
If you like some sports bar with your hot dog, than THIS is the place for you! With more on than just franks, they’ll bowl you over with their dog-inspired atmosphere, beer selection, and sports on every TV!
The Breakfast Dog with American cheese, one bacon strip, two fried eggs and grilled onions.
Sit. Stay. Eat. And DEFINITELY get a side of their legendary fried pickles. They do not disappoint!
Campfire Hotdogs on Pedestrian Mall
This University of Tennessee staple is one of the most popular spots on campus! With homemade toppings, natural ingredients, and incredible prices, it’s obvious why Campfire leaves a lasting impression!
The Chicago Dog with mustard, relish, onions, sport peppers, dill pickle spears and celery salt
Head to UT Campus Monday they Friday to experience these delicious dogs. And try their homemade Cole slaw! It’s a southern classic done right!
Knox Wurst Food Truck
One of Knoxville’s newest food trucks ALSO features two of our favorite items: Hot Dogs (and sausages) and Nachos! Looks like we have a real contender for best on-the-go eating!
The Strange Ways with an Andouille Sausage, Gorgonzola sauce, Pear Compote, and Rosemary.
Make sure to check out the calendar on their website so you don’t have to play Where’s Waldo. Plan your trip accordingly!