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O'Betty's Red Hot

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15 West State, Athens, OH 45701
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12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Hot dog restaurant

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Excellent hotdogs!

Delicious hotdogs and French fries. Friendly, helpful staff. Great job guys! Neat little hot dog museum too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Delicious hotdogs and French fries. Friendly, helpful staff. Great job guys! Neat little hot dog museum too!

Thank arj_richards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best hot dog drunk or sober. I live for a good hot dog and this place is fantastic. Be aware if you are there late you'll be eating on the sidewalk. But I'm telling you that it's so good you won't care.

Thank Jen Z
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Great unique experience PLUS great, inexpensive dinner. We like to try interesting local restaurants when traveling and tonight was a bonanza. Very small - quaint is a better word. Hot dogs however you want them with great suggestions on the menu. Only 7 tables and the cook delivered our food to the table. The hot dogs and the fresh made... More 

Thank Duke G
Lodi, Ohio
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Ate here with my daughter on a visit. It is very small, but cozy at the same time. We were the only ones on there for lunch. Staff was friendly. Our hot dogs and fries were some of the best I have ever eaten. I'll definitely come back the next time im down in Athens

Thank BrettD1973
Dayton, Ohio
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I got into Athens late on a Saturday night - fortunately, the O'Betty's to go window is open until 3 AM! We had the cheese fries and two hot dogs. Other reviewers have raved about the cheese fries but I actually liked the hot dog more - friendly service and great food. I would have given them... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Vienna, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I had seen good reviews online about this place, and we were absolutely not disappointed. During our visit we were unsure about what to do as there were people standing around outside ordering at a window. When we asked we found out the dining room was closed because they were short staffed for the night. What staff... More 

1 Thank atomic_ashley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Cool and fun place. Food great! One of Athens best places with friendly service and good food. Also great sponsor!

Thank roseazbell
Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Come for the dogs, stay for the cheese fries! O'Betty's makes an amazing specialty hot dog (I loved the Mata Hari), but the cheese fries honestly might be the best of the bunch.

1 Thank Jake Y
Albany, Ohio
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you are looking for a different way to have your hot dog-look no further! They have a great selection of hot dogs and sausage sandwiches with exotic burlesque names, from the Dixie dog with chili sauce to the Sophie an excellent bratwurst with sauerkraut, cheese and jalapeño. Really, whatever you try will become your favorite-they're that GOOD. Oh, don't... More 

Thank pidge2294
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Hit up O'Betty's with my daughter after college orientation on a recommendation from a professor. So glad we went! It's a fun and funky spot that serves up a great hot dog and delicious, hand cut fries. Wide and affordable variety of hot dogs and decor that can't be beat - burlesque meets hot dog museum. One of a kind... More 

1 Thank NBentley2014

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 West State, Athens, OH 45701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Hot dog restaurant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?