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Cow Dog

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American, Hot Dogs
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215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
These people have it going on

Best cup of coffee in the west. Cozy place to drink it. Friendly staff. Heck, there was even some reading around. They open early, so travelers should tank up before they hit the road.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Diana B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The hot dogs my husband and I ate were just ok. They weren't great. I can't imagine how they got to be #1 in Alpine. They were hired for a wedding I attended this summer, and that was cool. Many people enjoyed that. It's a cool vibe, and I know many folks love the Cowdog truck. It's very similar to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best cup of coffee in the west. Cozy place to drink it. Friendly staff. Heck, there was even some reading around. They open early, so travelers should tank up before they hit the road.

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited Cow Dog on a recent visit to Alpine and would gladly return. The chef does great things with hot dog toppings. There was huge variety (considering the relatively small space offered by a food truck). They also have specials. Despite being a food truck, Cow Dog has covered seating available (and from what I understand a bathroom available).... More 

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Fort Davis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Been around Alpine on a Friday night? and hungry for dogs. Alan has what you need...A great food truck experience. Great service. family friendly, great line up of dogs for the most discerning pallets. Actually a great sight for reds eyes after a live music night @ The Blues... have no fear Cow Dog is near...my last stop was Gallery... More 

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Washington D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Food Truck with shade porch for eating lunch. Delicious dogs with huge selection (and I don't usually eat hot dogs). Great pulled pork sandwich as well.

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Terlingua, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

There have to be at least a dozen different way that the Cow Dog can! While I've had it suggested as a quick stop for a good treat, this is the first time I've tried them and I will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

The very best -tasty 😋 and fresh- dog you've ever had(I'm sure!). I have to wait for a while until they opened their' doors ' but it didn't matter because there was a nice café right the same yard!

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Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cow Dog is on everyone's bucket list to visit when they come to alpine - with good reason:). Innumerable variations on hot dog goodness that will surprise and delight ur palate - all served up by a whimsical food truck and it's hilarious and dedicated owner, Alan.

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Marfa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

ive much enjoyed 1 or few great Dogs dishes they serve. sugest for '' bettter dan you average dog shop. like a Philly in a tube? my 'poor mans steak dinner on a bun. on main street/hiway headin east so cant miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We do not eat hog dogs to often but the hot dogs this place makes are the best we ever have had!!! The only con was the 15 minute wait to get our dogs. Very friendly people that run the old motor home cow dog hot dog stand. I will be stopping here again.

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Address: 215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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  • Address: 215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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