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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, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best hot dogs around

We discovered Cow Dogs a couple years ago. It is no wonder that they are rated number one in Alpine. I don't think their menu has changed much in that time but what we have had been great. They have been very imaginative by coming up with some interesting menu items. Soft drinks and water is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Texas
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Texas
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We discovered Cow Dogs a couple years ago. It is no wonder that they are rated number one in Alpine. I don't think their menu has changed much in that time but what we have had been great. They have been very imaginative by coming up with some interesting menu items. Soft drinks and water is available. Staff is friendly... More 

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Fort Davis, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just Amazing! I do not go enough....There is not one dog I have tried that I dislike they are all ambrosial....just lovely

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Manns Harbor, North Carolina
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Excellent, wonderful, great hot dogs... served with a smile from cool people. I would eat there 3 or 4 times a week if I lived in Alpine (check their hours and days open as they are sometimes closed).

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Kerrville, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Enjoyed these dogs a year ago, even better and more choices now. Tried the Green chiles and cheese dog with fritos on top and the German with sauerkraut this time - SO good! Open patio is dog friendly, locals and travelers enjoy visiting while eating. Good food and fun!

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Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

If you are in Alpine you should really check out the Cow Dog food truck. They serve some really good dogs at a really good price. All of this occurs in the confines of a very cool baby blue 70's square box Winnebago RV. The food truck is usually parked at the Plaine coffee shop on Holland Avenue, but it... More 

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Austin, TX
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226 reviews 226 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Best $3 lunch in Alpine, a small hot dog with a grilled Hebrew Nat'l frank, relish, mustard & a good bun. Yay!

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Clifton, Tx
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109 reviews 109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We read the good reviews, ordered two different dogs, loved the food! Great flavors, cooking style, and quantity for reasonable prices!

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Alpine, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Cow Dogs is a unique food truck in a unique part of west TX. They offer a large selection of gourmet hot dogs, tater flops, and Frito Pie plus chips and drinks out of a 1970's light blue Winnebago. You can select your own toppings or select from one of their specialty dogs. I had their Green Chili Cheese Dog... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My husband had the Mexican Dog, I had the Street Dog. Both were really good! They split the dog down the middle and grill it a bit then they have all types of toppings and some "signature" dogs. We really liked it!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After you have eaten at Cow Dog, you will definitely know why it is ranked #1. Every Dog we have tried has been soo good. Dogs come loaded so be sure to take the extra napkins and offered knife and fork, unless that is you like your lunch dripping down your chin. Lunches are served on paper foil, so my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?