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Gus's Hot Dogs

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1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
205-251-4540
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still a great lunch

There aren't as many great hotdog stands in town as there used to be, and that's a shame. But one things for certain. Gus' Hot Dogs on 4th Avenue North remains one of the best. I had my usual order - two specials with chips and a drink. The dogs are delicious, the prices are great, and the service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

There aren't as many great hotdog stands in town as there used to be, and that's a shame. But one things for certain. Gus' Hot Dogs on 4th Avenue North remains one of the best. I had my usual order - two specials with chips and a drink. The dogs are delicious, the prices are great, and the service is... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I got lucky at Gus's and if you're careful, you can too. Weekday lunch at Gus's has the potential to be a very aggravating experience, but we just happened to get there at the right time, about 11:40 - 11:45 AM. Our theory is that the 11:00 crowd has eaten and left and the 12:00 crowd has... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

there was a time you could get a hot dog on every corner in Birmingham but not today -- so many of these places are gone -- Gus's is still there and a place i go on a lot of Saturdays -- friendly -- a great dog -- got all the stuff on it that i like -- you'll see... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

IF you have the time to visit. I saw a lot of locals there. I ordered a bologna sandwich and a small sweet tea which was delicious. Closes at 5pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I love hot dogs. Give me hot dogs over burgers any day. That being said there are LOTS of places in Birmingham to satiate your hot dog hunger. I prefer dining at this Gus's location. There is a sort of novelty about eating in a place that is maybe the width of a single car garage. There is a sense... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First, let me say that the location in the picture with this review is NOT the 4th Avenue North location for which these reviews reference. It's not even close. The 4th Avenue North location is the textbook definition of a "hole in the wall." But don't let that fool you. The service is quick, and the food is outstanding. If... More 

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Daleville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I happened on this place while in town and just wanted to try something local instead of the chain places. If I'm ever in town again will definitely make a trip back. Don't expect some fancy flashy sign or a sit down diner atmosphere. I was using google maps walking directions and actually walked right past it. It's a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

My daughter and I visitied Gus's for the first time last week(1-24-12) we rode downtown looking for I guess a large sign or something.. What we found was a small duplex styled building no pizzazzy paint, No elaborate signs just a building with a large window BUT Don't let the outside fool ya! Oh yeah.. It's plain alright, as is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

Not as good as it used to be, but maybe I'm just getting old. Still the best hotdog in Birmingham any way you like it and I like it with the Kraut, onions and sauce; best hot dog atmosphere. Stand and eat.

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  • Address: 1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-251-4540

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