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Hot Spot Cool Eats

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3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 443-225-5225
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Free standing building directly on westbound Rt. 50 With ample free...
Free standing building directly on westbound Rt. 50 With ample free parking. Rt. 50 Crossover in front for easy eastbound traffic access. Nice outdoor and indoor seating or carryout. Eatery with some unique and local retail items. New Pop Shop area offering a wide selection of retro, all natural and unusual bottled sodas. Smith Island Cakes, slices or whole. WI-FI.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second chance

We gave this place a second chance. This time we were prepared for slow (cooked to order) service. The hot dogs were very good ---extensive selection---and the beverages looked interesting. Still, there is not much activity here for some reason. We were pleased to be able to buy a Smith... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
TownsendDelaware
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Delaware
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Hotspot has the best veggie hotdog I've tasted. In addition they sell fun brewed sodas: cucumber, Apple,etc Spice, and many I've never seen, picnic style seating inside

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Delaware
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We gave this place a second chance. This time we were prepared for slow (cooked to order) service. The hot dogs were very good ---extensive selection---and the beverages looked interesting. Still, there is not much activity here for some reason. We were pleased to be able to buy a Smith Island Cake here. The outdoor gardens/landscaping are lovely. Give it... More 

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Denton, Maryland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Had to sit and order out side. Food took to long and because it was after 7 kids could not use bathroom. Also they had not water due to high bacteria levels.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Cool little place to grab lunch. Right off of the highway and convenient. Gets busy fast though. Awesome pop shop as well.

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Cambridge, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Worst service I ever had and have never been so disrepected by any business to which I paid for service. I ordered cheese fries and when I got them there was some cheese, not sauce, as advertised, in the middle, a small amount on top and the bottom. I asked for more sauce and some small man with grey hair... More 

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1hotdiggitydog2, Owner at Hot Spot Cool Eats, responded to this review

Your review is not accurate and we have a video record which shows what actually happened. This was a terrible encounter with a difficult person. After receiving the cheese fries that she ordered, she dumped the cheese fries (with cheese on top and in the middle) upside-down into a food tray and complained that there wasn't enough cheese. Sensing that... More 

Berlin, Maryland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here 4 or 5 times on the way to Baltimore. The hot dogs and fries are really good. You can tell the food is freshly cooked and the restaurant is very clean. Wish I could try all the different dogs. This place is doing it right.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've only gotten ice cream here a couple of times but it is by far the best soft serve in town. Beats the pants off of Dairy Queen that's for sure!

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Cambridge, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a local favorite for milkshakes and Boardwalk Fries when we don't want the drive and tourists at the ocean. Love that my dog gets a cookie when we stop by, too! The many bottles of classic and natural, hard to find sodas are a wonderful addition. Owner is nearly always on site and takes a lot of pride... More 

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Centreville, Maryland
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great selection of a variety of hot dogs. Veggie, all beef, polish sausage, etc. Custom selections include a Coney Island, Chicago, New Yorker or you can build your own. Each order is made fresh and hot and served to order. The boardwalk fries only compliment the great dogs! The shop itself also has great finds like their Pop Shop- a... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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208 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stopped here on the way home from the beach last weekend for a filler as we had a late lunch and had been meaning to stop here sometime as we drive by here all the time. We ordered the corn dog for my wife (she claims it's one the best she's had) and I had the Chicago Dog with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 443-225-5225

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Cafe, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Free standing building directly on westbound Rt. 50 With ample free parking. Rt. 50 Crossover in front for easy eastbound traffic access. Nice outdoor and indoor seating or carryout. Eatery with some unique and local retail items. New Pop Shop area offering a wide selection of retro, all natural and unusual bottled sodas. Smith Island Cakes, slices or whole. WI-FI.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?