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Hot Spot Cool Eats

3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 443-225-5225
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Ranked #14 of 48 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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.
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English first
Cambridge, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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New York City, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

WHAT?? A hotdog place where they serve veggie dogs, with all the fixings topped off with fries and black cherry soda??? OMG I'm in heaven! Diet, I'll see you tomorrow. For the non veggies , their foot long hot dog is a must. With fries of coarse. Don't let this place go without at least a try. You'll be back.

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Taneytown, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I have passed Hot Spot Cool Eats for the last several months going to and coming from the shore for work. Today I stopped in. I had a great meal for the foods they advertise. The fries were great, my hot dog was fantastic, and took advantage of them carrying Smith Island cake and had a piece. I plan to... More 

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Towson, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We heard this spot was good so decided to stop... I had the Oyster Puppies(oysters on a roll) and my husband had the hot dog with chili and fries. My oysters were the best breaded oysters I think I've ever had! Very cute inside, though we sat outside at a picnic table in the sun. Since they cook to order... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Over 25 minute wait for hot dog and fries and the place was not busy at all. The hotdog tasted ok, the fries were soft and greasy. Not to mention overpriced. Not worth the wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Our family stopped here with our 2 dogs and had a great time. We were able to sit outside in a cute garden with our dogs while enjoying their soft pretzels and specialty hot dogs. The cream soda and Smith Island Cake for dessert was definitely a plus as well! We definitely will be stopping here again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stopped in on the way home from Ocean City. The service was very good. The hot dogs were great. The ambience was great...it's a very cool place.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a really great place for hot dogs. The fries are also wonderful. It takes a little time to get your order but it is worth the wait. Nice place to take the kids.

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

Thanks so much for your positive feedback. We hope we'll see you again soon! More 

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Additional Information about Hot Spot Cool Eats

Address: 3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone Number: +1 443-225-5225
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
Average Prices: USD 3 - 8
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Ice Cream

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