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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 46 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $3 - $8
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic, Ice Cream
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. WI-FI.
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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. WI-FI.
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English first
Taneytown, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Arnold
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
28 helpful votes 28 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

Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We found this place on the way to OC and liked it so much, we stopped again on the way home. Clean, friendly and the food is cooked to order. Between my husband and I and bothe stops, we tried four different dogs and they were all outstanding. Beach fries are like boardwalk fries and just as good. We loved... More

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Germantown, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I finally stopped in after passing by many times in a hurry to get back home to DC. I'm glad I stopped I ordered a coney and a sweet tea. The dog had just the right amount of snap when you bit into it and the chili on top was great. I'll be stopping by again.

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Maryland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

I have passed by here many times and have always wondered if it was as good as it looked. This trip, we stopped to find out. It was. Very nicely decorated, and the food was good. Only negatives (which did not prevent me from giving the highest ratings) were the fries were not consistently cooked (some were crispy, some were... More

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This neat roadside eatery on the outskirts of Cambridge is a recommended stop going or coming from the beaches. The extra time the staff puts in toasting the buns and preparing the fries pays off when you realize this is 'fast food' that doesn't taste mass-produced. Recommended: the Crabby Frank and a Boylan's root beer. The rich soft-serve will be... More

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