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Greatest American Hot Dogs (GAHD)

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7206 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855
1 800-570-4243
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery
Description: Specializing in gourmet hot dogs from around the country, Whirly Fries...
Specializing in gourmet hot dogs from around the country, Whirly Fries, and Waffsticks. Try "true-to-form" Chicago Dogs, NY Dogs, Jersey Dogs, DC Dogs, WVA Dogs, AZ Dogs... even try the new Rockville Reuben Dog and Annandale Koreatown Dog!
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Holy cow, what a dog!

We needed a place to duck in on Easter Sunday for a quick inexpensive bite before taking the Metro into Arlington. This fit the bill exactly. Simple place with a few basic items but an enormous menu when you combine all the possibilities. Excellent brat and polish. Will be back to try a foot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Timothy R
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Wentzville, Missouri
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Wentzville, Missouri
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We needed a place to duck in on Easter Sunday for a quick inexpensive bite before taking the Metro into Arlington. This fit the bill exactly. Simple place with a few basic items but an enormous menu when you combine all the possibilities. Excellent brat and polish. Will be back to try a foot long or Italian beef

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Derwood, MD
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is an update to my June 2013 review. The establishment has moved to a new location that includes more tables. The food is equally excellent.

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Derwood, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Great product. Diverse Menu. Derwood has options!A wide ranging menu. The number of POLICE VEHICLES IS MORE THAN Testament to this place. They employ local young people as well. Met the owner. A committed pro. Wish them well. They have a food truck too

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North Potomac
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This place has it all... hot dogs, half smokes, turkey dogs and much more with toppings from every local around... east coast-west coast, north and south as well as local favorites. Mine is the Reuben dog. The buns are not the grocery store variety. The onion rings are the best I've had. This is a must go to place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I was really excited when I first got the flyer from this place when they opened. I had seen Hot Dog Paradise and all of those shows on Food and Travel Channel. I really wanted to try a Chicago style dog and a "ripper". This place had all of those on the menu. We traveled all the way to the... More 

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Derwood, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Hard to find a dedicated hotdog restaurant in the Rockville Area. This place which started as a food truck has an amazing selection of dogs and fills any craving you have for the great American food. The dogs are all case dogs and have a great snap when you bite into them. The buns have a fresh made taste. All... More 

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Selection, selection, selection! Menu offers dogs topped with selections that remind you of other locations in the USA - Atlanta Dog to West Virginia Slaw Dog. Fun and creative. The selection and service are fabulous! Offers hamburgers, sausages and sides as well. A small storefront location with minimal table seating for under 30 people - guestimate. Enjoyed a Jersey Ripper... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Love this place. If you miss home and miss your local hot dog, this is the next best thing. A Chicago dog that tastes like a Chicago dog -- finally. Plus, there are all sorts of other interesting combos, some that have corned beef, others salami, others kimchi and bulgogi. Pretty solid.

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Derwood, MD
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95 reviews 95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

If you like hotdogs and sausages, this is the place to go. There are so many to choose from. When we dined this evening the food was so hot (and that's good) we had to wait a moment until it cooled down. The sweet potato fries are some of the best we've ever eaten. The only drawback is the limited... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I found out about this place on Trip Advisor. I live in Gaithersburg and I was looking for a new place to try. I am glad I found GAHD. I love hot dogs but there are not many places where you can get a good hot dog in Gaithersburg. You could schlep down to DC for a half smoke at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7206 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood, MD 20855
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Derwood
  • Phone Number: 1 800-570-4243

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Specializing in gourmet hot dogs from around the country, Whirly Fries, and Waffsticks. Try "true-to-form" Chicago Dogs, NY Dogs, Jersey Dogs, DC Dogs, WVA Dogs, AZ Dogs... even try the new Rockville Reuben Dog and Annandale Koreatown Dog!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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