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226 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739-5220
828-697-0374
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Short Order Grill

Everything here is great...from the hot dogs....hamburgers...BLTs...greek salads and more. Love the onion rings. Just plain ole good food. I eat here regularly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Bigolebubba
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Etowah, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Etowah, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Everything here is great...from the hot dogs....hamburgers...BLTs...greek salads and more. Love the onion rings. Just plain ole good food. I eat here regularly.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Great hot dogs, great salad, great fries....have been here three times now and each time the food is hot, fresh and tasty. Don't be put off by the long lines...the kitchen knows what they're doing and the line moves pretty fast. They only accept cash or checks, so don't forget that.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

This place is just fun and an experience not to be missed. We have been here dozens of times, driving to this lovely mountain town of Hendersonville just to eat there and have the hot dog experience. Yes, they have other foods but why bother? All of life is a hot dog and Steve, the owner, and his hustling staff... More 

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Sioux Falls
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I know, I know it's only a hot dog! But the foot long jumbo with the works (chili, cheese and coleslaw) took me back to Chicago "dawg joints" that I frequented growing up. Although the hot dog did not have the "snap" that Vienna red hots have, I enjoyed the meal including fresh fries and a soft drink (pop) for... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Hot Dog World seems like a local early version of Sonic with better food. It is an older building in Hendersonville where possibly in the past you could order from your car, but now it is dine-in and carry out only. You order by waiting in usually a long but fast moving line, then take your tray of food to... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place is always crowded, but I just don't get it. Oscar Meyer weiners? Really? When there are so many really good New York of Boston style frankfurters - spicy and not - available. Went once, was sorely disappointed. Sorry... just me tuppence.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I don't get it. The place stays packed to the rafters, for a boiled hot dog??? Really. It is cheap and that may be the attraction. I found the food just tolerable and have subsequently found much better hot dogs close by. I would suggest you explore other options.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I have been to Hot Dog World many times over the last several years, and have never had a bad experience. I have not had any other fast food hot dogs that even begin to compare with theirs. My favorite is the slaw dog- it is very tasty! I have had several other items on the menu as well, and... More 

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Best local place, well in my opinion! Always hot, fresh, and tasteful. There is always a line, which is a good sign. The mechanics been the counter is amazing to watch. Everyone knows their role and executes it with precision. I go back often!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have been to this restaurant for about 10 years, but never wrote a reveiw about this great place. My most recent visit was around the 20th of Oct.2014. I always get the foot long dog with the works,onion rings. I live in Florida so I can come once or twice a year. Being a retired sailor and have ate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739-5220
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Hendersonville
  • Phone Number: 828-697-0374

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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