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Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

248 South 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215
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Ranked #24 of 1,971 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's listed on Google Maps.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: It's listed on Google Maps.
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English first
somewhere
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100 reviews 100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Don't be put off from the name, this hipster hotdog hangout is trendy and mostly clean. They have a full well stocked bar, and local and artisan brews on tap along with $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts. The hotdogs are high quality and many gourmet toppings are available. The hot dogs can be requested steamed, ripped (fried), and split and... More

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Pittsburgh, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ate at Dirty Frank's newer location in West Columbus, and were very pleased. They serve a huge variety of interesting hot dog toppings, and have vegetarian and vegan options for hot dogs and chili. My kids loved the Octodog meal which included a hotdog cut into an octopus shape served over mac and cheese. Lara's Pittsburgh Princess dog was... More

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Columbus Ohio
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175 reviews 175 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I think this place is more in line for vegetarians with few good choices of dogs on the menu. Their dogs still have the wrap on them. The beans didn't taste that great. The price was higher than I'd expect here.

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Cary, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Being a vegan for a few years and not eating beef for many, I haven't had a hot dog in ages. A co-worker took me here knowing my food preferences and I definitely liked it. There are several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu so don't let the name turn you off. Good change of pace. Being from Chicago,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is the only good thing I'll write about in this janky place. Never mind how much I want to leave this town, but the one thing I'll miss is grabbing a hotdog or two from Dirty Frank's when your'e just craving something good and comforting..this is your typical local hole in the wall place. You gotta know it to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I took my two (older) teenage daughters to Dirty Franks while in Columbus, Ohio. It us very difficult to find a place that equally satisfies both vegetarians and meatlovers and that I can afford. This place was wonderful! Practically everything could be made with either protein and there was many, many options. All dogs could be standard grocery style, bratwurst,... More

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I visited this little hole in the wall just off of E. Main and were not disappointed. From the mismatched tables and chairs to the delaminating menus to the 5 or so tables besides the counter, it was the type of place I remember after a concert or ball game in my beloved STL. Only this was in... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We went there because we like hot dogs and always try to find new sources. Saw several reviews that highly recommended this place and warned about the wait. Usually I don't like to wait but I was prepared for it this time. The only problem, this place is not any better than Sonic as far as the hot dogs are... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I'm torn between wanting visitors to love Columbus and not wanting longer waits at Dirty Franks. Dirty Franks is a great representative of our quirky little midwestern city. The food is not mindblowing--hot dogs with lots of different toppings--but it's tasty and a great deal of fun. Lots of great choices, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. there are so... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Dined here Sunday night with friends. The restaurant is super small and crowded. The menus look like they have been through a war. The tables were not very clean. Our waiter, who was also the bartender, was surly (and that is being nice.) The restaurant has the atmosphere of a run down sports bar, and yet, although the World Cup... More

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