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The Red Hot

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American, Bar, Pub
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2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
(253) 779-0229
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Best hot dog place in T Town

Come here hungry and you will go home happy! this place has many hot dog selection including vegan option. My favorites are The Hilltop, BLT, and The Hound Dog (the one with peanut butter and bacon). This place can be crowded at times, but the wait is totally worth it. Don't forget to try Filthy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sun P
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University Place, Washington
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University Place, Washington
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Come here hungry and you will go home happy! this place has many hot dog selection including vegan option. My favorites are The Hilltop, BLT, and The Hound Dog (the one with peanut butter and bacon). This place can be crowded at times, but the wait is totally worth it. Don't forget to try Filthy Nachos for the appetizer! Many... More 

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Thank Sun P
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had lunch there on 12/13/15 with 2 other couples. Lunch was great for all 6 of us. I have one suggestion--- If you don't order a side with your dog or sausage, the dog and sausage looks pretty lonely on that pie plate! I'd suggest serving it with a few potatoe chips.

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Thank Les H
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Nice rotating selection of local, fresh beer & ciders. Friendly service. Menu is no-nonsense and every Thursday they do a special hot dog. We ordered the Pizza-Dog on the recommendation of our server and it was delicious! Definitely a local, hidden gem!

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Thank BarHopper777
Tacoma,WA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This place is the real deal. Nice selection of beers (including root beer) and even vegan dog options. So don't be a wiener....check this place out.

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Thank TacomaCoop
Seattle, Wa
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This little hot dog and beer mecca is a local watering hole for both the locals and nearby college students. The concept is simple and no-nonsense, a limited menu and a rotating list of fresh, seasonal and local brews and ciders with some food to wash it all down with. Let me be as clear as a filtered cider here,... More 

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Thank SweetCyanide
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Conviently located in the heart of 6th Ave. This is a great place to hang with friends to grab a dog & drink. Love the atmosphere, their extensive selection of microbrews, cider, rootbeer & the creative delicious dogs. A few of their dogs are house made! My favorite is the Hawaiian with pineapple. I like to add cream cheese &... More 

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Thank Luluslounge
Tacoma, Washington
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

I love everything about this bar! The decor is cool and you can buy growlers and bar merchandise if you want. The bartender is very attentive and polite, too. Both the beer and the hot dogs lived up to the reputation. The food was decently priced. If you're looking for a fun, cool bar to go to on 6th Avenue... More 

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Thank Christina B
San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We met up w friends from Portland after kayaking at point Defiance and based on reviews decided to ck this place out. It was 5 on a Sunday and the place was packed. We took a table after waiting for a bit. None of us knew Washington beers so we told the server what we liked and she picked. I... More 

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Thank Nicole C
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The hot dogs are pretty good, but nothing exotic. It's basically pub food to accompany a good selection of beers. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable and makes a good place to have a couple of beers and dogs while watching a baseball game. The staff is friendly and easy going. My visit was very pleasant, it makes a great... More 

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1 Thank JollyPaul
Harker Heights, Texas
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

The place looks like a pub. Good beers (decent selection and prices) and dogs are awesome! Great atmosphere. Only down size is the limited number of tables. They have a bit of open space in the middle which they can use a bit better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2914 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: (253) 779-0229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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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?