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“Awesome Hot dogs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Simon's Hot Dogs

Simon's Hot Dogs
2050 Yavapai Dr., Inside the Oak Creek Brewery, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-496-0266
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Ranked #7 of 158 Restaurants in Sedona
Price range: $4 - $7
Cuisines: Colombian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Hot Dogs
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Simon's Hot Dogs is located in the entrance of the Oak Creek Brewery in Sedona, AZ. Simon's is CLOSED on Wednesdays.
ALLENTOWN
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome Hot dogs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The hot dogs were delicious and then the brewery was a great place to try a beer while eating. Customer service at Simon's is great. The owner wants to make sure you're happy and calls you by name when delivering the hot dog to the bar at the brewery. Brews are good too! Perfect combo. It IS hard to find but that's why there's a map feature on our phones.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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25 restaurant reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Great hot dogs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The place is not big on atmosphere (not sure what some people expected from a hot dog stand in a brewery), but we thought the dogs were very tasty. I had the traditional Colombian, and my husband had the vegetarian Tokyo dog. Both were delicious, and the owner came by to chat and ask how we liked our meal. The chips and pickle were just so-so, but the beer and free popcorn made up for it! I would definitely recommend this place for a quick lunch.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northern VA
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“Best Hot Dogs in AZ.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Best hot dogs in AZ. Opens at 4:00PM. The location is not highly visible, but worth the work to find the locale. The parking lot can fill
up during peak season. Unique Columbia style hot dogs. These are not German, New York or Chicago style hot dogs, so do not expect
them to be. The unique combinations and varied toppings make for a great meal. Hot dogs come with potato chips or pickles or both.
Items can be ordered to go or to be eaten in the old Oak Creek Brewery. Hotdogs take around ten minutes to make. Recommend sitting
outside weather permitting. Order some beer from the bar, sit down, drink up, and wait for the goodness of the hot dogs to arrive.
To give an idea of the menu and prices we ate the following
Diner One - Columbian hot dog - pineapple, mozzarella cheese, crushed potato chips and Simon's spread
Diner Two - Hola Amigo - creamy avocado, cream cheese, jalepenos
also had the Tokyo Madness - teriyaki onions, wasabi mayo, seaweed
Price $20.00 without tip
Also drank two hefeweizens and two pilsners $20.50 without tip. The bar area plays grunge music and had hacky sacking outside.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Squamish, Canada
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of our visit ! After watching sunset at the airport lookout headed for Simon's. Nothing fancy, almost the opposite sitting in the brewery having a beer while Filipe prepared our Columbian dogs. He explained the background of the name as the kind of food people like in late night Columbia (when the bars close). We just loved them! While we were eating they were moving chairs around for Tuesday night drumming, wish we could have stayed. We sat inside but there were people sitting outside by the fire pit. Great beer in the bar too!

Visited February 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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“Food FAIL. ”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We'll try anything, but you'll need to enjoy a lot of the beer (not something to write home about) before this tastes or looks like food.

We had lunch during the film festival based on recommendations from trip advisor and yelp, but I'm not sure how this place manages to be nr. 1 in Sedona. It was a dining experience, for sure, but not in the sense that the website suggested.

Food:
Colombian Hot Dog, beef.
Don't be fooled by the name, this tiny beef hot dog in a giant bun really does have crushed potato chips and canned pineapple on it. Mozzarella cheese means squeeze cheese from a tube, not sure about Simon's "exquisite" spread, was too distracted by the other toppings to experience that. Comes with more chips and a pickle from a glass.

Hola Amigo, vegan.
No words. We are foreign and didn't know Philadelphia is a kind of cream cheese (our fault), but I did order a vegan meal so I was surprised she didn't mention that or automatically substitute Tahini, listed as the vegan option. There are no avocados on this, just a squeeze green from a tube, possibly mayonnaise based. I found the vegan hot dog itself more interesting than many of the meat substitutes we've tried in America, once I freed it from the condiments, kind of spicy and the texture of rice and beans. But it certainly wasn't worth the 2$ surcharge! Tried to order without chips but they were on the plate anyway.

I don't know why we also ordered:
Nachos with vegetarian chili.
This come with a watery orange cheese product like you can have at a movie theater in Germany. The chips were soggy when they arrived at the table, and the vegetarian chili, TVP with an interesting seasoning, was sparse and unfortunately dominated by the "cheese." The salsa had a nice mild flavor, I felt this would have been more satisfying served as chips with bowls for dipping, since the cheese wasn't baked over the chips but poured. Then we could have enjoyed the salsa, chili, and peppers.

Ambience:
I would classify this as a good place to drink with friends after a lot of stress. The beer is easy to drink and we enjoyed the music selection. Even in the middle of an unseasonably warm sunny day it seemed relaxing to sit on the patio and not think much about anything. (Unfortunately Simon asked three times how we were enjoying the food that we weren't eating--maybe this is normal in America but it was disturbing us, especially since he didn't offer any sort of remedy.)

To close I would like to say that this is my first negative review on trip advisor, and I feel very uncomfortable about it, but also feel a responsibility to tamper they many positive reviews on this site. If I had walked into this place from the street (impossible because you need GPS to find it) I would have walked out--there ARE pictures of the food and it doesn't feel clean there. But so many people raved about this "new and different" way of eating that we stayed. With tax and a tip this meal cost 25$, not including drinks, which is a steep penalty for what was for us, the fulfillment of the European nightmare that there is no real food in America, only manufactured processed product. That is a real chame because we have had some brilliant, fresh, innovative food here, and for wide range of prices. Maybe it's best to just order an unpretentious hot dog on the street in NYC or Chicago instead of hoping for innovation in Sedona?

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