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“mushy, flavorless hotdogs” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Hot Dog World

Hot Dog World
226 Kanuga Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28739-5220
828-697-0374
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Henderson, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“mushy, flavorless hotdogs”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I was so incredibly disappointed when we tried Hot Dog World. The build-up was immense from friends and co-workers. The hotdogs are small and lack flavor because they are boiled in water. If the dogs were grilled that would add some flavor, but even that wouldn't be enough to get me back through the doors.

Not every restaurant is suited for every diner and this one is not for me. I've had amazing hotdogs...this wasn't my first rodeo.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“One of Hendersonville's Top 3!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

You can't come to town, without planning to visit Hot Dog World!! The food is ALL great, but you just can't find a better hot dog anywhere! The food is always made fresh to order, the staff... Well, you get first class southern hospitality.. With a Smile! Try a homemade shake while you are there, this is a sure way to guarantee you WILL be back!

Visited September 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“You Gotta Try This Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Definitely planned on stopping here while visiting Hendersonville because of all the Trip Advisor reviews. Gotta tell ya this place lives up to its reviews! Located a couple of blocks off Main Street in downtown Hendersonville. Took us back in time. Got the mustard, slaw and onion dog and my husband got the cheeseburger. Both were very tasty and made just like you like it. Can easily see why it's a local favorite. The grilled hot dog bun definitely makes a difference. Friendly and efficient staff. Indoor and outdoor seating available. We'll definitely be back our next trip!

Visited September 2013
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Homosassa, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“The whole place is right out of Central Casting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were in town for the Apple Festival and happened to spot Hot Dog World. Long line to order food, but take that as a good sign. Picnic tables outside. The Dogs are big and with lots of different combos. The special had chili and cole slaw on it. Really good.

What was particularly noteworthy was how much this was a magnet for the locals. Lots of people there knew each other and seemed to just be a place where people want to enjoy each other's company with no pressure.

We expected to see Andy and Barney show up at any moment. Just good folks.

BTW, the day we were there, I assume they are normally closed on Sunday, all profits were going to charity. THAT is being part of the community.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Summerville, SC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Best tater tots ever!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had a party of 9 and went here on a Saturday around 1:00 or so. Most everyone in our party had been here before on previous day trips to Hendersonville but myself, husband and teenage son had not. The line was wrapped all way around inside of building but appeared to move pretty quickly. Luckily we had a large party so some were able to grab tables when they became available while rest of us stood in line. Most everyone in the group picked the "foot long combo" which came with foot Long, choice of fries or tots and a drink for less then $6. I knew we would most likely be coking out at some point on our long weekend in town so I opted for grilled marinated chicken sandwich and it did not disappoint. It was delicious. Tater tots favorite hands down. Cooked crispy and perfect. WARNING only takes cash, no credit cards accepted. They do have an ATM on premises if you need it. All staff were friendly and helpful and actually seemed to enjoy their job, unlike most "fast food places" these days. Will return when in area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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