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Cow Dog

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215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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McKinney Texas
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wife and I stopped in this place right before they closed at 3. Glad we did. We split a chili dog and it was delicious. The owners are very nice and help you out with your order. I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Jeff4798
Alpine, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My sister took me to eat there and we had such a great hot dog, nothing like I was expecting. ready to go back.

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Thank 372debbien
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Cow Dog is a camper converted to a food truck. They serve various hot dog, sausages, and potatoe cake is their basics offerings. You can get many toppings and they are creative with their dogs. They serve many different dogs/sausages from Mexican to German and lots in between. Sometimes is so messy you get knife and fork. Outdoor eating place... More 

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Thank Dennis Y
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem in west Texas. The owner/cook is friendly and always pleasant. They come up with interesting dog combinations, from the hangover with chili, bacon, corn chips, and cheese, to the Bangkok with slaw and peanut sauce. They make a veggie stick alternative to the beef dogs, which my daughter swears by. Finally, order the potato flops... More 

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Thank Chris R
Fulshear, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Really good dogs with wonderful flavor combinations. I had the El Capitan (I think that was the name of it) with cilantro sauce and pineapple - to die for (almost).

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Thank Sharon H
Alpine, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

for those, who think they don't like hot dogs or hot dogs are just ok; wait till you try one of these! you will be hooked! EXCELLENT!!

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Thank cash488
Midland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This food truck was recommended by a friend and we loved it. The prices are good and the variety is great.

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Thank matthZ4386WV
Waukesha
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150 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this food truck for a great chili dog. Stopped here while passing through Alpine. Asked the locals at the gas station where to eat and they recommended Cow Dog. Great choice.

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Thank Rodney B
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Holy Cow Dog! Where do I begin? I love this place. Yum. My husband and I had some really great dogs here on our recent trip to Alpine. Since our return to Houston, I've found myself daydreaming about the Hangover, a lovely little number with a grilled bun and dog, sliced down the middle, topped with cheese, chili, bacon (yes,... More 

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Thank ckgoes
Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This is no ordinary hotdog. Something for the whole family. Dad liked his with Fritos, green chile, and cheese; sister liked hers with apricot chutney, little niece had hers traditional. A great Alpine eat.

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Thank Sarah M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine

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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?