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Cow Dog

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215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Unique and Delicious!

Hot dogs prepared in many unique ways. My favorite are the Mexican and El Pastor. Excellent quality!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alpine, Texas
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Alpine, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hot dogs prepared in many unique ways. My favorite are the Mexican and El Pastor. Excellent quality!

Thank 4Music293
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Cow Dog. Food: El Pastor: Grilled pineapple and onions, pesto, cilantro mayo. Fantastic flavor. The bun and the "dog" both added to the overall flavor, instead of distracting from it. It all went together very well. They have at least 10 unique hotdogs. While we were there I saw 2 different parties order the vegetarian dog. Not... More 

Thank jlehmann
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't had a hot dog in years and this one hit the spot! So yummy. Actually, they had just closed for the day, but saw me and my friend reading the outdoor menu and offered to make us whatever we wanted...even though they had just closed for the day. I had a plain dog and it was delicious. My friend... More 

Thank Bromfield5
Glen Rose, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Love this place...........great ALPINE, Texas setting.................soooooo many selections, all of them DELICIOUS! Great service........great prices.............ENJOY!!!

Thank DeltaDiners
Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is the best hot dog ever! The Cow Dog truck has an incredible menu full of all kinds of hot dog fusion. The price is good, the quality is great, and there is outdoor seating by the truck so you can eat your dog there or take it to go. The hardest part truly is figuring out what to... More 

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Alpine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the best food deal available in Alpine in terms of quality and quantity. The Big Bad Dog is my current favorite, but the non-dog Porkinator is close on its heels.

Thank AlbertG79830
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best hot dogs I've ever eaten! Only open a few days a week and limited hours then. But well worth planning around.

Thank Carol F
The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

great prepared dogs, an the mexican was superbpurb, a lunch dogs were great an the service good also

Thank ccevatko
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We ate here on our recent trip to Alpine. We were all exhausted after a thrilling day on the Rio Grande with Charlie from Angell Expeditions, so the boys were looking for their teen and tween versions of comfort food. This fit the bill perfectly. The hot dogs are high quality and the toppings were abundant. The proprietor's were very... More 

Thank CoogPolSci
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

This place has the best value in town for what you get. They def. know what they are doing & within a budget amywhere from $3-$5. The extras are the way to go. Jalepeño' & poppers sauce are a must.

Thank Andrew D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 E. Holland next to Plaine Coffee, Alpine, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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