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Gus's Hot Dogs

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1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
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Birmingham, Alabama
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small hole-in-the-wall hot dog joint with only seating facing the wall, so don't expect to face your friends when you eat unless it's outside. Very basic here. Just hot dogs, chili dogs and the like. No fries, only chips, no Pepsi, only Coke. Greasy, messy goodness hits the spot. Don't try eating on the run with the... More 

Thank UberUbu
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I enjoy this place!! Not good if you are on a low cholesterol diet though lol...He has been here forever!

Thank Leslie H
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Gus's hot dogs downtown Birmingham on 4th Ave N is one my traditional favorites since coming to Birmingham in '99. The place has clearly been here many more years than that, but the same friendly fellow has been behind the counter, George. The dogs are great and he has hamburgers too. Not flashy or huge, just real good! Sauerkraut, chili,... More 

Thank davidaal64
Georgetown, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Gus's Hot Dog was listed in Southern Living as one of the places to eat. Although, the hot dog was not bad, I would not rank it as #1. It was just an average hot dog. However, the employees and customers were extremely friendly and happy to recommend their favorite hot dog. It was a fun experience!

Thank 538normab
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

When I was there for lunch, it was crowded and the line was out the door, and waiting in line in the cramped restaurant was worth it. The slaw dog and chili dog seem to be the most popular orders.

Thank Stephanie S
Gallant, Alabama
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185 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

I'm not a hotdog person but his slaw dog makes me beg for more. Hotdogs are cooked on griddle in a small shop. This place is slammed at lunch because it's so good. Great prices. Love it

Thank Paul B
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2015

I stopped at Gus's a few weeks ago for a late lunch/early dinner. I ordered a special dog & a regular dog. Since I ordered my special dog "all the way," it was topped with ground beef, onions, sauerkraut, brown sauce, and mustard. It was really delicious. The brown sauce really added some extra flavor to it. The regular dog... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

My wife and I got lucky at Gus's and if you're careful, you can too. Weekday lunch at Gus's has the potential to be a very aggravating experience, but we just happened to get there at the right time, about 11:40 - 11:45 AM. Our theory is that the 11:00 crowd has eaten and left and the 12:00 crowd has... More 

Thank blayf
Birmingham, Alabama
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2015

there was a time you could get a hot dog on every corner in Birmingham but not today -- so many of these places are gone -- Gus's is still there and a place i go on a lot of Saturdays -- friendly -- a great dog -- got all the stuff on it that i like -- you'll see... More 

Thank DTL0323
El Paso, Texas
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291 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2015

IF you have the time to visit. I saw a lot of locals there. I ordered a bologna sandwich and a small sweet tea which was delicious. Closes at 5pm.

1 Thank Marta E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1915 4th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: 205-251-4540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?