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3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 443-225-5225
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Crisfield, Maryland
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199 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Family stopped here for a quick bite to eat while traveling and we were pleasantly surprised. Overall I thought the food was good, service was good, and the selection of sauces, etc. was really good too. The prices were average. They have a unique menu with various dogs, so think of it as a gourmet hot dog place with a... More 

Thank Keith T
Linkwood, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I'm not a hot dog lover, so not much on the menu for me. Root-beer float are very good. I did not care for their old fashion soda, way too sweet!

Thank Beverly O
Cambridge, Maryland
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I like the quasi-50's style posters, and auto motif. The furnishings are a reminder of an old drug store lunch counter. Yes, it takes 10-15 minutes to get a hot dog, but it is hot off the grill, not infrared warm. Lots of great choices, beyond just the old tired hot dog offered at lunch counters. If you are an... More 

Thank Nelson H
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I try to stop here every time I'm on my way home from the shore. Delicious creative hot dogs (the Chicago Dog is our favorite), fresh cut fries, and good quality soft serve. The building is nicely renovated and the outside seating area with bee garden is a nice change from the usual utilitarian eating areas. I've always been in... More 

Thank Amy L
Snow Hill, Maryland
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This was our first and last time to stop at Hot Spot Cool Eats for milkshakes. I ordered a peanut butter shake and my guest ordered a vanilla milkshake. We took them to go and we were up the road a few miles before we tasted them. Both were terrible. They were extremely thin and did not seem to be... More 

Thank DeeFrost
1hotdiggitydog2, Owner at Hot Spot Cool Eats, responded to this review

About your milkshakes - I'm sorry we disappointed you. We have people that come here just for our shakes so I don't believe its the norm. I'd be happy to replace those shakes if you'd give us another chance - just ask for me since I'm almost always here. If you could share with me when you were here, I... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Hotspot has the best veggie hotdog I've tasted. In addition they sell fun brewed sodas: cucumber, Apple,etc Spice, and many I've never seen, picnic style seating inside

Thank rose4718
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We gave this place a second chance. This time we were prepared for slow (cooked to order) service. The hot dogs were very good ---extensive selection---and the beverages looked interesting. Still, there is not much activity here for some reason. We were pleased to be able to buy a Smith Island Cake here. The outdoor gardens/landscaping are lovely. Give it... More 

1 Thank TownsendDelaware
Denton, Maryland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Had to sit and order out side. Food took to long and because it was after 7 kids could not use bathroom. Also they had not water due to high bacteria levels.

Thank Jason O
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Cool little place to grab lunch. Right off of the highway and convenient. Gets busy fast though. Awesome pop shop as well.

1 Thank Laird01
Cambridge, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Worst service I ever had and have never been so disrepected by any business to which I paid for service. I ordered cheese fries and when I got them there was some cheese, not sauce, as advertised, in the middle, a small amount on top and the bottom. I asked for more sauce and some small man with grey hair... More 

Thank Vee N
1hotdiggitydog2, Owner at Hot Spot Cool Eats, responded to this review

Your review is not accurate and we have a video record which shows what actually happened. This was a terrible encounter with a difficult person. After receiving the cheese fries that she ordered, she dumped the cheese fries (with cheese on top and in the middle) upside-down into a food tray and complained that there wasn't enough cheese. Sensing that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $8
American, Fast Food, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3028 Ocean Gateway, Cambridge, MD 21613
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 443-225-5225
Free standing building directly on westbound Rt. 50 With ample free parking. Rt. 50 Crossover in front for easy eastbound traffic access. Nice outdoor and indoor seating or carryout. Eatery with some unique and local retail items. New Pop Shop area offering a wide selection of retro, all natural and unusual bottled sodas. Smith Island Cakes, slices or whole. WI-FI.

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