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Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

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248 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-5215
11:00 am - 2:30 am
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Xenia, Ohio
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All my young adult children and my wife were surprised by Frank's! I didn't tell them where we going and as soon as we walked into the place, my wife said: "Oh no kids...One of your dad's favorite places...A little hole in the wall!" Well, her discription wasn't far off but it's a cool little hole in the wall! However,... More 

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New Albany, Ohio
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173 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Overall a great local spot, very eclectic... Prepare to wait! Food quality was very good, I wish the actual hot dog was a bigger dog but they do let you know it is of the Vienna sausage size... Which accommodates a lot of the optional "add-on's" available to you. I also tried their corn dog, which was one of the... More 

watertown, CT
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336 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

The concept of the place is simple and fun - great hotdogs and fries. There are tons of combinations to try and the dogs themselves seem high quality. I got mine split and grilled with pickles and cheese. The cocktails are well made and come out fairly quickly although the place is a little unorganized and overly-packed at times. I... More 

Thank aaronds
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Awesome hot dogs. lots of unique different combinations. Cool vibe with a solid beer selection. Would definitely return.

Thank Bdearie1
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Usually when I drive by, the line is down the block. Went Sunday afternoon and waited 5 mins. Quick service. Dog choices were awesome. Overall flavor rested in the toppings. Dogs themselves were unremarkable. Good draft beer choices. Friendly service. Would recommend on not crowded days.

Thank lrich255
Highland Heights, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

There are lots of interesting choices for the hot dog toppings and that makes it difficult to decide what to have. Whatever you choose it will be good, but you should choose fries with cheese sauce to go with it. My dogs were good not great. They seemed to be real hot dogs with a casing so be prepared.

Thank OrgChemDr
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

The place was perfect for lunch. Took longer than expected for food to arrive but overall good. The vegan chili.delicious. I would have liked option of Turkey hotdogs but thankful for vegan dog. They do have beef hotdogs and other options. My favorite items was the hand cut fries. DELICIOUS

Thank Oretha H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We had heard about Dirty Frank's but hadn't been able to visit so we decided to give it a try when our college student kids were in town. The restaurant is quite small so we had to wait a while for a table of 6 but it wasn't a terrible wait. The most annoying thing is that the smokers congregate... More 

Thank tryingtohaveitall
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This would be a place that you would travel out of your way to. If you are taking a flight out of Columbus, make time to stop into Dirty Frank's. The menu is full of very creative ways to eat a hot dog. I went with the chili dog and a side of sirachi slaw The hotdog can be prepared... More 

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Canandaigua, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Dirty Frank's hot dog palace in Columbus is one of those eateries, that as soon as you walk into and see all the tables full, as well as absorb the ambiance, you know you will leave happy. We sat at the bar on our visit and were greeted almost immediately with the drink and beer menus. There are over 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
11:00 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 S 4th St, Columbus, OH 43215-5215
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-824-4673
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?