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“"The absolute best, a must stop"”
Review of Texas Hot Dogs

Texas Hot Dogs
Ranked #9 of 175 Restaurants in Altoona
Price range: $2 - $7
Cuisines: American
Description: Celebrating 100 years of business in 2018. Nostalgic diner orinally established in 1918. Located in Downtown Altoona, PA. Known for its famous Chili Dogs and a Texas Macaroni served smothered in Cheese and Chili Sauce. Family owned and operated by Members of the Lamont/George family for 100 years. Stop in for the delicious icy cold draft Rootbeer. Homestyle chili and fresh soups too. Prices are very reasonable.
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Description: Celebrating 100 years of business in 2018. Nostalgic diner orinally established in 1918. Located in Downtown Altoona, PA. Known for its famous Chili Dogs and a Texas Macaroni served smothered in Cheese and Chili Sauce. Family owned and operated by Members of the Lamont/George family for 100 years. Stop in for the delicious icy cold draft Rootbeer. Homestyle chili and fresh soups too. Prices are very reasonable.
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Texas hot dogs in Altoona has been around since 1918. There are 2 locations, one downtown at 1122 12th Ave and the second location at 101 58th Street. The downtown location is only a block away from the original site. My father remembers going on the train to eat these with his father. The sauce coupled with the hot mustard and finely diced onions make this hot dog melt in your mouth. Whenever I am in Altoona visiting my Mom these are a must for me and my family. They now sell tubs of sauce to take home and make your own. The tubs make 16 dogs and costs $7.50. I have several in my freezer. They also serve macaroni and cheese smothered with the sauce on top. So, have 2 with everything, fries and a soda and have the best meal ever. Highly Recommended.........

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Texas Hot Dogs is a hometown favorite...it is the sauce that make these hot dogs unique...I like mine with sauce and onions..yummy...and you can have the sauce with macaroni..also a favorite...friends that come home for a visit always include a stop at Texas Hot Dogs...casual atmosphere..sit down or take out available..fries and onion rings are a good side item...friendly service...your "taste buds" will thank-you !!!

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1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you are a connoisseur of hotdogs, this is the place to visit. Not much to look at, they have been selling their own style of hotdog flavoring for over 60 years. While I would not rank among the hotdog shops of Cony Island, grabbing a dog here can be a tasty experience.

Thank Kent S
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Whether you go early or late, the staff is always friendly and the food is always good. Try the chili or the macaroni dish.

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Thank MWalston
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

If you want a great hot dog at a reasonable price, try THD. They have been in business for over 100 years and Obama even treated his campaign people to lunch here in 2008! The hot dogs are special dogs made for the grill. Try the special Texas sauce and mac and cheese with sauce along with an old fashioned brewed root beer. The decor relives the past with pictures from the decade... you feel like you are back in the 60's, 70's, 80's, etc. Robert and Cindy Lamont, the owners, are always around to chat with and make you feel at home. It is an awesome lunch for under $10.00 Stop in and relive the past. Tell them Dood sent you......it's one of my favorite lunch places!!!

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Thank LaLaGolf
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