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Review of Pete's Famous Hot Dogs - CLOSED

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Pete's Famous Hot Dogs
Alabama
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Unfortunately closed.”
Reviewed April 10, 2012

Thsi landmark hot dog shop in Birmingham has closed due to the death of the owner. It was such an icon that the sign that was above the door has been placed in a museum.

Visited May 2011
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English first
Alabama
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“End of an Era”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

Unfortunately, Gus - who ran the place since 1948 - died this year, and it hasn't been opened back up. I heard that the other family members weren't interested or able to keep it open... Gus came to work everyday and in fact worked the day he died and was found in his home. Unfortunately, I only went once with my dad when I was younger.

Visited July 2011
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10 Thank MarkAlabama
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Atlanta
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Dog”
Reviewed June 7, 2009

I've had better, but they were pretty good dog's. The place is SUPER TINY and there is NO place to sitdown or anything like that. It's basically a hotdog stand that's been tucked into a large closet. Prices are OK. I bought 4 special dogs w/ cheese, 2 small cokes, and 2 bags of chips for $16. Like I said, they were good dogs, but i doubt i'll visit again.

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3 Thank kevster77
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Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
112 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Delicious Dogs”
Reviewed May 4, 2009

Very yummy hot dogs. We were thrown off by the size of the place. Literally standing room only in a very small space. So, be prepared to get your dog handed to you in a piece of 'wax paper' and eat it on the spot. An odd, yet neat experience and very yummy hot dogs.

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2 Thank texastravels4
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Birmingham
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“overall great experience for hotdog lovers”
Reviewed March 10, 2009

Pete's Famous has been a Birmingham landmark for over fifty years ! That must say something. The owner is Gus Koutroulakis and he makes the experience so much more fun and colorful. He has such a great sense of humor and he serves up a mean hotdog. I have been going there since I was a little girl and will always stop in for a visit whenever possible. I highly recommend it.

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