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“Small but mighty”
Review of Hot Dog Annie's

Hot Dog Annie's
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $4
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Roanoke, VA
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Small but mighty”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

If you don't know what to expect, I can understand why some folks might be disappointed, but for those of us familiar with Hot Dog Annie's history and grew up on these smaller dogs, it's all part of the experience.

This small roadside shack seems like the type of place you'd see on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dive's. It's Cash Only and you walk in one door and immediately out the other, as there's little more room than to allow you to stand single file between the counter and the back wall. The dog you want to order is their special BBQ dog. Dogs and buns are grilled and the sweet secret recipe BBQ sauce is delicious. The dogs are small, yes, but that's part of the charm (and they're relatively cheap...like a buck and change each). They also have their own brand of bottled root beer and cream soda.

If you're in the area, swing by this "different" sort of place. I grew up on the stuff during the summers, but for a newbie traveling through it's at least worth a quick pit stop to see what all the fuss is about.

Good dogs, good people.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Poor Hotdogs”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Hotdogs are not that good ,,. I never seen Hotdogs come off the grill an then put in to water I asked why do you put them in water ..I was told so they don't dry out .
If they are fresh why would they put the in water

You eat out side on tabled I think the rain wash them off They are old an durty

  • Visited June 2013
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Sutton, Massachusetts
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“OK Hot Dog”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Good tasting hot dog on a toasted bun. Becareful of the chill sauce, heartburn material but good. Nothing fancy, order your dogs, eat outside

Visited February 2013
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Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Best hot dogs ever”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Simply the best as always. Have been eating here for 35 years and still love it! The BBQ sauce is truly unique be sure to try it.

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Leicester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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“Where's the beef?”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I have been going to Hot Dog Annies since the 70's. Nothing like it used to be. Yes, their sauce is good, but coney island's is better. The last time I went here, about 4 months ago, I couldn't believe my eyes!!! Where were the hot dogs. I've never seen such a small hot dog. About the size of a pinkie finger. I won't go back. And yes, the women behind the counter are RUDE.

  • Visited August 2012
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