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“The best hot dogs and more.”
Review of Hot Dog World

Hot Dog World
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Asheville, North Carolina
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The best hot dogs and more.”
Reviewed September 6, 2009

Hot Dog World is a great lunch place. They not only have yummy hot dogs, but great soup and greek salads. It is very kid friendly. The slaw dog is the best!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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“My first stop every time I return home.”
Reviewed August 30, 2009

Having grown up in Hendersonville, I remember when this place used to be a Sonic (I believe) drive-in and was converted some time in the '80s to the now popular Hot Dog World. This is one of those places that you just get a craving for something. For some, it's a slaw dog. For others, it's a cheeseburger. For me, I just love that Greek salad with a side of tater tots. Best Greek salad around! I think it's something about the dressing. And, I have been eating this particular salad for what seems like 20 years if I am counting right. Run by a great staff of friendly people who seem to never get an order wrong (I've watched them prepare bags with 10 to 20 different hot dogs), I would like to express in this review my deep appreciation to them and the down-to-earth institution that they have created on a very "busy bend" of Hendersonville.

Sincerely,

Ann M.

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Western North Carolina
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“It use to be a happening drive in and still is happening!”
Reviewed July 8, 2009

If you want a great hot dog (footlong or regular size), kraut dog, burger, milk shakes, greek salad, soup, fried, onion rings, and tater tots this is the place to be. You have to get there at the right time cause if you don't you WILL wait in a line that wraps around the resturant. When you wait in line the line goes fast because of the great efficiant staff that they have there. Some of those staff members have been there for years and they know whats going on. The owner is a great sweet guy and is most always in the kitchen cooking. There are alot of people on staff there but each one knows what they are doing and how to do it fast. It takes hardly any time to get through the line. It is inside an old drive in place and it still has all the old stuff so its almost like an old drive in but better. The place is small so you may have to wait on a table but usually people are kind enough to know that the seating is limited and you eat and get out so someone else can sit down. They have a nice older gentleman that helps you be seated and wipes the tables and gets your refills on drinks and ketchup if you need it. You can also eat outside under a tin roof if you would like. This place is a must. I hope that the owner doesn't change a thing. This place is a must if you are craving hot dogs or hamburgers and weirdly they have some of the best greek salads you will ever have. Hard to believe it would be in a place like that but its great.

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Palm Springs, California
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“Fun old fashoned Hot dog stand”
Reviewed March 29, 2009

Ok....this is no Pinks from LA... but a regional home spun mom & pop Hot dog stand.... they have a ton of customers, and a production line that astounds... the line moves very fast and for under a buck you get a dog with chili and slaw.... Heck Mc Donalds or burger King are 25% more expensive. The regular dogs are not too flavorful, and yea the chili needs to have some texas pete added. Oh the choices I tried their polish dog and Smoked Sausage.... all with chili onions ( never cheese) and found them for the extra money to be a better value...both taste. and money wise.

I like this place because it dosent pander to the eco-nazis, the food Nazis and the health nuts.... They dont have anything "vegan"......thank god

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ATL
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Don't get it.”
Reviewed October 8, 2008

Ate lunch here based on reviews and didn't see the appeal. Had a chili cheese dog and hamburger. Chili was bland. Cheese was cold and shredded, so it cooled the dog down. Highlight was the bun. Burger was just ok. Still, the locals seem to love it, so we must've missed something.

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