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“What a scene!”

The Roast Grill Hot Weiners
Ranked #129 of 1,502 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Step back in time or through that little hole in the wall and you know what you have just encountered was something to remember. This place is a dive and looks like something on the Andy Griffith Show. Make sure the door stays shut at all times. There is enough room for 10 people at the counter, 4 at the tables, and maybe 3 in the entry way. Plafce is the size of a bedroom, but that is what makes it charming. Decor from the 40's and 50's adds a nice touch as well. I had 2 dogs with chili, mustard, and onions for whopping cost of 5 bucks. Is it the best chili dog, probably not, but the experience is what makes it fun. This is a must if you love chili dogs. Dont be scared, muster up the nerve and try it. The lady behind the counter doesnt talk to much and the guy making the dogs is a little rough around the edges, but thats why its cool. Cant wait to go back.

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1  Thank DSMCyclone
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

This place has one thing only, great hotdogs! Get them "burnt" with chili and you"ll forget that you even like ketchup on hotdogs!

Thank Jamie B
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

I've lived in the Triangle since I was a kid, and am ashamed to say I'd never tried The Roast Grill until this week. It doesn't look like much, especially from the outside, but If you like tasty chili dogs and an old-timey feel, you'll enjoy it. Can't see taking a finicky kid ("I want ketchup!", "What's that black stuff on my hot dog?!?", etc...); take your dad instead...he'll love it. It's really a place that draws all sorts; I was sitting with two construction workers on one side of me and a government bigwig in a three-piece suit on the other.

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1  Thank mrkysparky
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

George and his mom run an old school hot dog and soda shop like you rarely see these days. Friendly , small , cozy and truly a local place. If you get offended by the no catsup thing - then shut up and go eat at snoopy's the other local place that is no where near as good a hot dog or just bring your own. Yu ALWAYS get the owners to serve you - not a high school kid. Ask George why he doesn't serve catsup with hot dogs. You may get a sarcastic answer. But it's all in good fun. The hot dogs are awesome. The people that serve the food are wonderful, hard working people and the atmosphere you just can't beat. If you want to get A pulse on local Raleigh happenings this is a great place to go. I have eaten here well over 100 times and sat beside former governor Jim Hunt, as well as many other LOCAL celebrities. This is a must go to place in Raleigh if you are visiting. Especially if you want to talk about NC State.

When you walk in, say hello to George when you open the door going In to what feels like your moms house and say hey!

Look up on the walls when you visit too. Man vs food show etc.

If you don't like tight quarters. Get yours to go...

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1  Thank 69jets
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Food here is fine, but the 'No ketchup' thing really annoys me. I refuse to eat at a place where a simple condiment is refused to patrons. Don't ask for it because you will be almost ridiculed for having done so.

Thank Kris_F1
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