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“Newport News secret gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gus's Hot Dog King

Gus's Hot Dog King
Ranked #19 of 442 Restaurants in Newport News
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Newport News secret gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Been coming here since i was 4 years old went back for the first in a while and it was just as good as i remember many people dont try it because how far down it is J clyde but you need to go try its worth the drive.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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English first
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Decent dog”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My family used a groupon to visit Gus's HDK. We went on a thursday night and it was fairly busy. Its a small old A frame building with basic decor and seating. The employees were all very friendly and helpful. The hot dog can be ordered with any toppings at no extra charge. Very reasonable prices. I would likely return.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
“consistently delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If you like hot dogs with mustard, chili and onions (all the way at the King), you won't find a better product anywhere. I no longer live in the area, but stop by every time I'm visiting or passing through Newport News. Started eating there in 1976 and been enjoying it ever since. Hats off to Stavroula and son for carrying on Gus's fine tradition.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mike m
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Virginia
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Bring cash.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This is much nicer and cleaner than the other hot dog king. I think they are owned by separate families. The menu is very small, but good. Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries, and shakes. I don't think they take anything but cash. Their food is good and the staff is nice. If you are a health but or vegetarian, you will be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Camille D
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best dogs in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

I've been eating here for 35 years. It's as good today as it was 35 years ago. Best hotdogs anywhere.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mastersmech1
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