Who doesn’t like hot dogs? This classic all-American food is a staple both at home and on the road. Few college students could get by without them and grabbing a hot dog on your lunch break is something that even classy-professionals enjoy, hence the line of suits on the sidewalk around noon. Regardless of how old you are, or what your budget is, there is a hot dog joint in Maryland that is sure to become your favorite. Here are some of ours.
Head south to California—California, Maryland, that is. When strolling through this laid-back town, stop in at Bay Dawgz. Their catchy slogan “Eat a dawg, save a crab” is only one reason locals love it here. You can try one of their special dogs or make your own, choosing from an incredible variety of toppings. You can even add pork BBQ, pepperoni and coleslaw. The choices are endless.
Pip’s has something for everyone, including vegetarians. You can get the classic, all-beef dog or opt for a turkey dog, vegetarian dog, or Italian sausage. Those are your basics but for 50 cents to $1 more you can try one of their combos featuring toppings like salsa and peppers or chili and onions. With so much to choose from under $5, this is a filling, cheap and delicious Annapolis hot spot in the capital.
If you want a classic Coney Island hot dog, head to G & A Restaurant. This is an old-school diner serving up classic eats, including one of the most famous hot dogs in the world. At $2.30 a hot dog, how can you go wrong? They were even featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives.”
Go Maryland all the way with a “Crab Mac” hot dog from Stuggy’s. Your hot dog will be topped with mac & cheese, crab, and Old Bay. It doesn’t get more Maryland than that and you can top it off with some homemade sweet potato fries or go all out with deep fried cookies.
Visit their website daily to find out where this popular food truck is headed. It’s worth it to taste what could be the most inventive hot dog you have ever tried—no joke. On the menu, you will find things like the “Rockville Reuben Dog” that is topped with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and their special angry sauce. This is just one of many hot dogs on the menu that you absolutely must try at some point in your lifetime.
The hot dogs are simple (Hebrew National) and you put your own toppings on but the setting is pure, classic Americana. You can’t beat the warm sunshine, feel of the ocean breeze on your face and lively atmosphere as you bite into your juicy hot dog. The Atlantic Stand at the boardwalk is what summer is all about.
Best hot dogs in Cumberland and perhaps the coolest atmosphere around with classic red bar top stools is what you will find when you go to Curtis’ Famous Weiners. Their reputation is what drives traffic through the door so don’t look for a website (they don’t have one). Instead, you can read their Google reviews to see just how fantastic their dogs really are. Be warned that they do not take credit cards so come with cash (the dogs are inexpensive so you might have enough already).
Slightly different from your traditional hot dog stand, Bold Bite is serving up the flavor—smoky style. You can get your hot dog with smoked pork and beef sausage and then top it off with something unique. A local favorite is the D.C. Guac with pico de gallo, guacamole, and lime sauce.
If you are craving a hot dog but want something that is natural and hormone free, Shake Shack delivers. Their hot dogs are completely free of antibiotics and hormones and served on a non-GMO potato bun. This is guilt-free deliciousness. When you’re done, you can enjoy more guilt-free pleasures with all-natural custard.
Ann’s is known for their foot-long hot dogs. It’s a small stand that has customers coming back since the 1950s and 60s. It’s the kind of place that grandparents take the grandkids to, reminiscing about when they were young. The hot dogs keep them coming, as does the fabulous ice cream and shakes. You can’t miss Ann’s as you’re driving by—just look for the goofy giant size hot dog in the parking lot!