Calling all hot dog lovers! Mark your calendars for July 17, National Hot Dog Day! While we don’t need a special holiday to appreciate all the delicious options in town, this day sounds like the perfect opportunity to do a taste-test of LYH’s dog-gone tasty options.
As a bonus, we’ve made a handy hot dog checklist you can use to rank each experience so you can crown one dog the Best in the Burg.
The Texas Inn
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This Lynchburg staple is known for its Cheesy Western, but the hot dogs do not disappoint. The staple here is a hot dog “all the way”—chili, mustard and onions. Their signature red dogs are sure to bring back memories of childhood.
Moore’s Country Store
Moore’s Country Store has been serving their legendary hot dog chili since 1926, and have won multiple awards and fan favorite contests since. But be warned, the chili has a bite to it! You may want to grab a cold drink from the coolers before digging in. Try one out for yourself at their Waterlick Road, Boonsboro Road or Graves Mill locations.
The Water Dog
For those who like a unique hot dog experience, The Water Dog has you covered. Their offerings:
- The River Dog- served with beer cheese, house-made baja slaw, shaved red onions
- Land and Sea Dog- served with spicy aioli, seasoned crab meat, beer cheese, and an over easy egg
- “Chicago” Dog- served with house-made bacon onion jam, pickled relish, diced tomatoes, shaved red onions, house-made pickles, celery seed
- Mackin’ Dog- served with macaroni & cheese, cured chorizo, crispy onions, and beer bbq sauce
The Weenie Stand
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The Lynchburg Weenie Stand knows hot dogs. So well that they named themselves just for their dogs! Here, you will find your classic hot dog toppings (onions, relish and chili) as well as some others (including bacon!).
The World Famous Stadium Inn
Image via The World Famous Stadium Inn
The Stadium Inn is great at many things, and hot dogs are one of them. Visit this icon on Fort Avenue and order a hot dog with any topping you choose—including pickle spears, barbeque and more! No combination is too outrageous.
Hot dogs and pool, what more could you ask for? The Cavalier Store, located on Rivermont Avenue is known for their fries and burgers, but they have delicious dogs, too. Bring some friends with you and host your own pool tournament! (Pro tip: Bring cash with you, as they do not take cards.)
Poke-E-Joes may be known for their barbeque, but they bring a unique twist to hot dogs. Try one of these delicious flavor combos:
- Bill’s Way- Topped with house made pimento cheese, habanero relish and creamy coleslaw.
- Tony’s Way- Topped with balsamic onions, slaw and Texas “Q” sauce.
- Locked and Loaded- Topped with bacon, Pulled Pork and famous “Q” sauce.