April 24, 2015
Posted in: Recipes

4 hot dog joints to try in Houston

Houston is filled with great hot dog restaurants.

Houston is filled with great hot dog restaurants.

While you attended Texas culinary school, you probably learned about all the great restaurants in Houston. From Italian to Tex-Mex, the state’s largest city has something for even the pickiest eaters. However, you might not know that the city is filled with great hot dog places. Here are four hot dog joints to try in Houston:

Sammy’s Wild Game Grill
If you are in the mood for a different kind of hot dog, stop by Sammy’s Wild Game Grill. When you dine at this unique establishment, you can get a taste of hot dogs made from wild game, like venison, buffalo and duck. The restaurant prides itself in using meat free of antibiotics and hormones. Sammy’s Wild Game Grill also serves craft beers, so make sure to order one with your wild game hot dog.

Happy Fatz
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to eat a hot dog for breakfast, look no further than Happy Fatz. Housed inside a bungalow, the restaurant is known for its Clucker hot dog, which contains hash? browns, a fried egg and bacon. If you stop by Happy Fatz during lunch, try the Philly Dog; it is made with peppers, mushrooms, grilled onions and provolone cheese. Do not forget to save room for dessert, as the dining establishment also serves cake balls, cupcakes and other sweet treats.

Hot Dog Shop
Serving the Houston area since 1985, Hot Dog Shop has some of the best hotdogs in town. The restaurant only served hot dogs and beer when it first opened but has since evolved into a full-service restaurant and bar. When you open up the menu, you will find several kinds of hot dogs, including the Chicago hotdog, Maxwell Polish and fire dog. If you want a side with your hot dog, order the delicious tater tots or chili cheese fries.

Moon Tower Inn
Although Moon Tower Inn has many different options on the menu, it is known for its wild game hot dogs. From wild boar to elk, you can find a hot dog that will satisfy your taste buds. The portions are pretty big, so you will never leave the restaurant hungry. Make your hot dog even more tasty by packing on toppings such as creole mustard, sliced jalapeños and feta cheese. The restaurant also has plenty of seating in its yard, so you will never have trouble finding space to eat your hot dog.