So this is not so much a “restaurant” review as a walkup street stand type of review. But after having one of these famous Nathan’s hotdogs from Hot Diggity Dawg, we were blown away and thought it deserved its own review.
A hot dog is not just a hot dog. Nathan’s dogs are premium, and you can taste the difference. Hot Diggity Dawg has an a la carte approach where you can stack your dog with as many toppings as you can handle, at the reasonable price of $.50 per topping. Pictured above was the creation of your reviewer – a quarter pound beef dog loaded with cheese, slaw, onions, tomatoes and jalapenos. Now that’s a hot dog! We ordered quarter-pound dog meal, which includes a drink and a side of home-made chips with cheese sauce.
For what it’s worth, the home made chips these guys serve are absolutely delicious! They are fluffy, almost pitta like, but cooked to a nice crunch. These were some of the best chips your reviewer has ever had.
This place doesn’t have just hot dogs, although that is without a doubt their specialty. They also items such as polish sausage, corn dogs, fried bologna sandwiches and street tacos. You can also conclude your meal with a funnel cake, shake or float. Sophisticated it ain’t, but for what it is, this place is fantastic.
One more thing that stood out is that the guy taking orders was incredibly friendly and chatty. We always appreciate friendly and kind service.
Hot Diggity Dawg is a humble little establishment – really just a walk-up street vendor located in one of Gatlinburg’s numerous shopping strips, but we were impressed. From the front porch of the Historic Gatlinburg Inn, cross the street, turn right, and walk a couple of blocks and you’re there. There are some interesting shops in this little shopping center, so you might even want to do a little shopping while you’re there.
Hot Diggity Dawg is recommended for a quick and casual (but delicious) meal on the go. You will find it at:
Gatlinburg, TN 37738