Best Hot Dog Brands

The Top Ten

1 Hebrew National

Just finished eating a third one, on a bun drowned in chili con carne, cheese, relish, and brown mustard. Consistantly great product, have eaten them for years. Tried the rest, came back to the best.

Best tasting and when loaded down with kraut and mustard, they can't be beat!

I am not really supposed to eat hot dogs due to the high sodium and cholesterol in them but when I moved from one side of town to the next, saw them there at a grocery store I had not frequented in years. I tried the jumbo dogs. The best hot dog ever in my opinion and I have had many of them.

Great hot dog. I tried them for the 1st time and they were great! I've tried a lot of other s, but these are the best that I've eaten!

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2 Nathan's

There great

The best hot dog money buy

They have a distinct flavor that I just love!

Overall the best when grilled.

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3 Hoffman's

Natural casing with an AMEN on taste and crunchiness flavor!

The best!

Grilled or fried, there is no choice but Hoffman's. When I was in the service, my folks would bring a few bags of Hoffman's Coneys and German Franks with them when they visited in Texas or California. By the time we got back from meeting them up at the airport, my Navy friends would have the grill fired up in the yard and be waiting for the barbque to start. While folks will claim sailors will eat almost anything, pity the poor soul that got between them and the first batch off the grill.

The best hotdogs you can get! I won't eat anything but Hoffman's. I now live in a place where I cannot get them locally, but I bring them back from my visits home as often as possible. I have even converted a few of my friends and neighbors!

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4 Ball Park


I have had every major brand and several of the smaller brands and I say ball parks should be top of the list followed by Hebrew National they are the best for frying, grilling, and boiling. If you don't know how to grill a hot dog don't knock the brand.

Disgusting, can't eat these. Why are they ranked so high? I like most hot dogs but HATE ball park.

I always love ballparks flavor every since I were a little boy many years ago and today they are still my number 1 hotdog follow by Oscar Meyers.

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5 Sabrett

Best tasting hotdog ever and I am from Delaware I’ve had everything from Philly and Walmart bar s and Hebrew nationals and Nathan’s and by far this is the best tasting hotdog I have ever eaten

Bronx born almost on every busy corner was a dirty water sabrett stand. I know people who worked at Hebrew national and after the tales I heard, I'll never touch one!

Not even close to ANY other hot dog on this list! But, must have the skin on! And, for those on here that are so concerned with health issues of a hot dog in general, don't eat them, any of them! Try a salad instead. For me, someone who doesn't want to live forever...GIVE ME A SABRETT, brown mustard and sauerkraut, every day! "Ball Park" too funny!

I am not a hot dog lover however my better half is, ergo I must occasionally eat a Hot Dog Sabrett is the only one I have tried with no after taste and I will eat two when they are served but will avoid any of the others listed and I have tried them all.

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6 Salinetas Hot Dog

In Spain they Work On Hot Dog concepts that are really Good, use natural elements And very tasty

Among the best hot dogs in the world! Pure creativity and awesome presentation!

The best hoy dog of Canary Islands and the rest of the world

The best hot dogs in Spain there are terrific!

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7 Vienna Beef

Just the BEST

Vienna all the way!

Taste good cold, hot, grilled or boiled the best, my family is a Oscar Mayer family

Hebrew is in all the stores out west now but if years ago Vienna was in most stores here in Ca. I think many out here have never tried one? but if you have had a dog in the streets of Chicago at a dog cart you will be in for a treat and they are Vienna as well as being the best you have ever had!

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8 Koegel's

Their products set a high standard for taste and quality. Now that I live in Florida, Koegel products and snow are really the only things I miss about Michigan.

Great local brand to eat and I have over campfires

Pure genius of a product immaculate taste if I had to explain what it's like to eat a koegel hotdog I would say it's like taking a bite out of heaven! I want to cry when I take a bite because there just that good bravo koegel bravo

The best hot dog and bologna in the country. I have tried other brands since I now live on the west coast but nothing compares. I always bring back a small suitcase full when visiting Michigan to share with my family and put in the freezer until next trip. Very excited with the west coast promotion this summer, freezer stocked up again.

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9 Best's

What grocery store sells Best's brand hot dogs

The hotdog from Newark NJ. Grew up on these. They truly are the best only Nathan's, Hebrew National, Boar's Head & Sabrett come close

Great tasting. Lower in sodium and other not good stuff.

Where can we find them?
Best by far!

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10 Oscar Mayer

Too me, Oscar Meyer is the best. But, I have not tried a Nathan's or Hebrew.

My wife likes the Ball Park wiener, but when they are grilled they blowup and look strange. Oscar Meyer tastes great and grill better than Ball Park.

In our family it is Oscar Mayer. They are the best on a open fire. We are a Oscar Mayer Wieners. Mary

Can't go wrong with the American Classic Oscar Mayer wiener. I love the ones made with chicken and pork best however.

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The Contenders

11 Boars Head

Love the taste.. period

Make sure you buy the all beef or beef and pork with natural casing to get to get that snap when you bite into it. The taste really delivers, absolutely delicious.

Delicious any way you choose to prepare em!

Boar's Head is hands down superior to all others listed. That snap when you bite into dog is what it is all about

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12 Hummels

the best

Without a doubt the best hot dog ever. they do ship but the shipping is expensive.

Absolutely the best hot dog anywhere. You can only get them in Connecticut and the fact that a local hot dog is up on this list, tells you its that good.

Absolutely the best. Have tried every other hot dog out there, but none can top Hummel's. People go to the Northeast for lobster, but I go for a grilled Hummel's hot dog in natural casing and with mustard relish on top. Yum!

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13 Applegate Farms

BEST hot dog by far. NO nitrites!

Yum and guilt free.

Quality all beef; best flavor.


14 Kayems

The absolutely best.

Eat a Kayems foot long at a Rays game. Maybe the best I ever tasted.

Only hotdog that I will buy!

These are obviously underrated

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15 Zweigle's

I am from Rochester and they are the best in the world. You can get them on line at New York Style Deli.
Cost is high but now and then they are worth it.

I've tried all of the other "best" hot dogs, including the ones down south. Nothing beats a grilled Zweigle's for taste.

Best grilled, skin pops or cracks, whites are pork and yummy.

Their White Hot (Poppers) are an absolute delicacy. The southern states need this brand, en masse.

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16 Hillshire Farm

The beef natural casing frank was discontinued in the late 80's or early 90's to my dismay. They were the best I've ever eaten

17 Sahlen's Hot Dogs

Best I've Ever eaten! It's my number 1!

Best dogs ever!

You guys are all lost... The fact that this one isn't even on the list discredits this whole site.

Best hot dog now available at publix

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18 Deutschmacher

The best

So good there the best!

I can't find these anymore. Great taste, not oily. A delicious quality hot dog.

My favorite by far, Hebrew National a close second.

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19 Miller's

Best hot dog I ever had!

Best for many years. Jumbo size fit Ball Park Brat Buns perfectly..

Leaner and tastier than all the rest,

Lance Sterling, expert

If these are the same ones sold in Virginia City, NV, I would love to get a case or two.

Best hotdog ever!

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20 Dietz & Watson Natural Casing Franks

Best dogs ever,wish I could find them on the west coast!

Dietz & Watson hot dogs taste great and snap beautifully.

The only hot dog brand I eat!

One of the best

21 Bryan Juicy Jumbos

Bryan’s all Beef was the best by far followed by Bar-S Jumbo All Beef hot dogs for my taste buds. Ball Park Angus Beef was a distant third. I hate it that yankee-doodle dipstick Sarah Lee bought Bryan and chose to push a Ball Park instead. Those turd birds also messed up my Fast Fixin Brand of Pre-Cooked all Beef hamburgers and pushed that skinny yankee crap Ball Park Pre-Cooked Burgers as well. I say favor and savor the competition and if cheaper brand is beating you in taste test, fix your cooking or since own both, still making money. Oscar Mayer’s All Beef Angus Hot Dogs are good too! I cannot stand when it’s primary ingredient is pork followed by chicken and beef. I hate those hot dogs and we are in Texas, a Beef state not yankee pig pork state.

My family loves the Bryan Juice Jumbo Hot dogs; however, we can no longer buy them in our area. I have written to the company a number of times yet the company continues to push the Ball Park hotdog, which in my opinion, cannot compare to Bryan. We wish the company would once again distribute the product to our area. There is not a better tasting hot dog than Bryan...

I have yet to taste a better hotdog than Bryans. Unfortunately Sara Lee bought the company and also owns Ball Park hotdogs. Sara Lee has discontinued distribution of Bryan Hotdogs just about everywhere in favor of the more profitable Ball Park.

They are (were) the best in the USA

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22 Roessler's

Saw them being made,good stuff went in these dogs.

Very hard to find now! Blackies in Cheshire CT one the only places.

Remember Jimmys of Savin Rock?

23 Smith's

Great hot dogs with a wonderful casing snap.

Love these dogs

Best hot dogs in Erie, PA.

Would be #1 if people knew about smiths

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24 Wimmers Natural Casing

I grew up on Wimmers hot dogs and living in Georgia I no longer have access to them. Wish they would ship! I stock up when visiting Nebraska. They are the best!

All Hot Dogs should be graded by this one.

The Best tasting I have ever ate!

I thought everywhere around the Us had these, moved out of Nebraska and have tried a dozen different types of hotdogs, all have failed to live up to the Wimmers natural casing, now bring them back from Nebraska on every visit.

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25 Thumanns

These are tops! They also make corned beef that is tops too!

The absolute best crunch, with natural casing, cooked on the grill or heated in water.

Hard to find in the South but worth the hunt.

Best dog but cannot find them in the Carolina's.

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26 Usingers

Outstanding snappy wiener in natural casing.

Without doubt, best tasting, quality wieners available. Signed, Lifelong Milwaukee Area Resident.

27 Kowalskis

Casing dog matches the best of the best! A top dog. Should be a top 3.

This is a Detroit area dog. They are natural casing and they are the best.

These are by far the best hot dogs. The one's with the natural casings are delicious. They give you that great "snap" when you bite into them. I can't believe more people didn't vote for this brand. Maybe they are regional...

Best in the lower peninsula, Vollwerth's best in the upper peninsula, both all meat no grease.

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28 Niman Ranch
29 Caspers

Very famous in san Francisco bay area

Hands down the best

30 Jordans
31 Wolfe's Neck

The best frank ever. They were acquired by other company & cannot find them anymore. Was told they were in Hannaford.

32 Bar-S

Best Walmart hot-dog

I perfer the texture of Bar-S hot dogs. Haven't tried many other brands besides ball park. I will stick with Bar-S.

They are the bomb! They actually are made of beef with some fat. M

33 Loeffler's

Nothing comes close to Loeffler's.

The 60 year old legend from Trenton, NJ. Also try their pork roll from the pork roll capitol of the world.

34 Hatfield

I've visited several Giant Grocery stores in the Harrisburg area just recently and they have discontinued this item. Was there a recall? specifically the Hot as well as mild (I prefer hot) Phillies All-Beef Sausages.


The best! Hands down

Tried Hatfield Beef Phillies franks. Suprised at how good. I don't like snappy /crunchy dogs or too garlicky dogs. These were good beegy flavor

35 Schickhaus

Best griddle frank ever/ These were used as texas weiners. DELICIOUS!

Best Griddle Frank by far... Slow cook medium low heat on flat top grill and wait until the thick casing snaps open and becomes somewhat Crispy A Jersey Shore Favorite!

Best hot dog by far!

Best hot dog by far.

36 Kirkland Signature


These are juicy the ones in the 3 pack I m not sure if they are the same as the 1/4 pound ones but they are juicy

37 Farmer John's

The Dodger Dog! According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, the projected number of 2011 season hot dogs sold at Dodger Stadium was 2 million " establishing Farmer John Dodger Dogs as the leader in hot dog sales of all those sold in Major League Baseball ballparks.

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38 Abeles & Heymann
39 David Berg

None better.

40 Saugy's

The best ever

None better! You don't know hotdogs if you haven't had a Saugys

My favorite dog in RI

Love them

41 Kaspers
42 Frank's

DUH - Clubberoni

43 Martin Rosol's

The best hotdogs ever!

Local brand in Connecticut ( New Britain ) is a very good dog,

44 Thompson's

Looking to buy whole sale for restarunt

Local hotdogs made in Jersey Shore, Pa. They are by far the best hotdog I ever ate!

You can still put four cases of these hot dogs in the overhead compartment. I'll be traveling 20 hour road trip to Jersey Shore, Pa for more yummy dogs the spring.
#1 dog in the country

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46 Kent Quality Foods

Kent Quality Foods from Grand Rapids Michigan will not back down from a taste or quality challenge verses any of these other suppliers. They make the best hot dog in the world.

Done taste test bet Nathan's hands down

47 Eckrich


48 Cher Make

Either their Stadium or Beef brands are better than almost any on you list. I do like the Hebrew and Nathans but there's not enough difference in flavor to justify the much greater price.

49 Daisy Brand

A great Chicago franchise, great hot dogs, and great deli meats!

50 Kahn’s

Best hot dogs in Ohio & Pittsburgh area. I have relocated to the New Bern area in North Carolina and would love to see them expand their market.

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