Best Hot Dog Brands

The Top Ten

1 Hebrew National

I can't eat any hot dog but Hebrew National. If Hebrew national never existed, then forget hot dogs.

I have been eating, and loving hot dogs most of my life, I'm 61. I have eaten most of the brands offered but Hebrew National dogs are by far the best.

Hebrew National is by far the best, I trust what is in them, after all, "they answer to a Higher Authority" and they taste like real food -


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2 Nathan's

The first time I heard of Nathan's was near the end of softball season last summer when my daughter told me that is what the concession stand has at the community youth program baseball and softball park that my granddaughter play and practices at. I tried one (with NO catsup or mustard) and is the first time I thoroughly enjoyed an unadorned hot dog on a bun! They weren't available many places in our area of Southwestern Indiana but they now have them in one of the local grocery chain stores -- Schnuck's -- so now I purchase them for use at home. I had been using the Oscar Mayer angus beef hot dogs -- and those are good too, but Nathans has a special flavor that I just love.

Nathan's are in the top two hands down! They have great taste and texture! I can't believe Ball Park hot dogs are even in the top ten. They have absolutely no texture! Imagine potted meat shaped up to form what resembles a hot dog!

My guess is that the good reviews coming in for Ball Park hotdogs are coming from employees of the company cause they are the worst I've ever eaten! And if you really believe that they are one of the best, then you have never eaten a real hotdog!

Best hot dog in the world

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3 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.

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.

The only thing good about this brand is the name. Their products have increased in price as they've reduced the actual hot dog size down from the traditional 16 ounce pack of 8, to a 15 ounce pack of 8 and now a 14.5 ounce pack of 8, all the while adding who knows what as more filler, so if you like a hotdog with the consistency of gooey oatmeal, this is your brand. Personally, find somewhere that sells Hatfield's and if they have the "Phillies" version, get that, if not, get their "Beef". A close 2nd is Grillman's.

Ballpark by far has the thickest and the juiciest hot dogs on the planet

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4 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 hot dogs in Spain there are terrific!

Best hot dogs ever! Super tasty

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5 Sabrett

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.

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!

Kowalski 6 dog to a pound...nothing like them..
Sadly no longer available

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6 Vienna Beef

In Chicago there is no real Chicago dog but Vienna brand pure beef hot dogs. If you visit here and go out for the famous dogs and you see it is not Vienna brand, then you at getting ripped off. in Chicago it is the number 1 brand used by all the best places. I have also tried all the above mentioned brands and thy do not come close. Once you try it you will have to agree.

In Chicago, the Vienna brand 100% All Bee Hot Dog is king. When pulling up to any hot dog stand in the city, the first thing most Chicagoans look for is the Vienna Beef logo. If it's not there, don't stop. Not that many places that still make natural casing dogs that seal in the juices and give the dog a snap at first bite.

Vienna is by far the best hotdog...period. Hebrew National are over rated big time. All the rest of them are TERRIBLE.

Beat of all.

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7 Hoffman's

Over my 72 years on this earth. No hot dog compares to the taste of Hoffman's. Try one and I think you'll agree.

No dog will ever be the same since we ate the one...your hooked!

I spent 18months in Germany these are the closest to their hot dogs

By far the best

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8 Koegel's

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.

Always in good taste!

After all thees years we still take a 5# box when we go to Tucson for the winter. No bad hotdogs in Michigan because of the state meat rules, they actually have to have real meat. Truly the best hotdog in the US. Hebrew Nat is living on its past rep and were just awful when I tried them late last year.

They are the best. made in mich no snot or inner best dog around

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9 Best's

What grocery store sells Best's brand hot dogs

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

Why can I no longer find this brand? It should be close to the top of your list..

Great hot dogs

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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

The all beef dog is my fave.

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The Contenders

11 Applegate Farms

BEST hot dog by far. NO nitrites!

Yum and guilt free.

Quality all beef; best flavor.


12 Boars Head

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

I've tried many different hot dogs but Boars Head is by far the best.

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13 Hummels

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!

The best without a doubt

My Uncle brings them down every year from Connecticut there by far the best on the griddle maid the old way

I live in Florida down here NY this NY that. Not only is new haven apizza by far the best. New haven Hummel hot dogs are a level above. The burger was found in New Haven also. Loud Lunch. And I miss squash flowers and lobster rolls hot with butter. Drink it down with a foxon park white birch soda.

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14 Kayems

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

One of the best hot dogs

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15 Hillshire Farm
16 Miller's

Best hotdog ever!

Best I ever had. In ct.

Number #1

17 Zweigle's

I LOVE these hot dogs - the absolute BEST - but then again I am from Rochester! Unfortunately, I now live in Florida and we can't get them.

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

Best hot dogs I have ever had! Plump, juicy, and just the right "snap" when you bite them.


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18 Deutschmacher

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

My favorite by far, Hebrew National a close second.

Great taste up front no bad after taste

I travel from NY to CT to buy these hot dogs. I ❀️ them!

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19 Bryan Juicy Jumbos

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.

Since I moved to dallas 3 years ago I have not seen Bryan's beef jumbos anywhere although it was the only brand I bought in Alabama. No hot dog can compare o Bryan's and the worst one I ever had was. Ball park. Awful.

They are (were) the best in the USA

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20 Roessler's

Remember Jimmys of Savin Rock?

21 Sahlen's Hot Dogs

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

The best hot dog I'm about to try

Father works there represent

Grew up eating Sahlens, the best!

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22 Smith's

Would be #1 if people knew about smiths

Natural casing, and great flavor!

Great flavor. nice snap

Best hot dogs in Erie, PA.

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23 Wimmers Natural Casing

Tasted one on opening day I was very impressed very juicy great taste

Much better than the top rated in this survey.

These compare favorably against the top 4

Every chance I get I "import" an ice chest full from Nebr. To Ark. Solid and full flavored. Good on or off bun, cold or hot.

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24 Dietz & Watson Natural Casing Franks

One of the best

25 Niman Ranch
26 Thumanns

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.

For me there's only 3 hot dogs to buy for quality and taste,1.sabrett 2 thumanns 3.nathans famous...i like sabrett dirty water dogs,thumanns beef pork blend or just beef deep fried,nathans grilled...others are cheaper less quality,and taste...

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27 Usingers

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

28 Wolfe's Neck

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

29 Caspers

Very famous in san Francisco bay area

Hands down the best

30 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.

31 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

32 Kowalskis

Best anywhere in USA that I have had.

Natural casing. The best

33 Hatfield

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

34 Jordans
35 Abeles & Heymann
36 David Berg

None better.

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 β€" 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 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

39 Kaspers
40 Schickhaus

Best hot dog by far!

Best hot dog by far.

41 Frank's

DUH - Clubberoni

42 Coleman
43 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.

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44 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.

45 Thompson's

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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