Best Hot Dog Brands

The Top Ten

1 Hebrew National

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.

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.

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

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.

I simply like them the best from your list. There is a maker in Lancaster County that makes a fine product as well. A great hot dog and an Oreo with peanut butter on it is all you could want. The perfect all-American meal.

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!

The best hot dog money buy

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3 Hoffman's

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!

The ONLY hot dog I will ever eat! Their hot dogs are simply the best and if you've never had a snappy grilled than I suggest you treat your taste buds to these fantastic sausages

There is no other! I will only eat this brand!

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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.

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.

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

Love em

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5 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

Best hot dogs ever! Super tasty

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6 Sabrett

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.

The best!

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7 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.

Vienna all the way!

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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.

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.

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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..

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

The all beef dog is my fave.

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The Contenders

11 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

Love the taste.. period

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12 Applegate Farms

BEST hot dog by far. NO nitrites!

Yum and guilt free.

Quality all beef; best flavor.


13 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

The absolutely best.

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14 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!

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.

The best without a doubt

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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15 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.

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

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16 Hillshire Farm
17 Miller's

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

Leaner and tastier than all the rest,

Lance Sterling, expert

Best hotdog ever!

Best I ever had. In ct.

Number #1

18 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

Best dogs ever!

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19 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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20 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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21 Roessler's

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

Remember Jimmys of Savin Rock?

22 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

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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23 Dietz & Watson Natural Casing Franks

Dietz & Watson hot dogs taste great and snap beautifully.

The only hot dog brand I eat!

One of the best

24 Smith's

Would be #1 if people knew about smiths

Natural casing, and great flavor!

Great flavor. nice snap

Love these dogs

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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 Kowalskis

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...

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

Best anywhere in USA that I have had.

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

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28 Usingers

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

29 Caspers

Very famous in san Francisco bay area

Hands down the best

30 Wolfe's Neck

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

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 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.

33 Jordans
34 Schickhaus

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

Best hot dog by far!

Best hot dog by far.

35 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

36 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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37 Abeles & Heymann
38 David Berg

None better.

39 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


40 Kaspers
41 Frank's

DUH - Clubberoni

42 Thompson's

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

Looking to buy whole sale for restarunt

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

43 Coleman
44 Saugy's

Love them

45 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

46 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.

47 Eckrich


48 Martin Rosol's

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

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