The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC
Gray's Papaya is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

1. Gray's Papaya

7.9
2090 Broadway (at W 72nd St), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · Lincoln Square · 245 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Get the Recession Special, of course—two franks, one drink, these days $5.95—on offer here since the Koch years, squeeze into a spot at the counter, and taste the New York City of legend. Read more.

Crif Dogs is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

2. Crif Dogs

8.6
113 Saint Marks Pl (btwn 1st & Ave A), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 472 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The sublime Spicy Redneck ($4.75), for example, is a house dog wrapped in bacon and topped with cole slaw, chili, and jalapeños, but every bite is in harmony, the whole obviously prepared with love. Read more.

Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

3. Schaller's Stube Sausage Bar

8.8
1654 2nd Ave (btwn E 85th & E 86th St), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · Yorkville · 33 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Their dogs come nestled inside some excellent Balthazar brioche buns, and the toppings are infallibly appropriate, though my favorite is probably the simple Bratwurst/Kraut/Mustard "Classic" ($7). Read more.

Mile End Delicatessen is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

4. Mile End Delicatessen

8.8
97A Hoyt St (btwn Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), Brooklyn, NY
Sandwich Spot · Boerum Hill · 314 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The poutines and brisket get most of the attention here (and rightly so), the Hoyt Dog ($8) definitely deserves some love too. Read more.

Feltman’s Kitchen is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

5. Feltman’s Kitchen

80 Saint Marks Place (1st Ave), New York, NY
Hot Dog Joint · East Village · 9 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The Feltman's all-beef frank has perfect snap and a real depth of flavor that doesn't get lost whether topped with pungent grilled sauerkraut ($4) or smokey chili ($6). Read more.

Tørst is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

6. Tørst

9.0
615 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Beer Bar · Greenpoint · 257 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Everything on the menu at beer-geek bar Torst is fantastic, and the Hot Dog ($12) is no exception. Try one of Torst's 21 beers on tap, but also practically a full meal in itself. Read more.

Katz's Delicatessen is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

7. Katz's Delicatessen

9.0
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St), New York, NY
Sandwich Spot · Lower East Side · 1447 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: Among other Jewish deli delights, this platonic ideal of the NYC Frankfurter ($3.95). Wonderfully charred, bursting with meat juice, covered with a hefty helping of kraut, Read more.

Danish Dogs is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

8. Danish Dogs

7.2
89 East 42nd St Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
Scandinavian Restaurant · Midtown East · 14 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The Great Dane ($8) is the best choice here, with a beef- and pork-frank topped with spiced ketchup, mustard, onion, remoulade, pickled cucumbers, and crisp shallots. Read more.

Sons of Thunder is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

9. Sons of Thunder

204 E 38th St (btwn 3rd Ave & Tunnel Exit St), New York, NY
Hawaiian Restaurant · Murray Hill · 98 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The Slaw Dog ($4.50) features an all-beef frank, cooked until the skin is blistered, smothered in cool, creamy, and well-carawayed coleslaw, with enough mustard lying in wait for extra zing. Read more.

Frankel's Delicatessen is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

10. Frankel's Delicatessen

8.8
631 Manhattan Ave (at Bedford Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Jewish Restaurant · Greenpoint · 66 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: If you can get to this vibrant homage to the classic NYC Jewish deli during the day, then definitely get anything with pastrami and one these Hot Dogs ($3.67). Read more.

Huertas is one of The 11 Best Hot Dogs In NYC.

11. Huertas

8.0
107 1st Ave (btwn E 6th & E 7th St), New York, NY
Spanish Restaurant · East Village · 127 tips and reviews

GothamistGothamist: The Basque Dogs ($8.50) at Huertas is made with chistorra sausage (pork and paprika) and slathered with both a smooth white aioli and a chunky, sweet, and tangy piquillo mostardo sauce. Read more.