Everyone loves hotdogs, whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, made from chicken or pork they’re irresistible. There is something innately comforting about them and different countries like to put their spin on them. Dublin’s hotdogs are second to none, in our humble opinion, and we’ve scouted out the best of the best in the city.
Wayback Burgers is a chain restaurant, there’s no denying it, but did you know that the one in Dublin is the only one in Europe with the exception of the Netherlands? So you may as well give it a go and sink your teeth into one of their classic hotdogs. If you’re after a little spice check out the ‘buffalo blast’ with buffalo sauce and crispy onions. Cheese addicts will love the ‘cheesy delight’ too, oozing with tasty, tasty melted cheese.
📍1 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin, D06 Y5P5, Ireland
Eddie Rocket’s is another chain but it’s a good old Irish chain! It’s modeled after the classic American diner, Johnny Rockets and it’s an absolute haven for hotdogs. The classic, with mustard and ketchup is basically all you need to cheer you up on a bad day. However, the chili dog is a must-try if you grew up watching American TV and constantly wondered what one of these is. Plus, the smokey sweetness of the BBQ bacon version is just absolute heaven.
📍52 Lower O’Connell Street Upper, Centre, Dublin, D01 C2P1, Ireland
There’s a theme here, isn’t there? If you make a good hotdog, it spreads across Ireland. So here’s another Ireland-wide chain for you worth trying. The ‘shaking dog’ with crispy bacon, tangy mustard, and caramelised onions is the perfect pick-me-up. Those who love spicy food should try the ‘fiery pooch’ with jalapeños and melted cheese, too. Vegetarians will love it here too – the ‘barking veggie’ has a delicious avocado sauce and grilled peppers.
📍Unit 38A/38B, Central Mall, Ilac Centre, Henry St, Dublin 1, D01 C8Y0, Ireland
4. Gaucho’s Dog
Gaucho’s Dog is inspired by Brazilian hotdogs, of which basically every city has its own kind If you haven’t tried them then you need to. There are all sorts of ingredients that Dubliners wouldn’t ordinarily include like peas, corn, potatoes, and even some parsley. Give it a go, you won’t regret it! Also, check out the Uruguayan, panini-style hotdog with mozzarella. Mouthwatering stuff!
📍85 Queen St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 PN1K, Ireland
Craving a hotdog now? Head out and explore what Dublin has to offer. You might just find your new favourite hotdog spot where you can chow down on these delicious dogs, loaded with tons of tasty toppings.