America and hotdogs go together like ketchup and mustard. Or hot dogs and buns? For the sake of the blog, we’ll continue without settling on a hot dog simile. As an expanding trend, hot dog carts and shops are popping up everywhere here in Atlanta. That’s why we wanted to give you a quick guide and tell you about the three best places to grab a Hot Dog in Midtown!

The Varsity

The Varsity has been in the hot dog game for over 90 years. Just by that sentence alone, you can gather that it’s legendary in Atlanta. They have been selling hot dogs for that long? They have got to be doing something right. And that they are! Not only is The Varsity known for being one of the original hot dog stands in Atlanta, but it’s also known for its outstanding service! In fact, The Varsity has almost 11,000 Google reviews averaging out 4.15 stars – only emphasizing their delicious dogs and fantastic service. Long story short, these dogs made Varsity for a reason. Plan a trip there today!

Drafts + Dogs

Looking for a crafted cocktail and a delicious dog? Then look no further than Drafts + Dogs. Drafts and Dogs have been open for not even a whole year and it has already made its mark as one Atlanta’s hottest hot dog restaurants. Located in Ponce City Market’s central Food Hall, the joint gets plenty of foot traffic to attract nearby Hot Doggers. And once they take a bite, they’ll never look back. There are three hot dogs imparticular that you need to try. The Hangover, The California, and The Hawaii 5-0. Once you have all three – you’ll have completed the perfect hot dog triad.

The Helpful Hot Dog

Delicious dogs with a cause. The Helpful Hot Dog is actually a non-profit company looking to provide assistance to restaurant workers struggling with substance abuse, addiction, and mental health issues. They rely on your donations and purchasing of their dogs! But trust us, it’s a win-win situation. They have chefs featured every week on Saturday from 12 PM to 3 PM  so plan carefully or else you’ll have to wait until next week! All in all, if you did visit and snag a dog and/or help with a donation, you can bet your buns they’d say “Frank you.”

When you’re in the mood for the ultimate American lunch, head to one of these tasty dog vendors and get your dog on!

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