Popular at ball parks, BBQs, and 4th of July festivities, the hot dog is a staple of American culture. We found some of the best places in Louisiana that are dedicated to serving the best dog around. Listed in no particular order are some of our favorites.
Try an alligator sausage dog topped with Cajunkraut! Or maybe a smoked duck dog with mac & cheese! Step out of your comfort zone and experience one of these unique dogs. Located at 104 W Pujo Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
2. Hot Dawg Stop
With menu options including crawfish boudin, alligator, and Italian sausage, there's a dawg for everyone. They also have six different types of chili all made fresh in house. Hot Dawg also has some amazing nachos, salads, and milkshakes. There's something on the menu for everyone! Located at 221 Kaliste Saloom Street Lafayette, LA 70508
3. Diva Dawg Food Truck
Awesome little gourmet hot dog food truck. They put a delicious Cajun spin on their dogs, like their Etoufee Chili Dawg or their Cajun Surf & Turf (Alligator sausage & Crawfish Etoufee). Located at 2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd New Orleans, LA 70113
4. Rob's Rockin Dogs
Serving up the best gourmet hot dogs on the Northshore. Do you have what it takes to conquer the big band challenge? If you can eat 1 pound of hot dog with 2 pounds of toppings AND beat the current record holder's time the dog is free! And you'll get your photo added to the Hall of Fame (plus a cool T-shirt) Located at 400 N. Theard St Covington, LA 70433
5. Dreamy Weenies
"Hot dogs gone New Orleans." How about a hot dog topped with red beans and rice? Or a chili and grits dog? You can only find it at Dreamy Weenies. Located at 740 N. Rampart Street New Orleans, LA
6. Dat Dog
Amazing atmosphere, artfully crafted hot dogs, affordable prices. You just have to experience it for yourself. Located at 5030 Freret Street New Orleans, LA
7. Frankie's Dawg House
They have a variety of hot dogs to choose from, everything from the classic Chicago Dawg to the Paradise Dawg (topped with spicy mango peach salsa, onions and tomato). Located at 2318 Cedardale Avenue Baton Rouge 70808
8. Coney Island Connection
Perfectly cooked hot dogs, hamburgers, and poboys just like your mama used to make. Located at 2635 N 7th Street West Monroe, LA 71291
9. Corn Dog 7
Founded in 1978, Corn Dog 7 has locations across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Corn Dog 7 has amazing fairground food at reasonable prices. Locations in the Alexandria Mall at 3437 Masonic Drive Alexandria, LA 71301 and in the Southland Mall at 5953 West Park Avenue Houma, LA 70364
10. Lucky Dogs
You can't talk about hot dogs and not mention Lucky Dogs. Maybe you've encountered one of these kiosks as you're walking out of a bar in the early hours of the morning. You'll find these guys all over the French Quarter.
Have you been to any of these places? Let us know in the comments below.