West Virginia February 04, 2016
This One Unique Restaurant In West Virginia Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience
West Virginians are sometimes sensitive about the hillbilly stereotype, but the folks at Hillbilly Hot Dogs are in on the joke. And they serve one of West Virginia’s favorite foods. This Lesage restaurant has been a destination for more than 15 years. Take a look to see why:
Sonnie and Sharie Knight opened Hillbilly Hot Dogs on the Ohio River in Lesage in 1999.
Over the years, its unique appearance has attracted the attention of national news, blogs and television shows.
The restaurant has been featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, The Travel Channel's Food Paradise, and others.
The restaurant is known for its gourmet hot dogs, burgers, and salads.
This is the “coal miner” hotdog, which is a deep-fried dog with homemade chili, mustard, onions and blackening seasoning, and the "taco dog," with nacho cheese, jalapenos, chili, lettuce, tomatoes, picante, sour cream, cheese and chips.
One of the restaurant's favorites is the 15-inch “Homewrecker” hotdog. The dog comes with jalapeños, sautèed peppers and onions,
nacho cheese, habenero, chili sauce, mustard,
slaw, lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheese, piled
high on a 15-inch, 1-pound all-beef weenie in a bun.
If you can finish it in under 12 minutes, they’ll give you a t-shirt.
Its bus and shack seating draws a lot of attention. It’s definitely one of the state’s most interesting settings.
Their 10-pound burger has been ranked among the country’s fattiest foods.
For a time, Hillbilly Hot Dogs had a second location in Huntington, but it has since closed.
The restaurant is located at 6951 Ohio River Road in Lesage.
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Have you ever been to Hillbilly Hot Dogs? What did you think of it?