Out-of-towners may not realize it, but Minnesota is a hotbed of delicious foods. We like to keep our tasty treasures secret so that we can keep them all to ourselves. But some secrets shouldn’t be kept. It’s time to let the dog out of the bag and share the restaurants that serve the best hot dogs in Minnesota.
1. The Wienery - Minneapolis
The Wienery is a can’t-miss stop for true hot dog fans. If you feel like something different, try the Hairy Brain with mayo, cheese, and kraut. Or get a little local flavor with the Minneapolis dog featuring onion, tomato, relish, sport peppers, pickles, and slaw. Wrap it in bacon for an extra $1.50. You won’t regret it.
Address: 414 Cedar Avenue South, Minneapolis.
2. Uncle Franky's - Minneapolis
Uncle Franky’s may not look like much from the outside, but this little shack serves up some of the best hot dogs around. Locals in the know flock to this Northeast Minneapolis establishment to wolf down these all-beef wonders. You can’t go wrong with the classic Chicago Dog.
Address: 728 Broadway Street Northeast, Minneapolis.
3. Target Field - Minneapolis
What better way to enjoy a Twins game than with a classic ballpark hot dog? The dogs served at Target Field are made by Schweigert, a local brand that has been serving the area for 80 years. The only thing that makes them taste better is a Twins victory. Well, that and a cold beer to wash it down.
Address: 1 Twins Way, Minneapolis.
4. The Herbivorous Butcher - Minneapolis
Vegans, Minnesota’s got you covered, too--covered in vegan chili and cheese, that is. The Herbivorous Butcher is America’s first vegan butcher shop, and it’s located right in Minneapolis. The menu changes daily, but you can always be sure you’ll find locally sourced sausages just waiting for a bun.
Address: 507 1st Avenue Northeast, Minneapolis.
5. Natedogs - Minneapolis
The best part about Natedogs is that you never know where you’ll find one. One day this food truck might be parked at farmer’s market, and the next day they’ll be serving up dogs outside a brewery. Slather on some Natedogs Honey-Spiced Mustard to make your dog extra special no matter where you are.
Address: Around Minneapolis.
6. Tilt Pinball Bar - Minneapolis
Not only is Tilt Pinball Bar known for its wide selection of beers and pinball machines. It also serves great food. Their specialty? All beef hot dogs served with a variety of toppings. From sauerkraut to melted gruyere - and everything in between - you're destined to get a good hot dog if you step into this bar. As an added bonus, they even have vegan options from Herbacious Butcher.
Address: 113 East 26th Street #110, Minneapolis.
7. Butcher & the Boar - Minneapolis
Pretty much everyone knows that a trip to Butcher & the Boar is going to involve a plate full of savory, meaty deliciousness. But did you know that they have hot dogs? Created with top quality sausage and topped with fresh, delicious fixings, you cannot go wrong with any of their several hot dog offerings. If you're really hungry, try a footlong.
Address: 1121 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.
8. Coney Island Deluxe - Duluth
Duluth's entry into the hot dog race is Coney Island Deluxe. This little spot has been family-owned since 1928, and it's beloved among anyone who has ever been there. These classic dogs are so good that they'll have you coming back for seconds - and thirds. Top them with chili, onions, or whatever you like. It's all good.
Address: 112 West First Street, Duluth.
9. Kyatchi - Minneapolis
Kyatchi is a sushi restaurant that also specializes in hot dogs. Confused? Don't be. This place is backed by the
Star Tribune, which named it the best hot dog spot in the city. Toppings range from yuzu mayo to avocado to stir fried soba noodles, and they are some of the tastiest - and most unique - dogs you'll ever eat. All served with Japanese potato salad, this is one meal you will not soon forget. Address: 3758 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
10. Nighthawks - Minneapolis
Nighthawks hot dogs are as big as they are delicious. There are several dogs to choose from, but if you want to get truly decadent? Go with the Galaxy Dog. It comes with coleslaw, chili, cheese, and fritos. Yum! If you want flavor but you're looking for something lighter, you can substitute any hot dog for a carrot - the restaurant is famous for its carrot dogs! The fries, chips, or potato salad the dogs are served with will complete your meal - and satisfy your appetite.
Address: 3753 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis.
Have you had any of these delicious dogs? Do you have any other hot dog restaurants to add to the list? Add your favorites to the comments down below!