The Unassuming Restaurant In North Carolina That Serves The Best Hot Dogs You’ll Ever Taste

What makes a restaurant good? Obviously, food is first, but it’s also a combination of the ambiance, staff, and history. As more than a hole-in-the-wall but perhaps a local landmark, Bill’s Hot Dogs in Washington has been serving “nuclear-red” hot dogs since 1928. It’s a place visitors willingly wait in line for an hour to try an all-the-way dog, and a place locals have intertwined with legends of secret recipes and view as a town meeting spot. If you’re really looking at what makes a restaurant ‘good,’ it’s more than the food but the total experience. At Bill’s Hot Dogs you get just that.

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Yum! I could totally go for a Bill’s hot dog right now! Have you dined here before?

You’ll find the original Bill’s Hot Dogs at –
109 Gladden St, Washington, NC 27889

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