Where to Get Your Hot Dog Fix Around Rhode Island

Whether you like your franks saucy or snappy, we have them all

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Some foods just scream summer. You know what I mean: ice cream, BBQ, lobster rolls, and basically anything on the grill – which means hello, hot dogs! There’s something nostalgic about this portable bite; maybe it conjures memories of the ballpark, or backyard barbecues, or childhood dinner staples. Some like them slathered in chili and cheese, others prefer a drizzle of classic ketchup, and in Rhody, we even have our own special ways of jazzing up our dogs with a snappy skin or smothered in meat sauce. Read on for a list of where to get your favorites. 

 

Ben’s Chili Dogs

Nestled on Broadway, neon signs lure passersby inside with promises of cheese and chili dogs – or, order online from an extensive menu of kraut, chili, bean, and chourico and pepper sausages. Newport

 

E.P. Weiners

Nothing says Rhode Island quite like E.P.’s wiener specials: Two or three hot wieners served with French fries and coffee milk. East Providence

 

Firehouse Hotdogs

You can’t miss this fire engine-red trailer on Putnam Pike, a fan favorite since 1989 for lunch and late-night fast food like classic hot dogs, wieners, chili dogs, and even a double dog served on an 8-inch torpedo roll! Johnston

 

Len’s Hot Dog Haven

Find an entire menu dedicated to dogs: plain, cheesy, topped with sauerkraut or chili, and even New York style (cooked onion in red sauce) or Puerto Rican (chili, cheese, kraut, and potato sticks). Pawtucket

 

Spike’s Junkyard Dogs

Starring jumbo beef dogs, Spike’s has appeared in the likes of Phantom Gourmet and Yankee Magazine. Try their signature Junkyard Dog garnished with tomato, pickle, scallions, banana peppers, and mustard. Warwick

 

Weenie Wizard

A self-described “roaming mystical hot dog cart” with an adorable mascot to match (sporting a pointy hat and long white beard) that’s known for creative street meats and even veggie dogs. Providence

 

Wein-o-Rama

Look for the retro sign with the fun name pointing you towards this classic ‘60s diner known for the “Best Hot Weiners Anywhere” according to their signature menu item. Cranston

 

Weiner Genie

This no-frills, cash-only neighborhood restaurant features your favorite wieners and hot dogs served with beans for a hearty meal at a price you’d be hard-pressed to beat. Lincoln

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