Arbetter’s is a Miami institution, it’s been around around as long as I can remember (since 1959, but at the present location since 1972). It also looks like it’s been around forever (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing), which adds to its charm.
Food Network’s Ham On The Street filmed an episode here once. It’s also known locally because of the sign on the wall, “Free Boston Baked Beans The Day After The Red Sox Win The World Series”. It did eventually come to pass some years back and they of course kept their word.
There’s also the “Free Refills this week When You Say You Love Larry Bird Or Bob Cousy” sign. This is true by the way (that you can get free refills not that you love Larry Bird, but then again maybe you do). The menu here is limited to hot dogs, corndogs, fries (chili or cheese) and soft drinks.
I always get my hot dogs C.C.O.M. (Chili, Cheese, Onion & Mustard). I’ve also heard the Sauerkraut dog is good but that’s not my thing. While I don’t care for the hot dog itself too much, the other flavors more than make up for it.
The Chili Cheese Fries are second to none. The Chili here is amazing, yes I said it, AMAZING! It’s slightly spicy and even better is that it’s bean-less. This is a must order if you eat here.
Last but not least, are the Corn Dogs. How are they? Probably the best tasting corn dogs I’ve ever had. So what am I saying? If you live in Miami and you’ve never been here, shame on you!
Arbetter’s Hot Dogs
8747 SW 40 Street, Miami, Fl 33165
Hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-8:30PM, Sat 10:30AM-9PM