Hot Dog Lounge – Key West, Florida – CLOSED

Hot Dog Lounge - Keys

As we’re wandering aimlessly around Duval street, we come across the Hot Dog Lounge. It’s past midnight now and I figure, what the hell, a dog for the road. More than anything, I was drawn to the “Lounge” because of all the sauces. I was surprised to see Sriracha Hot Sauce (UPDATE: This was obviously before it was readily available pretty much everywhere) as one of the sauces he had available, My wife Marcela is a big lover of it. Me…not as much.

Just Some of the Sauces

Just Some of the Sauces

He told us he drives down to Target once a year to get it, which happens to be the only place Marcela and I have ever seen it. There is also a “Burger Dog”, which I didn’t try. A burger dog for those of you wondering is ground beef shaped into hot dog form so it fits on a hot dog bun. The ones I’ve tried before left a lot to be desired, so I skipped out on a possible stomach ache. The hot dog was good. I believe he told me it was Blogner’s, which I’ve never tried before. I was so excited to eat the dog I never took a picture of it.

Wiener Signage

Wiener Signage

Dog Shot

Dog Shot

Luckily it came out in one of the pics Marcela took while cradled ever so lovingly in my hand (above). It’s got some girth, yes I know…Please keep the comments to yourself.

The Hot Dog Lounge
Located at the corner of Duval and Caroline Streets
Key West, FL

Comments (10):

  1. Anonymous

    May 13, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    i live in key west the hot dog lounge is a locals favorite, mostly open just week ends. welllll worth the trip

  2. raymond

    May 17, 2010 at 6:06 AM

    stopped at the dog stand on vacation in key west. try their hom made mustard. its a great nite treat the dogs rock

  3. Anonymous

    May 18, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    tryed the burger dogs at the hot dog stand. was even better thab imagined. diffently needed after a night on duval st. a mustwhen in key west

  4. Anonymous

    August 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    came to key west to catch lobster. instead found a great hot dog best ive had, try their garlic mustard

  5. Anonymous

    October 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Raymond & Dana are the BEST. Great food and Great people. The hot dog lounge has the best sausages. -Andy & Missy, VA

  6. Anonymous

    December 31, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    Surprisingly, my favorite item is their pretzel. It's chewy and fluffy but crisp from being grilled. The sausage was amazing with the homemade garlic mustard. The owners are extremely friendly. For those that didn't notice, this is a cart and if it's too cold you may have to come back on a warmer night.

  7. Key West Jeff

    August 31, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    Raymond, THE Hot Dog guy, passed away yesterday. August 30th. This was truly a wonderful and kind man. He will be missed.

  8. Jim Olean

    September 1, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    The news of Raymond’s death is devastating. Raymond and Dana were an island of love and happiness in the tremulous and trepidatious sea of 3am Duval St. Always happy to see you and always a kind word. Saying, “he will be missed”, is the understatement of all time.

  9. Brent Becker

    December 6, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    I crave dogs from the Hot Dog Lounge. I make sure I eat there several times , every time I come to Key West.
    I think the best was I at 2 fully loaded around 11 PM one night and then on our way home I had 2 more around 2 AM. after being at the condo about an hour I still craved them so much that I got dressed and walked back down to Duval and got 2 more.. ….. I miss them badly right now.

  10. Mark A Rusin

    July 27, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Is the stand still open? Ray was my ex-brother-in-law. I loved that guy! Is his wife still running the stand?