Arbetter Hot Dogs – Westchester, Florida

Arbetter's is a culinary landmark in Miami. Hamburgers are good but Hot Dogs Arbetter, that's their catchphrase.

Arbetter’s is a Miami institution and considered by many to be the best in town. It’s been around as long as I can remember (since 1959, but at the present location in Westchester since 1971). It also looks like it’s been around forever (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing), which adds to its charm.


Arbetter’s is also known locally because of the sign on the wall inside, Free Boston Baked Beans The Day After The Red Sox Win The World Series. If you’re wondering, this craziness has happened, and the answer is yes.

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 original menu was limited to hot dogs, corndogs, fries (chili or cheese) and soft drinks.


Over the last few years David Arbetter, son of founder Bob Arbetter has added some new items to the menu. There are now tater tots, onion rings, an all-beef Sabrett hog dog cooked on a griddle to compliment their beef/pork mix boiled dog, and now a deep-fried monster dog if these giant fellas are your thing.

For the longest time, I would order my hot dogs with chili, cheese, onion & mustard. Now, I’m all about the chili onion mustard on the beef dog or the All Around with relish, onion, and yellow mustard.

I’ve also heard the sauerkraut dog is good but that’s not my jam.


The chili cheese fries are second to none. The chili here is amazing, yes I said it, AMAZING! It’s a little bit spicy and what’s even better is that it’s bean-less. In other words, the chili is a must-order if you eat here.

Last but not least, there are Corn Dogs. How are they? Nice and crispy on the outside and warm and juicy on the inside, perfect for dipping into yellow mustard.

So what am I saying? If you live in Miami and you’ve never been here, shame on you!

David Arbetter with the 60th Anniversary Cake, July 4th 2019

I’ve seen it happen with my own two eyes

David Arbetter with a sign that Yankee fans might not like

Chili Cheese Fries

Bacon Cheese Fries

Tater Tots

Onion Rings

Cup of Chili

Corn Dog w/Mustard

Bacon Cheese Beef Dogs

Chili Mustard Onion Dog

Hot Relish Chili Beef Dog

Arbetter’s employee Arnold and owner David Arbetter with a Monster Chili Beef Dog


Arbetter Hot Dogs
Instagram: @ArbetterHotDogs
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8747 SW 40th Street
Miami, Florida

Comments (5):

  1. Carlos Miller


    I used to go here with my dad as a kid. I used to love the place.

    But I went within the last year for the first time in more than 25 years and realized it wasn’t all that.

    I prefer my hot dogs grilled. They boil them.

    Try the Death Dog at Duffy’s. It’s not bad.

  2. NatNibbles


    Best tasting corn dog ever? I’m so there!

  3. joel


    Given it’s location I always figured it was a latin place that served Cuban style hot dogs a la Rey’s pizza serving “pizza”… Blech… Now that I know better, I think I’ll swing by..

  4. Anonymous


    have to agree across the board, the batter for the corn dog is amazing, the dog itself on the other hand, not so much

  5. Bianca


    i’ve been craving a chili cheese dog from arbetter’s so much lately. used to go once a week while in high school at st. brendan. definitely miss it.


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