Arbetter’s is a Miami institution and considered by many to be the best hot dogs in town. It’s been around as long as I can remember (since 1959, but at the present location in Westchester since 1971).
Arbetter’s also looks like it’s been around forever (I’m not saying that’s a bad thing), which adds to its charm.
Free Beans & Refills
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.
Updated But Yet the Same
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 monster dog if 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.
Chili Cheese Fries
The chili cheese fries are second to none. The all-beef 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!
Arbetter’s Side Dishes
Variety of Hot Dogs
Arbetter Hot Dogs Turns 60
Arbetter Hot Dogs turned 60 and celebrated with a giant party on July 4th, 2019.
A Miami Landmark:
Arbetter Hot Dogs
8747 SW 40th Street
Did You Know?
Arbetter Hot Dogs was at three different locations before settling at their current spot. But at one time, there were franchised locations in Hialeah, North Miami, Tampa, and two restaurants in Cocoa Beach.
One of the Arbetter’s Hot Dogs (816 Dixon Blvd) in Cocoa Beach is still around to this day, and even though the name is the same, the menu and food share are different.
7 thoughts on “Arbetter Hot Dogs Are A Culinary Landmark in Miami”
hello Darryl Rogers here are betters are the best been going for day one in Miami next to Dairy Queen Bob Ronnie Dave Jill God bless you all
damn, you’re old school
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.
have to agree across the board, the batter for the corn dog is amazing, the dog itself on the other hand, not so much
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..
Best tasting corn dog ever? I’m so there!
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.