Arbetter Hot Dogs Are A Culinary Landmark in Miami

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.

Arbetter Hot Dogs Free Boston Baked Beans Sign
Free Boston Baked Beans Sign
David Arbetter with a sign that Yankee fans might not like
David Arbetter with a sign that Yankee fans might not like

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.

Arbetter Hot Dogs Free Refills Sign
Free Refills Sign

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.

Arbetter Hot Dogs Menu Items
Menu Item Price Boards
Old Arbetter’s Hot Dog Footage

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 Chili Cheese Fries
Chili Cheese Fries

Arbetter’s Side Dishes

Bacon Cheese Fries
Bacon Cheese Fries
Tater Tots
Tater Tots
Onion Rings
Onion Rings
Arbetter's Famous All Beef Chili
Famous All Beef Chili

Variety of Hot Dogs

Corn Dog
Corn Dog
Bacon Cheese Dogs
Bacon Cheese Dogs (All Beef Sabrett Dogs)
Arbetter's Famous Chili Dog
Chili & Onion Dog (Beef/Pork Dog)
Hot Relish Chili Dog
Hot Relish Chili Dog (Split All Beef Sabrett Dog)
Arbetter's employee Arnold and owner David Arbetter with a Monster Chili Beef Dog
Arbetter’s employee Arnold and owner David Arbetter with a Monster Chili Beef Dog

Arbetter Hot Dogs Turns 60

Arbetter Hot Dogs turned 60 and celebrated with a giant party on July 4th, 2019.

Arbetter Hot Dogs 60th Anniversary Cake
60th Anniversary Cake made by Breadman Bakery

A Miami Landmark:

Arbetter Hot Dogs
8747 SW 40th Street

Miami, Florida

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.

Arbetter's Hot Dogs sign in Cocoa Beach, Florida
The Arbetter’s Hot Dogs sign in Cocoa Beach
Arbetter's Hot Dogs Building
Arbetter’s Hot Dogs Building in Cocoa Beach
Arbetter's Hot Dogs Menu in Cocoa Beach, Florida
Arbetter’s Hot Dogs Menu in Cocoa Beach, Florida

7 thoughts on “Arbetter Hot Dogs Are A Culinary Landmark in Miami”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 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.


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