Founded in 1964 by David Taylor, Dog Et Al is an unassuming but excellent spot to get your hot dog fix in 10,230 different ways. When driving around, my car seemed to know how to track down these great little spots in town; Dog Et Al (1456 S Monroe Street, Tallahassee) was no different.
Before the food talk, one quick comment; the employees are super friendly. Now, onto the grub!
There is a large selection of hot dogs; it should appease all the size queens out there. However, I went with a Big Dog Chili Cheese & Onion Combo because I wanted to play it safe.
It brought a soft drink, fried apple pie, and housemade potato chips (really great).
Eat the Dog Et Al Chili Dog
I almost always get a chili dog everywhere; that’s the “safe part.” And it’s not too safe as I’ve had some chili abominations in my time.
The chili at Dog Et Al was right on, and I probably would have considered a second one if I hadn’t also ordered a corn dog.
And the Handbattered Corn Dog
The corn dog is my go-to food at every carnival; the bigger, the better. Sure, I love those State Fair brand frozen corn dogs as much as the next guy, but when a restaurant hand batters their own, sign me up!
If you have the stomach capacity, a chili dog with a corn dog chaser is the way to happiness at Dog Et Al. Also, the fried apple pie was a nice throwback to a favorite from my youth and the perfect way to end this meal.
Dog Et Al is a great little spot, so don’t miss out if you’re in Tallahassee. But, of course, it’d be a shame if you did.