These are the Best Hot Dogs in Miami

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The Best Hot Dogs in Miami are out there if you’re looking. One of my pet peeves is when someone says Miami has no good insert word here.

A little patience goes a long way with hot dogs in the 305 since they aren’t many dedicated hot dog joints. But, while Miami doesn’t have the rich hot dog history of Chicago, New York, or Texas, we’re getting there.

This list is more of a starter list as you begin your journey. Don’t hesitate to comment below and leave your favorite spots I might have omitted.

Who knows, maybe I’ll bring back my event Wiener Bash!

10 Best Hot Dogs in Miami

There are plenty of tasty cylindrical meats in the 305. All you have to do is look or use my list!

Arbetter Hot Dogs

Arbetter's Famous Chili Dog, Best Hot Dog in Miami
Chili & Onion Dog (Pork/Beef Dog)
Restaurant NameArbetter Hot Dogs
Cooking TechniqueBoiled or Grilled
Hot Dog TypeBeef & Pork Mix or Sabrett All-Beef
Hot Dog NameFamous Chili Dog
IngredientsHomemade Chili, Diced Onions, and Yellow Mustard on a Steamed Bun

Babe’s Meat & Counter

Babe's Meat & Counter Chili Dog
Babe’s Meat & Counter Chili Dog
Restaurant NameBabe’s Meat & Counter
Cooking TechniqueSteam & Grilled
Hot Dog TypeFripper’s All Beef Dog
Hot Dog NameBabe’s Chili Dog
IngredientsServed on a toasted Martin’s Potato Roll, Mustard, Housemade Cheese Sauce, Diced Onions & Housemade Chili on the Side


BurgerFi Texas Style Dog
Restaurant NameBurgerFi
Cooking TechniqueSplit & Griddled
Hot Dog TypeAmerican Wagyu Beef Hot Dog
Hot Dog NameTexas Style Dog
IngredientsChili, Cheese & Hot Sauce Served on a toasted Martin’s Potato Roll

El Alpha Dog

El Alpha Dog
Restaurant NameEl Alpha Dog
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog TypeSabrett All Beef
Hot Dog NameEl Alpha Dog
IngredientsOnions, Scallions, Alpha Sauce, Pork Belly, Korean BBQ, Toasted White Sesame Seeds, & Cilantro on a Custom Sweet Bun


Frankenfurters Fiesta Dog
Frankenfurters Fiesta Dog
Restaurant NameFrankenfurters
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog TypeBeef
Hot Dog NameFiesta Dog
IngredientsChorizo, Pickled Jalapeños, Chipotle Mayo & Queso Fresco on a Bakery Bun


MONSTER Burger’s Monster Dog
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog Type1/4 lb. All Beef
Hot Dog NameMonster Dog
IngredientsBacon, Onions, Mozzarella Cheese, Monster Sauces & Crushed Potato Chips on Regular Toasted Hot Dog Bun

Off Site Miami

Off Site Miami Hot Dog in Little River, Florida
Off Site Miami Hot Dog
Restaurant NameOff Site Miami
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog TypeHouse-made all beef
Hot Dog NameHot Dog
IngredientsSauerkraut, Curry Mustard & Everything Bagel Seasoning on a Split-Top Bun

Pepito’s Plaza

Pepito’s Plaza Perro Caliente
Restaurant NamePepito’s Plaza
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog TypeAll Beef
Hot Dog NamePerro Caliente
IngredientsOnion, Potato Sticks, Parmesan Cheese, and Pink, Garlic, Cilantro, & Avocado Sauces on Regular Hot Dog Bun 


PINCHO Dog, Best Hot Dog in Miami
Restaurant NamePINCHO
Cooking TechniqueGrilled
Hot Dog TypeHebrew National All Beef Dog
Hot Dog NamePINCHO Dog
IngredientsChopped Grilled Pineapple, PINCHO Sauce, Cilantro Sauce, Bacon, Julienne Potatoes on Toasted Challah Bun

Sweet Dogs

Sweet Dogs The Dolphin, Best Hot Dog in Miami
The Dolphin by Sweet Dogs
Restaurant NameSweet Dogs
Cooking TechniqueBoiled, Grilled, or Deep Fried
Hot Dog TypeNathan’s 1/4 lb. All Beef
Hot Dog NameThe Dolphin
IngredientsHam, Bacon, Mozarella Cheese, Pineapple Sauce, & Potato Sticks on a Steamed Bakery Bun
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10 thoughts on “These are the Best Hot Dogs in Miami”

  1. Ive never had Rutt’s but in Jersey, kinda north Jersey lives Hot Rod’s Hot Dogs and it blows away all hot dog places everywhere, including their house made fries! They’re the best for sure!

  2. Beast. On your next road trip, may I recommend you visit Clifton, New Jersey. There, you will find Rutt’s Hut, home of the Ripper. A deep fried hotdog. Also, up the road a bit is The Hot Grill, home of the Hot Texas Wiener. The HTW is a north Jersey thing, and there are many restaurants that sell them in the area. Hot Grill is my favorite, but others think differently, which is all good. According to local lore, the HTW was created by Greek immigrants in the 30’s – 40’s, it’s a fried dog with spicy mustard, thin bean less chili sauce, diced raw onions on top. That is called all the way. You’ll eat five. Fries suck, but are made palatable by getting them topped with sauce. The cheeseburger is nothing special, except when you get it all the way. That is some good shit.

  3. Always an enjoyable read. Surprisingly (or maybe not LOL), I have had a lot of these.

    Arbetter’s-I don’t care for the hotdog itself. Meat is too mild/bland/soft, tastes like it’s made of turkey.
    Burger Fi-Never cared for the burnt. Like ketchup, it’s not right. Browned in butter is awesome, burnt is bad.
    Fritas Domino-I know it’s sacrilegious but I’m not a frita fan. Too greasy. You can have too much of a good thing.
    Monster-I have not tried, but I don’t like bacon or mozzarella or a toasted bun.
    Pepitos-Have not tried but looks amazing (add pineapple and skip the shaker cheese but then it looks like Pincho . . .
    Pincho-I love it, but it’s not my favorite
    Sweet Dogs-I had big hopes and took my family for my birthday but was disappointed.
    Swenson’s-Bun no, cheese sauce no. When “restaurants” do hot dogs, they are often just weird.

    The best tasting plain hot dog (just the hotdog + bun) is the big fat one “Big BIte” at 7-11 . . . greasy good!

    My perfect hot dog is the Sabretts from a stand with not toasted bun, those onions cooked in red (whatever that is) sauce, and YELLOW mustard.

    Used to be a lady with a hot dog stand outside the WalMart in Doral (87th) who would be there like after 10PM til crazy hours. A hot dog with everything, but no dill pickle, no ketchup, no sauerkraut was the bomb! Pepitas, pineapple, etc. I think it was Columbian style. Haunted by these!


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