Some expected and unexpected places to find a killer hot dog in Dayton

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We visit Zombie Dogz on Brown Street. Video by Amelia Robinson

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In honor of the Fourth of July, cookouts and All-American eats, we celebrate some of Dayton’s best hot dogs.

These Dayton hot dogs all have a little something special:

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For that little slice of nostalgia, the small ice cream/hot dog restaurant gives you options, like a regular vs. foot-long dogs and boasts several specialties. We recommend the foot-long Reuben dog topped with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and onions and mustard. Keep the cards in your wallet, as this place is cash only.

WHERE: 4542 S. Dixie Drive, Moraine
INFO: (937) 293-2479 | Facebook


Voltzy’s is another place that is better known for its burgers, but when the slaw dogs and coneys are on special, there’s nowhere else you should go. They’re only open for lunch, but man, what a lunch. Bring cash or place a large order, there’s a $10 minimum on debit cards.

WHERE: 4668 Springboro Pike, Moraine
INFO: 937-299-1440 | Facebook

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Everyone goes gaga for the burgers and fries here. But we’re here to tell you that their dogs are actually the best thing on the menu. Sliced in half and char-grilled to perfection, and topped with any and all of the burger toppings, whether plain, with cheese or bacon or both, the Five Guys hot dog is king.

WHERE: Multiple locations around the Miami Valley; find the closest one to you here

INFO: 937-222-2325 | FacebookWebsite


People rave over the Chicago Dog here, which is pretty much as authentic as you can get this far from the Windy City. But our personal fave is the bacon avocado dog — a bacon-wrapped Vienna-style dog topped with avocado, grilled onions and jalapeño on a poppy seed bun. Get it served up with some Greek dressing and Feta cheese topped fries, and you’re set.

WHERE: 3979 Indian Ripple Road, Beavercreek

INFO: (937) 705-6072 | FacebookWebsite

MENU: Check out the menu here 

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