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The 5 Best Hot Dog Spots In San Francisco

Updated: November 19, 2021

Is there anything more quaint than a hotdog stand or as tasty as a San Francisco dog? No? Then visit these spots. We surveyed the top review sites and analyzed millions of reviews for the best hot dogs in San Francisco. If you’re wanting a grilled hot dog or if you're dying for a chili dog one of these San Francisco venues has the dog for you!

Find the perfect Hot Dogs spot

Hi-Way Burger & Fry

American, $, Noe ValleyAmerican, $San Francisco, Noe Valley
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Metro Caffe

American, $, Hayes ValleyAmerican, $San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

Asian, Yerba BuenaAsianSan Francisco, Yerba Buena
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 3.5

Dijon Burger

American, $$, DowntownAmerican, $$San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

American, $$, Noe ValleyAmerican, $$San Francisco, Noe Valley
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Top Burger Joints in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    Inexpensive Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

How does it work?

Choosing the right spot for Hot Dogs can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We pored over ratings for 28999 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 restaurant reviews in San Francisco and 2955 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life and Eater had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. Don’t bother looking for Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Inexpensive Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Noe Valley and Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - Top Burger Joints in San Francisco/Bay Areawe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. The ten options above are the best of San Francisco Hot Dogs.

Drink pairing tips for Hot Dogs

  • Grüner Veltliner with your mortadella hot dog

    When considering how to best enjoy your mortadella hot dog, we would highlight how well a glass of Grüner Veltliner complements the dish as it cuts through the richness of the sausage.


  • The ideal pairing for white pork sausage hot dog

    Experts suggest pairing a white pork sausage hot dog with a glass of Weissbier, a popular beer.


  • Pilsner and hot dog


    Try coupling hot dog with a beer like hot dog to balance its mild flavours.

Interesting facts about Hot Dogs

  • The history of hot dog

    If you’re ever in St. Louis, bear in mind that hot dog was invented there in 1880.

  • National Hot Dog Day

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate July, July to celebrating National Hot Dog Day.

  • Amazing Hot Dogs in Chicago

    Perhaps you want to try something new out, have you considered a Chicago Hot Dog Festival? Give it some thought. Every year in Chicago, Illinois, thousands of people attend the festival, adding to the appeal of the already charming city.

Parking in the area

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