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10 Best Hot Dogs in Metro Phoenix

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The Footlong Ted's Hot Dogs

What would we do without Ted's? It's the only place around here we can walk into knowing we're about to indulge in an American favorite, the charcoal broiled hot dog. Talk about freshness, where the customer is involved in the cooking process, watching their dog transform from pink to perfectly grilled, and able to layer on whatever they desire: mayo, mustard, ketchup, pickles, relish, onion...the list goes on. Footlong hot dogs are more common at ballparks, but savor those extra few inches by ordering a 12 inch dog.

Chili Cheese Dog Rocket Burger and Sub

The chili cheese dog from Rocket Burger is slathered with homemade chili and cheddar cheese and makes you feel so good you won't care about the chili all over your face. The hot dog creation sits inside a poppy seed bun and the chili is spicy enough to leave a little burning sensation on your lips. Pair the chili cheese dog with one of the many old school soda pops in Rocket's extensive selection.

Hot Dog Portillo's

When you pull up to the counter and order the hot dog at Portillo's, what you're really asking for is a famous Chicago-style hot dog. You see, this Windy City-based chain does everything the Chicago way whether you ask for it or not. When it comes hot dogs that means you'll get yours "dragged through the garden," or loaded with mustard, relish, chopped onions, sliced tomatoes, pickle and, sport peppers. We've never seen so many veggies on one hot dog before! The finishing touch is the necessary poppy seed bun. And for $2.65 the price can hardly be beat.

Sonoran Dog Nogales Hot Dogs

Wrapped in bacon, topped with pinto beans, tomato, onion and mayo, the Sonoran dog is the hot dog to fill your late-night cravings. The Nogales Hot Dogs stand, located on 20th Street and Indian School Road, sets up shop from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. nightly. Other topping choices include hot salsa, guacamole sauce, Parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, mushrooms and chili. For only $3 each, don't be timid to order up another one before you've even finished the first.

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Lauren Saria and Natalie Miranda