Relish The Flavors at these Hot Dog Shops in Pittsburgh

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Suns out, hot dog buns out! The weather’s getting warmer and grilling season is here, which means you’ve probably already smelled some delicious hot dogs on your neighbor’s grill and wanted one for yourself! Lucky you, here in Pittsburgh there are plenty of places where you can pick up a couple of hot dogs and other savory summertime favorites that won’t require you sweating over the grill yourself to enjoy. If we’re being frank, we’ve got the official list of the best hot dog shops in Pittsburgh right here!

The Best Hot Dog Shops in Pittsburgh

Brighton Hot Dog Shop Relish The Flavors At These Hot Dog Shops In Pittsburgh 2022
📷 Brighton Hot Dog Shoppe

Brighton Hot Dog Shop has been slinging classic hot dogs in the Pittsburgh region for more than 50 years, so if you’re looking for a flavorful dog with all the fixings, let them “Brighton” your day! You can also enjoy fresh-made chili and soups for a warm, satisfying meal all year round, and don’t forget to grab some fresh-cut French fries and a milkshake to complete it!


Monday–Saturday | 7:30am–9:00pm
Sunday | 7:30am–8:00pm

📍 2401 Noblestown Road, Pittsburgh, PA 1520


Monday–Saturday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am–2:30pm

📍 1308 US-19, Mars, PA 16046

Frankie Bunz Relish The Flavors At These Hot Dog Shops In Pittsburgh 2022
📷 Frankie Bunz

At Frankie Bunz, you can take your toppings to the next level! Choose from their menu of signature flavor combinations like the “Mr. Miyagi Doggie” with special dragon sauce and the “Henry Hill” with sauerkraut and Irish mustard, or build your own dog and top it however you’d like! You can also chow down on some fries topped with chili, cheese, or poutine as well as their egg rolls.

Monday–Saturday | 11:00am–8:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–6:00pm

📍 2108 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

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📷 Weiner World Pittsburgh

Weiner World Pittsburgh is an old-school, counter-style joint in downtown Pittsburgh that’s famous for its natural-casing, all-beef hot dogs served up with all the classic toppings. Like any hot dog joint ought to, they also serve up all kinds of kielbasa, fish, and chicken sandwiches along with soft-serve ice cream and milkshakes. There’s no better spot for enjoying all your summer faves!

Monday–Friday | 10:00am–4:00pm

📍 626 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

D'S Sixpax And Dogz
📷 Weiner World Pittsburgh

Voted “Best Hot Dogs in Pittsburgh,” Regent Square restaurant and beer emporium D’s SixPax and Dogz is a must for hot dog lovers! In addition to their menu of classic dogs, they feature monthly specials that you won’t want to miss, including the one you see above topped with pierogies and sour cream. What’s more Yinzer than that?!

More Hot Dog Shops In & Around Pittsburgh

Nana’s New York Hot Dog Shop | North Side | Get your delicious digs from the oldest hot dog shop in Pittsburgh 

Lock & Dam Hot Dog Shop | Lawrenceville |  Get your tasty dogs and finish it off with some soft serve ice cream at this delicious dog shop

Hank’s Hot Dogs Too | Brookline |  Hank’s offers top notch, high quality, and low price tasty dogs for you and your friends to dig into 

The Shady Dog | Shadyside | A dog food truck with delicious dogs and a big blonde afro to show off his food in style 

Piggy Bank | South Side | Walk up window joint, no tables and chairs, just grab your dogs and get out of there 

Hott Dawgs | A dog truck on the go, so you got to catch them fast if you want served a delicious treat 

Frankie’s Extra Long | Lawrenceville | A hot dog join in Lawrenceville known for their foot longs

Shorty’s Lunch | Washington, PA | Considered a “local landmark” offering patrons delish dogs and other lunch goodies

The Red Caboose | Elizabeth, PA | Family owned and operated since 1980, offering up all kinds of dogs including chili, kraut and more

Two and a Fry | Monongahela, PA | These guys guarantee to put a smile on your face

Jim’s Famous Sauce | West Mifflin | Opened its doors in 1927 and continues to serve tasty hot dogs with a side of famous sauce

The Getaway Bar and Grill | Brookline | Known for their burgers, wings, pizza and dogs!

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With so many amazing hot dog shops in Pittsburgh, you’ll have plenty of tasty options to help you train up before your next hot dog eating contest this summer! Of course, even if you’re not a competitive eater, you can still enjoy these delicious dogs.

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Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia Pickels

Kaidia is a marketing copywriter and food/culture journalist based in Pittsburgh, PA. When she's not writing, she loves to travel, eat new dishes at local restaurants and try fitness classes throughout the city. She's a die-hard Penguins fan as well as an amateur baker and mixologist — sometimes combining both in one recipe.