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Top 9 Tasty Hot Dogs in Tampa Bay You Need to Try

  • May 10, 2022
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Calling out all hot dog fans in the area! We made a list of our favorite hot dogs in Tampa Bay, and whether you’re a hot dog lover or not, you have to try these at least once.

From Chicago’s hot dog style, to plant-based hot dogs, we’ve covered them all. Check them out, snap a picture of the glorious hot dog you ordered, and tag us @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram and Facebook!

hot dogs in Tampa Bay
📷 Mel's Hot Dogs - Website

Mel's Hot Dogs

Once you get your hands on a hot dog from Mel’s, you can easily tell it is one of the best hot dogs in Tampa Bay! One of our favorite plans for a great weekend is to visit Busch Gardens, and end it a Mel’s for a bite. If you want to get a different hot dog than the classic, definitely order the Mighty Mel Hot Dog. We love it!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Saturday | xx
Sunday | Closed

📍 4136 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL 33617

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📷 Pickford Sundries - Facebook

Pickford Sundries

Not only is Pickford Sundries one of our favorite places to eat, but their hot dogs are a must-order!  Before or after you eat, you can even shop around their little unique gift items and find a gem to take home. Delicious hot dogs and some retail therapy? Count us in!

Hours and Location

Monday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Tuesday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Wednesday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Thursday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Friday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Saturday | 8:00am- 4:00pm
Sunday | 8:00am- 4:00pm

📍 2606 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa, FL 33614

Chicago Paulies

Chicago Paulies is a local favorite and a hidden gem on our list for sure! The hot dogs here are one of the best we’ve tasted. Paulie is the artist behind these amazing hot dogs. If you call Chicago home, you can get a little taste of Chicago’s very best here in Tampa Bay!

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am- 3:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am- 3:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 3:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 3:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 3:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am- 2:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍1301 N. Howard Ave. Tampa, FL 33607
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📷 Portillo's - Facebook


Who doesn’t love Portillo’s? Here you can expect authentic and delicious Chicago hot dogs. If you have a sweet tooth like we do, you have to try their phenomenal chocolate cakes! Definitely bring your appetite, their beef sandwich is a must-try too.

Hours and Location

Monday | 10:30am- 10:00pm
Tuesday | 10:30am- 10:00pm
Wednesday | 10:30am- 10:00pm
Thursday | 10:30am- 10:00pm
Friday | 10:30am- 10:30pm
Saturday | 10:30am- 10:30pm
Sunday | 10:30am- 10:00pm

📍 2102 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

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📷 Detroit Coney Island - Facebook

Detroit Coney Island

The perfect combo: A hot dog with chili and mustard! You’ll only find huge and mouth-watering hot dogs at Detroit Coney Island. One of our favorites to order is the Coney dog! We also recommend trying the Pastrami Burger (if you still have space). To top off an amazing meal, treat yourself to a Sanders Hot Fudge Cream Puff – thank us later!

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am- 8:00pm
Sunday | 10:00am- 4:00pm

📍 32922 US-19, Palm Harbor, FL 34684

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📷 Goody Goody - Facebook

Goody Goody

Bring your pups and let your taste buds have a blast at this super cool retro spot – Goody Goody! When heat isn’t too rough, enjoy the weather in their outdoor dining area while having a delicious hot dog. Our favorite is The Rusty, with chili, shredded cheddar, onions and blistered jalapeños. So good!

Hours and Location

Monday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Tuesday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Wednesday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Thursday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Friday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Saturday | 7:00am- 9:00pm
Sunday | 7:00am- 9:00pm

📍1601 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL

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📷 Hot Dogs on Main - Facebook

Hot Dogs on Main

Another great spot to get hot dogs in Tampa Bay that give you a taste of Chicago! Hot Dogs on Main is next on our list, plus such a great and cozy spot. They make gourmet hot dogs with so many options to choose from. Our go-to order is the Chicago Dog and the Root Beer Float! Perfect for when you’re craving something savory and sweet.

Hours and Location

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am- 4:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 4:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 4:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 4:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am- 4:00pm
Sunday | Closed

📍 505 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698

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📷 Nah Dogs Vegan Hot Dog Cart - Facebook

Nah Dogs Vegan Hot Dog Cart

Not only is this spot open late which comes in handy for late night cravings, but it’s also vegan! You can expect some of the very best hot dogs in Tampa Bay with Nah Dogs. They’re so good, you’ll want to take a bite before you get to snap a picture. After a bite of these, you won’t want to go back to the non-vegan hot dogs.

Hours and Location

Monday | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Tuesday | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Friday | 10:00am- 2:00pm
Saturday | Closed
Sunday | Closed

📍 919 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

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📷 Golden Dinosaurs - Facebook

Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli

Whenever we are in the gulfport area, we have to stop by Golden Dinosaurs Vegan Deli! These plant-based hot dogs in Tampa Bay are some of the best. We love sitting in their patio when we visit and having a Chili Dog. If you’re looking for something sweet to snack on once you’re done, their donuts make for the perfect dessert.

Hours and Location

Monday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Tuesday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Friday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am- 7:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am- 7:00pm

📍2930 Beach Blvd S Gulfport, FL 33707

Must-Try Hot Dogs in Tampa Bay and More

Are you hungry yet? Let us know which hot dog is your favorite and be sure to follow @StufftoDoinTampaBay on Instagram, FacebookTikTok, and YouTube  for more of the best things to do in Tampa Bay.

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Venezuelan (she/her) | 📍 Tampa since 2019 | Content Writer & Dog Mom...