Not only do we love to travel and visit different places to see new sites and scenery - we also love to try new restaurants and foods. As often as possible, we will avoid restaurants that are available to us where we live - and opt for a menu that is different. Finding a local favorite while we're traveling adds to the overall experience of visiting a new city. We love finding restaurants that are rare and memorable.
Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace has by far the most unique menu that I have sampled. With over thirty hot dog items on the menu - you will find something to fit any taste. That number doesn't even include creating your very own dog!
View the Dirty Franks menu here.
Dan tried the T-Dog (topped with sriracha mustard, roasted red peppers, bacon bits and cheddar) and Puff the Magic Popper (topped with cheddar cream cheese, jalapeno and real bacon bits). I had Slappy Pappy's Super Sloppy dog. It came with bacon (they had me at bacon!), coney sauce, cheddar, sour cream and french fries. The french fries came on top of the dog!
Savannah and Joey each had a chili dog - and loved them! Joey and Dan tried the soft, salty pretzels as their sides. We all enjoyed a basket of fried leeks as an appetizer. None of us had previously eaten fried leeks - but Tracey H. of Dirty Franks recommended we give it a go. Glad she did!
I had really wanted to save room for their funnel fries - but we all spent a lot of time sampling each other's food. I was left with absolutely no room. So, hopefully we'll make it to Columbus, Ohio again and get a chance to try even more of their fun and tasty menu!
When you visit Dirty Franks - make sure you give yourself extra time. It is a very popular restaurant and you may have to wait in line... out the door and down the sidewalk. It is very much worth the wait and you'll not want to miss out on trying as much of the menu as you can.
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*I was provided the opportunity to visit Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace and sample their menu. All opinions are my own.