Yelp’s Top Hot Dogs in the Cincinnati

Hot dogs are a Cincy classic; it’s no wonder there’s plenty of local businesses serving up the summertime staple that so many Cincinnatians know and love. It’s a good thing we’ve created a bucket list of some of Yelpers’ favorites just in time for the (hot) dog days of summer. From classic food cart fare on game day to gourmet dogs beyond your wildest culinary dreams, Yelp has you covered in your search for your favorite hot dog in the Queen City!

Check out Yelp’s Top Hot Dogs in Cincinnati:

The Root Beer Stand


This local spot is a summertime classic in Sharonville. The Root Beer Stand’s foot long dogs, loaded coneys and of mugs of root beer keep patrons coming back for both the fare and the experience. Yelpers rave about The Root Beer Stand’s friendly service, welcoming feel and quality menu items, there’s a reason this hometown fave has been around since 1957!

Mr. Genes Dog House


Mr. Genes Dog House embodies everything a hot dog stand should, so it’s no wonder Yelpers love this local Cumminsville spot! Whether you like your dog classic or Chicago style, with fries or onion rings, followed by ice cream or shaved ice, Mr. Genes Dog House has you covered. The biz also carries metts, coneys and wings, so there’s really no shortage of choices for next time you’re craving a classic summertime lunch.

3rd and Walnut Hot Dogs


Some may argue that the best way to enjoy a hot dog is from a food cart. If this sounds like you, check out 3rd and Walnut Hot Dogs. The cart is parked right where you’d expect, at the corner of 3rd and Walnut, before every home Reds game. Hot dogs and baseball? Not a bad way to enjoy a summer day in the Queen City.

Piper’s Cafe

Covington, KY

It makes sense that plenty of Yelpers describe this Covington spot as “charming.” Piper’s Cafe is known for plenty of things, including its ice cream, breakfast menu, and of course: hot dogs. The local biz puts its own spin on classic chili dogs with Piper’s Goetta Guiness Chilli and pretzel buns. Is your mouth watering yet?


OTR and Blue Ash

Senate offers a gourmet take on a classic food. There’s nothing ordinary about the hot dogs on the menu of this OTR and Blue Ash biz. What do guacamole, arugula, goat cheese and donut pieces have in common? They’ve all been toppings on Senate hot dogs. That’s right, these dogs are one-of-a-kind culinary creations.

Our advice? Top of your meal with a cool treat c/o Yelp’s Ice Cream Bucket List or Yelp’s Guide to Cincinnati’s Most Creative Milkshakes!



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