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Best hot dog

The tasty dogs at Barker's Red Hots, your pick for best in Atlanta, sizzling away on the grill.

The tasty dogs at Barker's Red Hots, your pick for best in Atlanta, sizzling away on the grill.

YOUR PICKS
1. Barker’s Red Hots
You say, “Barker’s – No one even compares. Water pulls the flavor out of the dog. Barker’s are grilled over real charcoal. Try their signature dog!! Dogs made by a 142 year old meat packer out of Buffalo, N.Y. Awesome rings and fries and their Bomb Italian Sausage – unbelievable. Wash it all down with a Loganberry and you died and went to heaven.”

2. Rivals
3. CJ’s Hot Dogs
4. The Varsity
5. Skip’s
6. America’s Top Dog

A pair of yummy dogs from Brandi's in Marietta, our pick for the best hot dog in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jon Watson

A pair of yummy dogs from Brandi's in Marietta, our pick for the best hot dog in and around Atlanta. Photo: Jon Watson

OUR PICKS
1. Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Open only for lunch, you will always find this small diner-style hot dog shop in Marietta packed to the brim with regulars, and for good reason. Their spicy chili dogs are the epitome of a Georgia-style hot dog, and the best that I’ve had in the city.”

2. Holeman & Finch
3. Barker’s Red Hots
4. America’s Top Dog
5. The Varsity

566 comments Add your comment

Glenda

January 2nd, 2011
7:29 pm

THE DOG House in Acworth has a nice “dog” and really nice folks running it!

Nat

January 2nd, 2011
7:43 pm

the Varsity…why?…its the steamed bun, the chilli cant be imitated or duplicated, the slaw is excellent, and you add the dab of mustard and the onions if you like and and nothing can beat the varsity!

Vince

January 2nd, 2011
7:49 pm

Hands down…..Brandi’s in Marietta.

Ray B

January 2nd, 2011
8:12 pm

Brandys Hot Dogs Church St Extension Marietta Ga…..absolutely the best chili dogs in the world.

jimbob

January 2nd, 2011
9:09 pm

Had lunch at America’s Top Dog today. It was excellent. The fries are always hot out of the fryer, and since you get to add your own toppings, the fries are even better with some cheese and cincinnatti chili slopped on them.

Nice concept, great dogs.

C-Rock

January 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

SKIPS HOTDOGS in AVONDALE ESTATES!!

Paul, Esq

January 2nd, 2011
9:17 pm

Enter your comments here
With all due respect to the Varsity, Brandy’s (nee Betty’s) of Marietta has the best hog dogs in the whole Atlanta area. And I’m not from Atlanta.

ItsMe

January 2nd, 2011
9:37 pm

CJ’s in McDonough. No contest!

NU-WAY IS NASTY

January 2nd, 2011
9:47 pm

Nu-way is GOD awful. Made it a special point to check them out when I was in Macon. I went to the original location downtown, where do I begin – the service and the ordering is a complete mess, the hot dogs if you call them that are neon red I never in my life saw anything like it the dogs where so bad I couldn’t even finish them. NU-WAY is nasty and I can’t believe it is even being mentioned here.

ItsMe

January 2nd, 2011
9:53 pm

I grew up in Macon close to a Nu-Way. I liked them but they are like the Varsity. More about atmosphere than the Hot dogs. The dogs are nothing special. As far as taste, you just can’t beat CJ’s as I stated above. My second choice would be Yellow Jacket in ellenwood.

Sandy

January 2nd, 2011
9:53 pm

I used to eat Barker’s off the vending cart downtown years ago when I worked at Macy’s. I just found them recently on Windy Hill it was like finding an old friend. I missed you!!!

Josh

January 2nd, 2011
10:11 pm

Gota give my vote to America’s Top Dog a class unto itself
and darn nice staff.

Drew

January 3rd, 2011
7:39 am

Barker’s Red Hots on Windy Hill are the best!!! Charcoal grilled, man are they good!!

jkgillis

January 3rd, 2011
10:46 am

Costco’s hot dog is cheap and a quality product. Best when served with sour kraut and pump mustard

Teresa

January 3rd, 2011
11:30 am

Five Guys and Fries has an awesome grilled hotdog.

anthony

January 3rd, 2011
11:48 am

c.j.s hot dogs in mcdonough get my vote for best hot dog and friendly atmosphere.