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Hot Dog Joint · Capitol Hill
423 8th St SE (btwn D & E St SE), Washington, D.C. 20003, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.9/10

Based on 87 votes

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    Alex C.
    "You have to get the falafel dog, SO good."(4 Tips)
    Carrie
    "Definitely get the frips, they are great and big enough to share."(7 Tips)
    Patrick M.
    "I concur with the other tipsters, definitely try the fried pickles!"(7 Tips)
    Dan H.
    "Left-winger with a beef dog is also great."(2 Tips)
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  • hot dogs
  • falafel dogs
  • fried pickles
  • frips
  • kimchi
  • pretzel rolls
  • fried oreos
  • corn dogs
  • great value
  • chili
  • sub sandwiches
  • tzatziki
  • authentic
  • beef
  • healthy food
  • good for a quick meal
  • cozy
  • pork
  • fish
  • bulgogi
  • Monica C.

    The hot dogs here are the real deal! The Sonoran dog was great (and authentic!) The order of fries is large and can easily be shared between two people. They also sell deep fried oreos here.

    Monica C · April 15, 2015
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  • TBD

    Girl Meets Food says the Left-Winger is better than your normal veggie dog. The fried falafel "dog" comes topped with tzatziki & avocado and it "snaps" like a hot dog. Also - get the fried pickles. Read more

    TBD · January 12, 2011
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  • - B.

    AMAZING hot dogs... though I'm admittedly a bit puritanical with my hot dogs, so I haven't quite sampled much of the exceedingly extensive hot dog options; but my friends swear by its full menu.

    - Bossi · July 30, 2011
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  • AskMen

    With a dogs-only menu comprising everything from the classic pork and beef to falafel and fish versions, we think this spot promises to satisfy all possible varities of canine craving! Read more

    AskMen · November 11, 2010
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  • Ariana

    Weekends typically have a house-made dog now. A bit pricier but well worth a try. We're here almost every weekend to try the specials!

    Ariana · January 19, 2013
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  • Travis R.

    Get the Korean Bulgogi and kimchi dog, Susie got the Falafel dog and fried pickles!! Everything was really good as well as the cheese fries.

    Travis Richardson · November 23, 2011
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  • Alaa S.

    Best hot dogs you can get in DC! Pick something different on the menu with every visit. You won't be disappointed!

    Alaa Shaker · August 27, 2014
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  • Sean C.

    I'm not usually a huge fan of vegetarian alternatives, but the California Left-Winger (falafel dog) is delicious!

    Sean Cruz · April 9, 2013
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  • Dan H.

    Philly cheese dog is life-changing. Left-winger with a beef dog is also great. And don't miss the fried pickles!

    Dan Hess · March 31, 2011
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  • Dennis C.

    You can pay extra and have them add sriracha sauce... or you can add your own. There's a bottle in the condiment area.

    Dennis C. · May 10, 2012
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  • Scott E.

    The service today is crappy. Hostess laying her head down while taking your order, unable to answer questions. Still tasty though.

    Scott Eichinger · August 14, 2011
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  • Summer J.

    Get a dog on the pretzel roll. Skip the cheese on the frips - it is a processed fake cheese.

    Summer Johnson · May 9, 2011
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  • Leandro L.

    Try the Old Fashioned Corn Dog - Brings back so many childhood memorieshttp://www.foodnomad.net/2012/07/dc-3.html

    Leandro Lagera · July 14, 2012
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  • Alicia S.

    Love the Tucson Sonoran-awesome! So different and quick service! A must try!!!

    Alicia Sanders · September 20, 2012
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  • Brian G.

    They've apparently changed the menu since they opened. They should change it back.

    Brian Gluckman · September 22, 2012
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  • Dan M.

    Try the frips with cheese--they're basically waffle fries and they're delicious.

    Dan Miller · November 13, 2010
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  • Eric P.

    So sad to see the Frips leave the menu. But the fried pickles are great!!

    Eric Peterson · March 9, 2012
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  • John G.

    Ok so I eat here entirely too much, but the hotdogs are off the hook.

    John Galeotos · November 23, 2011
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  • RomanceJunkie E.

    The Ripper was delicious. Hot Smoke lived up to its name.

    RomanceJunkie Ebookaddict · January 10, 2014
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  • Tracy T.

    If your bold, try the 3 Alarm Crunch. It's good, but it's an A++ spicy dog. Try to handle it

    Tracy Tran · April 12, 2012
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  • Stacey W.

    They sell bacon-wrapped hotdogs. What more does one need to know?

    Stacey Walker · February 17, 2013
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  • Carrie

    Definitely get the frips, they are great and big enough to share. Read more

    Carrie · July 25, 2011
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  • Chett P.

    WV Sauce & Slaw Dog just like mom used to make!

    Chett Pritchett · August 3, 2012
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  • Alex C.

    You have to get the falafel dog, SO good.

    Alex C · December 11, 2011
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  • Travis B.

    Try subbing for the all beef angus (pause) its worth it! Oh yeah The West Va.

    Travis Bond · November 20, 2011
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  • Patrick M.

    I concur with the other tipsters, definitely try the fried pickles!

    Patrick McDermott · March 13, 2011
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  • Brian G.

    Don't be an ass by cutting in front of others--there's a line for tables after you order.

    Brian Gluckman · November 21, 2010
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  • Jim F.

    Closest thing to real Cincinnati chili in DC

    Jim Faris · August 12, 2014
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  • Jelaine P.

    Get the bulgogi and kimchee dog! So worth it

    Jelaine Palmer-Lewis · January 22, 2013
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  • Sean H.

    Try the falafel in the California Left Winger. Good stuff.

    Sean Hackbarth · January 5, 2011
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  • Allison K.

    Best hot dogs I've found in DC by a long shot.

    Allison Kasic · May 24, 2014
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  • Chuq Y.

    The Rochester White Snappy Griller is a must for up-staters!

    Chuq Yang · November 16, 2011
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  • Adam N.

    Great Service but overpriced food, so I suggest a "pass"

    Adam Needs · October 1, 2011
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  • Jason M.

    Anything with a pretzel roll rocks!

    Jason Mitchell · November 11, 2010
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  • Graham C.

    The Tucson dog is better than the city its named after

    Graham Campbell · April 17, 2012
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  • frankie2pants

    The fried pickles are ridiculously awesome

    frankie2pants · May 22, 2011
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  • Kingsley Y.

    This restaurant was featured in Heat Seekers season 2.

    Kingsley Younger · August 31, 2014
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  • Jon-Paul H.

    Q's Seoul is the way to go!

    Jon-Paul Hart · July 22, 2012
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  • Kloe S.

    The ice-cream blizzards are the best!

    Kloe S · August 17, 2011
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  • CRAFTdc

    Well CRAFTed hotdogs. CRAFT Media | Digital favorite.

    CRAFTdc · August 4, 2011
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  • Amanda F.

    They ignored me so I left. No thanks!

    Amanda Foster · November 19, 2013
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  • Ariana

    Two words: fried Oreos.

    Ariana · October 10, 2012
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  • Sean H.

    Try the deep fried pickles.

    Sean Hackbarth · January 14, 2011
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  • Chris M.

    The cincy coney is the bomb...

    Chris Molitor · July 4, 2011
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  • Dennis C.

    Jersey Bacon-Wrapped Tripper (w Angus Beef Dog)

    Dennis C. · May 10, 2012
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    Check out DC-3 as seen on Heat Seekers Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 1, 2014
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  • Sonja S.

    Any dog on the menu

    Sonja Strongarm · September 18, 2014
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  • Scott J.

    Not so sure I'm down with Frips in place of the fries.

    Scott Jensen · May 12, 2011
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  • Stacie H.

    Don't believe the hype.

    Stacie H · October 20, 2011
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  • Heebie Jeebie Man

    Always come here before a Nat's game!

    Heebie Jeebie Man · June 20, 2013
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