Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

Hot Dog Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Columbus, Columbus
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  • Paul H.
    Paul HaggardFebruary 15, 2015
    Incredible spot. Yes it's small, yes it's crowded, but its all easily ignored as the concept is brilliant and the food perfectly imagined & executed. Good luck not over-ordering b/c it's all so good!
  • Vickie H.
    Vickie HickmanOctober 21, 2016
    We were driving home from NC to MI, and were starving. I looked up a place to eat and DF's sounded delicious. We found it easily and had a short wait, but OH SO worth it. Loved everything.
  • Scott C.
    Scott ConnerAugust 4, 2015
    Being vegan can be difficult at times when eating out. Places like Dirty Franks give us vegans a small glimpse of our past lives with out feeling guilty! The fries and vegan dogs were amazing!
  • Rick H.
    Rick HowardNovember 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Local treasure. Honestly, if you like hot dogs, then you will find most everything here worth checking out. Live on the edge and try a combination outside your normal dining preferences!
  • Tara R.
    Tara RogersJanuary 8, 2012
    Classy lady (cheese & potato chips) and true love always (cream cheese & green olives - a must try) are my faves! The fresh hand cut fries are delish - just like fries at the fair. Great Cbus hangout!
  • Britny S.
    Britny SandersSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    All dogs are $3-$4 dollars and the soft, salty, pretzels with cheese sauce are amazing! Try the "Cowgirl Carmen": meat coney sauce, cheddar, and fritos. A plain old wiener is called "The Glenn Beck".
  • Abbey
    Abbey1 week ago
    YUM. Good. Fast. Great for late night munchies. If you are looking for some good, quick food look no farther. Not from Columbus, but if I go back I will be visiting again!
  • Nitra M.
    Nitra MAugust 28, 2012
    The classy lady and the picnic table are my favorite hot dogs here. And the tater tots are the best. Everyone In Columbus must come here at least once!
  • David S.
    David SmithJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    This hot dog place has the best vegetarian options in columbus. And the beef dogs are also amazing. It gets crowded but the wait staff is awesome. Best restaurant ever!
  • jiresell
    jiresellMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Great rotating craft beers on tap. Pretzel appetizer with Sriracha cheese is my favorite. But you come here for the hot dogs!
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LivingstonMay 20, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything I have had is good. But it's better if you eat at the restaurant. I have gotten dogs to go and they end up being smashed and thrown in the bag. It's not the same and not worth it.
  • Courtney N.
    Courtney NorwoodJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place! Cheap hot dogs, and are very delicious. I got the 'Classy Lady' which was really good. I also got the 'Zippity Zam' and the sriracha made it really spicy. Their onion rings are great to
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PainterAugust 3, 2014
    Walked here from the greyhound station and even though it's just 2 blocks I would walk a mile. Great prices..Great service..amazing dogs!
  • Kyle O.
    Kyle OldfieldAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Two dogs and an order of tater tots is the perfect balance for a meal!
  • prasanth v.
    prasanth venugopalMarch 19, 2013
    The best hot place in the Cbus town. Try the Bollywood mango hot dog and their draft selection. Ohioana is my favorite...
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RieberJune 30, 2011
    Great stuff, Hot Bollywood is a great one. Tots portions are wildly inconsistent. more than enough to share with 2-3 other times just enough for 1
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FettersAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get 2DFs early!!!! & b sure2ask about specials! "Lunch Lady" special i had was OUTSTANDING! Great happy hour specials2. Service is good(but sometimes hard to get their attention). Mon's karaoke night.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ShattuckJuly 15, 2015
    This place absolutely lives up to the hype. Get the Sonoran. Or the Chicago. Hell, get anything. You can't go wrong.
  • Alistair S.
    Alistair ShawJuly 8, 2015
    Great selection, awesome tater tots. Only a small place, might have to wait to be seated, but totally worth it.
  • Max T.
    Max TMarch 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Chicago Dog (try it ripped), then expand your tastes from there. Try the fried leeks for a side.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McLaughlinDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is soooooo good!!! One of the best places in town to eat--and one of my favorites, for sure!
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MeyerOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Slappy pappies super sloppy. crunchy, creamy, fried, steamed — #fantastic
  • Jason H.
    Jason HiteOctober 18, 2013
    Awesome place, try the bacon wrapped dogs filled with cheese. Along with pretzel and dips ( mustard and cheese)
  • Jim K.
    Jim KoontzJune 1, 2012
    You have to try a Cowgirl Carmen, and then be sure to do a make your own, and add siracha cream cheese....
  • Leo K.
    Leo KowalykMarch 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Always a few great beers in their rotating tap selection- short beer list, but high quality!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanMarch 13, 2015
    Go with the romaine lettuce wrap instead of the bun. It gives some texture to that delicious dog.
  • West Coast Nick
    West Coast NickApril 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    They're great about allowing you to tweak the menu a bit. I added jalepenos, sriracha mustard, and an extra "frank" to my Dog-inator and called it the Double Dog Dare Ya Dog-inator.
  • Travis B.
    Travis BagleyOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There are so many dogs you'll find one you like. Get the tater tots or fries and get em loaded with toppings.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FettersNovember 11, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Started yesterday... The "Franks-giving" dog! Hotdog with mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy & side of cranberry! AWESOME! I dare you to eat one and NOT want a nap... Mmmmmm (followed by Zzzzzzzzz)!
  • Danny Y.
    Danny YeagerAugust 21, 2015
    The classy lady is amazing. Plus the funnel fries are the perfect size to share w a friend.
  • Egan Y.
    Egan YoungMarch 1, 2012
    Beano was the stuff back when I was a vegan, but I usually get the Chili Cheese and Chicago dog now a days. Check that shit out
  • Bill K.
    Bill KirbyFebruary 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You have to try the tator-tochos. Best appetizer on the menu. The jalapenos are fresh.
  • Jared
    JaredDecember 22, 2015
    Not usually a fan of hotdogs, but damn if this place wasn't delicious. Great spot, excellent service.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LivingstonJanuary 17, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I crave the tots. Veggie dogs are awesome. Veggie coney sauce is amazing.
  • Drew G.
    Drew GoettemoellerMarch 27, 2012
    One of the coolest places in town. Get the fried leeks for a change from onion rings.
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanNovember 2, 2014
    Don't worry if you don't like hotdogs. The bratwurst with sriracha mustard is amazing!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeyerMarch 25, 2013
    Awesome service, delicious wieners & the appetizers are da Bomb!!!! Great environment.
  • William S.
    William ScrogginsJune 4, 2014
    Shark Dog and tater tots were wonderful! They've got cans of Black Label and RC Cola instead of Coke. Nice!
  • Berlin & Co. J.
    Hot Dogs were okay, not impressed. The menu is overwhelming. You will need to pay for parking on the street. The seating is very tight.  Return: No  Decor: 5 Staff/Service: 6 Food/Quality: 5
  • Greg B.
    Greg BeckSeptember 25, 2012
    The best part about this place is the artwork on the walls. Hot dogs aren't bad either.
  • Janette M.
    Janette MourtonFebruary 4, 2014
    Great variety of dogs ! Great choice for both vegan and non vegan.
  • Luz Z.
    Luz ZSDecember 16, 2014
    Best hot dogs ever, try the hot Bollywood, it's spicy but really delicious!!
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FettersMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    It's been SO long since I've been here, glad they finally got wifi. Wish they found their customers worthy of a wifi password. Guess I'll go talk to the homeless guy out front!
  • Molly S.
    Molly St.CyrFebruary 26, 2012
    The fried leeks & Ohioana dog are amazing! Also, LOVE that they serve OYO!
  • Nitra M.
    Nitra MAugust 28, 2012
    The only downside tho is how busy it is. If you don't have a lot time on your hands and looking for something fast. come back when you have more time to wait
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableSeptember 13, 2010
    Fried leeks were highly enjoyable, much like the onion rings in terms of presentation, crispiness, and even flavor, but considerably lighter on the stomach. Read more
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda MacedoSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're not eating the Slappy Pappy Super Sloppy, I don't know what the hell you're doing.
  • Cris B.
    Cris BoschMarch 12, 2014
    Don't go on a karaoke night. Please don't unless you dare to sing!! Great cheap food!
  • Leo K.
    Leo KowalykAugust 18, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Bacon-wrapped ftw! My cousin introduced me to Bacon-wrapped and it's been a revelation.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MillerNovember 22, 2009
    Go to Dirty Franks and try the Lime Habenero Slushie. It has Tequila in it too. The onion rings and mac and cheese are sinful. The hot dogs are awesome too. Read more
  • Toynia A.
    Toynia ArmbrusterDecember 22, 2011
    Pretzel dog with bacon bits pretzel & cheese sauce! Best dog I've had yet!
  • Mason E.
    Mason EstepJuly 27, 2014
    If you like spicy, go with 'Puff the Magic Popper' and add Giardiniera Mix it's bombbbbb
  • Joey P.
    Joey PMarch 6, 2012
    Dogs are AMAZING, try them all and the funnel fries are GREAT!!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HensleyApril 16, 2011
    Really busy, but worth the wait! Make sure to max out your parking meter!
  • Jorge J. G.
    Jorge J. GonzálezApril 5, 2013
    Great decor, fast service, crowd outside tells it's good.
  • Wendi P.
    Wendi PowellDecember 8, 2014
    What kind of hot dog do you want today? You name it, they have it. A huge menu! Big Dogs!
  • Alisha C.
    Alisha CooperMay 16, 2013
    They have red pop and a dessert with baclava and local ice cream!
  • Carl K.
    Carl KulpaJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Totcho dog rocks. Get it with a nice dark beer and you're set!
  • Cheryl H.
    Cheryl HarrisonDecember 3, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Classy Lady (cheese sauce + crushed potato chips) & Nicola (tzatziki + greek relish) are the BEST! Also, funnel cake fries & vodka slushies = win
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PriceDecember 19, 2011
    LOVE the Slappy Pappy's Super Sloppy! And cant until i have a round of funnel fries!
  • Lizeth R.
    Lizeth RascónDecember 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the hot dog wrapped in bacon (Sonoran yum!)
  • Peter Olesen L.
    Peter Olesen LundMarch 19, 2015
    Great and creative menu of hotdogs AND!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SteinermanDecember 11, 2011
    Anything is good here. Especially fritos as toppings. Ok, DEFINITELY fritos as toppings
  • Zane
    ZaneJanuary 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Marcus is the man to go to if you want the choice in bloody mary's
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LessnerNovember 22, 2009
    The Thanksgiving Dog will be featured all week. Turkey dog topped w/ mashed potatoes, stuffing & gravy w/ a side of cranberries. Open Tgiving 5pm-1am Read more
  • Sarvas B.
    Sarvas BerryDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a your wiener put tatter tots, nacho cheese, onions and jalapeños on it... I call it a Tocho Dog
  • Luke E.
    Luke EnghFebruary 6, 2011
    The best place in Columbus. Stop here at least once when I'm in town.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SullivanAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Totchos, Alex Style. Any dog with sports peppers on it is a dog I can get behind.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MylottMarch 17, 2012
    Bring quarters for parking meter. It doesn't always take your card.
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HickmanJune 18, 2014
    Whoever said this was a "quick bite" lied. Prepare yourself to wait forever just to get a table.
  • Danny L.
    Danny LebsockMarch 23, 2015
    All the dogs are great, but make sure you get a slappy pappy.
  • Lindsey K.
    Lindsey KlunSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Frost Top with Jeni's float? Score! The veggie/vegan options are ubiquitously available as well.
  • Ken B.
    Ken BaldwinMarch 29
    Veggie options here - cheap food but interesting hot dog combos.
  • Bill K.
    Bill KirbyFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is awesome. A must visit everytime I'm in Columbus!
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GereSeptember 16, 2012
    Funnel fries are heaven and the slushies rock!
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillFebruary 13, 2012
    Start your meal out with pretzels and cheese. It's a great prep for a dog or two!
  • Jay P.
    Jay PearsonDecember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Puff the Magic Popper is dee-lish! And they have GL Xmas Ale on tap!
  • Jared G.
    Jared GibbonsMay 13, 2013
    The Chicago Dog is a classic. delicious.
  • SBB
    SBBJune 6, 2011
    Get 10% off all food after 9pm M-Th with your SBB community card!! Read more
  • Deleyla G.
    Deleyla GlassMay 27, 2011
    The tater tots are the slam! Order them as a side and channel your inner child.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuckrideeOctober 28, 2012
    Bollywood dog is great, just the right amount of spice.
  • Ross V.
    Ross VelazquezMarch 20, 2016
    Get the one with the hot dog in it
  • Paul G.
    Paul GarlockAugust 26, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Classy Lady and her tots will leave you smiling and satisfied
  • Amy S.
    Amy ShropshireSeptember 25, 2010
    When it says a dog it spicy, go for it. Then add even more hot sauce!
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DoroshukMarch 26, 2012
    Order one of every side and share!!!!
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MeyerSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with a cowgirl Carmen!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MJanuary 11, 2011
    'True Love Always' - cream cheese and sliced green olives. Add a little mustard. YUM!
  • Shay-Jahen M.
    Shay-Jahen MerrittéOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    BLT is always a good decision!
  • Monica R.
    Monica RameyJune 25, 2010
    Great Hot Dog place. You can get almost any type of hotdog you want!
  • Bill K.
    Bill KirbyJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Deluxe style tater tot-chos are incredible!
  • Todd W.
    Todd WalkerApril 23, 2010
    This place is a MUST VISIT when in Columbus! Try the West Virgina Slaw Dog.....AWESOME!
  • Nate M.
    Nate MylottMarch 17, 2012
    Don't put money in the parking meter until your time is up. It will eat it and give you no time.
  • Randall E.
    Randall EvansJuly 4, 2010
    If you like the spicy, the got the fire on the rhine! It will melt your face off :D
  • Travis B.
    Travis BoggsApril 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    A must for anyone in Columbus. Bacon wrapped dogs, tater tot-chos, and lime slush.
  • David G.
    David GJune 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Jumbo Cowgirl Carmen with tots and the watermelon beer, life can't get any better
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LivingstonJanuary 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Andrew Hi-Dog and Laura's Pittsburgh princess with a veggie dog is the best.
  • Marica L.
    Marica LinnOctober 29, 2011
    Lara's Pittsburgh Princess, yum might get a touch of bbq sauce on it next time
  • Christina K.
    Christina KOctober 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Order any Brothers Drake Mead, they're excellent and local!
  • B B.
    B BNovember 1, 2014
    Hot dogs are good. Drinks are good.
  • Reinhard B.
    Reinhard BrommApril 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Classy lady, tater tots & Frank $3 bottle pick of the month..
  • Dilnazik N.
    Dilnazik NazikJanuary 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Большой выбор хот-догов. Мой любимый "Чикаго стайл" хот-дог
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