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
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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".
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • jiresell
    jiresellMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great rotating craft beers on tap. Pretzel appetizer with Sriracha cheese is my favorite. But you come here for the hot dogs!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Max T.
    Max TMarch 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Chicago Dog (try it ripped), then expand your tastes from there. Try the fried leeks for a side.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HiteOctober 18, 2013
    Awesome place, try the bacon wrapped dogs filled with cheese. Along with pretzel and dips ( mustard and cheese)
  • Benjamin M.
    Benjamin MeyerOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Slappy pappies super sloppy. crunchy, creamy, fried, steamed — #fantastic
  • 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!
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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)!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanMarch 13, 2015
    Go with the romaine lettuce wrap instead of the bun. It gives some texture to that delicious dog.
  • 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!
  • Travis B.
    Travis BagleyOctober 20, 2014
    There are so many dogs you'll find one you like. Get the tater tots or fries and get em loaded with toppings.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeyerMarch 25, 2013
    Awesome service, delicious wieners & the appetizers are da Bomb!!!! Great environment.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SathappanNovember 2, 2014
    Don't worry if you don't like hotdogs. The bratwurst with sriracha mustard is amazing!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Janette M.
    Janette MourtonFebruary 4, 2014
    Great variety of dogs ! Great choice for both vegan and non vegan.
  • Molly S.
    Molly St.CyrFebruary 26, 2012
    The fried leeks & Ohioana dog are amazing! Also, LOVE that they serve OYO!
  • 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.
  • Toynia A.
    Toynia ArmbrusterDecember 22, 2011
    Pretzel dog with bacon bits pretzel & cheese sauce! Best dog I've had yet!
  • 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
  • Luz Z.
    Luz ZSDecember 16, 2014
    Best hot dogs ever, try the hot Bollywood, it's spicy but really delicious!!
  • Cris B.
    Cris BoschMarch 12, 2014
    Don't go on a karaoke night. Please don't unless you dare to sing!! Great cheap food!
  • Brad H.
    Brad HensleyApril 16, 2011
    Really busy, but worth the wait! Make sure to max out your parking meter!
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