Best Hot Dogs in Orange County

August 2, 2012 9:00 AM

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Orange County has some of the best hot dogs around. We ate our way through packs of franks to find the tastiest hot dogs in the OC…so you don’t have to.

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Pink’s Hot Dogs

8039 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-5200

Starting out as a small hot dog stand in 1939, Pink’s since has grown to include a fantastic location in Orange County, right outside the gates of Knott’s Berry Farm. After guests enjoy eating one of their famous chili dogs, they can go into the Knott’s Berry Farm theme park for the ultimate thrill ride experience. Or maybe it should be the other way around.

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Berkeley Dog

4249 Campus Drive #B148
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 387-2111

Guests at Berkeley Dog will get a hot dog made with only the finest meats and freshest ingredients available. They have everything from a traditional hot dog to a gourmet Bratwurst. Finish off your favorite hot dog with grilled onions, bell peppers, chili or shredded cheese.

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Pee Wee’s Famous Hot Dogs and Hamburgers

5942 E. Edinger Suite 104
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-3100

This award winning restaurant creates the most unique hot dogs in Orange County. From their Hawaiian Dog to their Mexi Dog, Pee Wee’s leaves their guests begging for more. Pee Wee’s also serves a killer Chili cheese fry double bacon wrapped polish dog topped with a fried egg. Just ask for the “Big Larry” to enjoy this hot dog experience.

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5942 E. Edinger Suite 104
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 846-3100

Missing the old hot dog stand on the Chicago street corner? Get the next best thing at Portillo’s. The restaurant was started in 1963 by Dick Portillo as just a small Chicago hot dog stand, and has since grown to become one of the most popular hot dog destinations around.

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Dogzilla Hot Dogs

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Hot dog lovers pull over to the side of the road every time they see the Dogzilla Food Truck. This gourmet food truck has taken Orange County foodie lovers by storm creating hot dogs with unique Japanese and classic toppings. The food truck can be located on their website or via twitter @dogzillahotdogs.

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1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92803
(714) 781-4636

There is nothing more classic than a Disneyland corn dog. Disneyland creates the best corn dog in Orange County with fresh cornbread batter-fried to perfection. It is nothing short of a magical experience. Visitors to the theme park can also enjoy hot dogs with gluten-free bun options throughout the park.

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Jerry’s Wood-fired Dogs

2276 E. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 245-0200

Hot dog lovers will be in heaven with one of Jerry’s famous barbecued hot dogs cooked to perfection over a mesquite grill. Choose from any of their thirty different toppings to create the ultimate gourmet hot dog. Online ordering is also available.

Shelby Barone is a freelance writer for 12 publications in Orange County, and can be found blogging daily about Orange County at the OC Mom Blog
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