5 Delicious Tampa Hot Dogs

May 26, 2016 | Tampa Magazine | Food

Does any food say summer quite like a warm, delicious hot dog?

CHICAGO STYLE

Chicago Paulie’s
1301 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 446-4865
chicagopaulie.com
Plan to get to Chicago Paulie’s early as they often sell out of their authentic Chicago-style Vienna beef hot dogs. Located on the corner of Howard Avenue and West Arch Street, Chicago Paulie’s has been called the best-hidden secret in Tampa. The Chicago Style dog is served on a steamed poppy seed bun topped with mustard, relish, onion, pickle, tomato, peppers and celery salt.

CHILI CHEESE DOG

Burger 21
9664 W Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, FL 33626
(813) 475-5921
burger21.com
The fresh, thinly sliced jalapeños on top of the chef-inspired, handcrafted chili cheese dog at Burger 21 will add a little kick to your summer days. All hot dogs are made with 100 percent certified Angus beef and served on a buttered, grilled New England-style lobster roll. In addition to the jalapeños, the Chili Cheese Dog is topped with homemade beef chili, melted cheddar cheese and fresh salsa.

SÚPER PERRO

La Pequeña Colombia Express
6204 N Armenia Ave.
Tampa, FL 33604
(813) 870-6717
lapequenacolombiatampa.com
Your taste buds will be feeling super after one bite of the Súper Perro. Served on a sesame seed hotdog bun with the usual accompaniments of mustard, mayonnaise and cheese, this hot dog gets its wow factor from its topping of sweet pineapple sauce and salty, crunchy shoestring potatoes.

MEL’S SPECIAL DOG

Mel’s Hot Dogs
4136 E. Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33617
(813) 985-8000
melshotdogs.com
Mel’s Hot Dogs has been a Tampa favorite since 1973. Famous for their fun, friendly atmosphere and Chicago-style natural casing wieners served on steamed poppy seed buns, you’ll find more than a thousand different topping combinations at Mel’s. The classic Mel’s Special Dog is served with mustard, onions, sauerkraut, relish and a pickle.

ASIAN DOG

‘Merica: The All American Food Truck
(Formerly known as Americanwiener)
Locations Vary
(813) 720-7692
mericafoodtruck.com
Keep your eye out this summer for this popular food truck. When you track them down, try their award-winning Asian Dog. This 100 percent all-beef wiener combines nori seaweed, pickled ginger, house-made Japanese kewpie mayonnaise, grilled onion, house-made teriyaki sauce and furikake seasonings for a tantalizing Asian-inspired treat.

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