The Best Hot Dogs in Toronto
The best hot dogs in Toronto prove that size doesn't matter. These weiners come in all different shapes and sizes ranging from snack-sized steamies to foot-long franks, and they can be had with any number of toppings, from traditional combinations of mustard, onions and slaw, or chili and cheese, to over-the-top monstrosities slathered with peanut butter and jam, hollandaise, or loaded with kimchi.
Here is the list of the best hot dogs in Toronto.
See also: The top 50 burgers in Toronto.
This King West establishment specializes in sausage-making and offers over two dozen types of house-made wieners. Options range from traditional styles to exotic game meats, but for an upgrade to the classic, go for the all beef Danger Dog ($6.50) wrapped in bacon. More »
The extension of Smoke's Poutinerie deals in gourmet dogs ranging in size from steamies to footlongs. These wieners are available with elaborate toppings that channel other already guilt-inducing junk foods - the names say it all - there's a poutine dog, a deli dog, a pizza dog, and even a PB&J bacon dog. More »
From food truck to fully licensed bricks and mortar restaurant, this hot dog shop slings Nathan's beef franks on Silverstein buns. Choose from three sizes and 12 different varieties including a classic chili and mustard topped Coney dog, and an eccentric katsu featuring a deep fried panko-crusted hot dog dressed with wasabi mayo, and green onions. More »
This massive downtown sports bar serves up footlongs ($10), loaded with poutine ($13), chili and cheese ($13.50), or dressed Chicago style ($13.50). Each order includes fries or salad. More »
Classic concessions at this Dundas West sports bar include a Nathan's dog doused in melty jalapeno cheddar sauce. A single hotdog sells for $5, or get two for $7. More »
This Japanese pub house is home to sweet flavoured, Tokyo-style hot dogs loaded with spicy kimchi, or, dressed with teriyaki sauce and kewpie mayo. It's the next best thing to Japadog east of Vancouver. More »
Hotdogs from this chain of hot dog shops are available in over a dozen fancy varieties that channel classic combinations like franks with beans and bacon, as well as creative combinations like the Fancy Francine, a breakfast dog smothered with hollandaise and topped with bacon and a fried egg. More »
This Chilean-style sandwich shop in Leslieville serves up premium hot dogs ($7) on toasty buns, dressed up with gaucamole, salsa, mayo, red pepper sauce, and hot sauce. More »
This takeout shop in The Beaches sells Nathan's Famous ballpark franks, available in six-inch and footlong sizes that can be dressed to order with a huge array of housemade toppings, or done up in one of six signature dogs like the Mac Attack featuring a deep fried bacon wrapped dog loaded with mac n' cheese. More »
The midtown diner serves up quarter pound franks free of gluten, fillers and byproducts. Keep it simple with The Plaine Jane ($12) or go for the namesake dog ($12) dressed with roasted garlic aioli, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms. More »