The Best Hot Dogs in Every State

Alabama: Gus s Hot Dogs

Gus s in Birmingham serves up messy but delicious Special Dogs topped with ground beef, onions, sauerkraut, and a secret "special sauce."

Arizona: El Guero Canelo

Tucson's El Guero Canelo earns praise for its Sonoran-style hot dogs wrapped in bacon and garnished with beans, onion, tomato, mustard, mayo, and jalapeño sauce.

California: Dirt Dog

Los Angeles's Dirt Dog serves up famous dogs wrapped in bacon, smothered in green chili, and topped with classic condiments and bacon crumbles.

Connecticut: Blackie s Hot Dog Stand

Cheshire's Blackie s serves up custom-made hot dogs by Martin Rosol s Meats, without fries but with plenty of relish options for take-home enjoyment.

Colorado: Biker Jim s Gourmet Dogs

Denver's Biker Jim s features unique sausages like elk, jackalope, chicken peach chipotle, and rattlesnake and rabbit, made with meat free of chemicals and hormones.

Arkansas: The Original ScoopDog

Little Rock's ScoopDog offers hot dogs inspired by six different cities, served with custard made fresh onsite and 100 percent beef Red Hot Chicago Dogs.

Alaska: International House of Hot Dogs

Anchorage's IHOHD offers the McKinley Dog, featuring super-rich reindeer sausage, along with their homemade chipotle sauce.