Call them hot dogs, frankfurters or simply dogs; the implication remains the same. These time-honoured treats date back to the 1300s starting from Germany, gradually spreading across Europe & America and now they’re literally everywhere. Delhi certainly isn’t aloof to this scrumptious delicacy which is now available all throughout the capital in lots of Indianized variations as well. We’ve mapped out a list of awesome places that dish up the best hot dogs, so scroll through and feel free to bookmark away!

1. Smokey’s BBQ & Grill

This restaurant has been the talk of the town for meat-lovers since the time it flung open its doors. They whip up a variety of traditionally huge hot dogs that almost work as a full meal, leaving just about enough space in one’s tummy for some dessert. Their impressive varieties include Bacon Wrapped Pork Sausage, Grilled Chili Dog Melt, Mamma’s Boy & a few more. All these dogs are fully doused with Smokey’s in-house sauces that really bring out the flavour in all. Drop by and try ‘em for yourselves!

Where | Smokey’s BBQ & Grill - 51, 1st Floor, Khan Market
Price | Rs 495 Onwards
Timings | 11:30 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 9999 890 164
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/Smokeysbbqandgrill/

2. The All American Diner

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All Delhiites who obsess over American sitcoms have surely visited this joint in lieu of their search to find a place that fairly replicates the diners they view on their TVs. The All American Diner is one of the best places to indulge in a lip smacking hot dog that is the closest replication of an authentic New York style hot dog. Their Cheese Dog, Spicy BBQ Cheese Dog and Chilli Dog are must haves. So, go and devour these kickass yummies!

Where | The All American Diner - India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
Price | Rs 305 Onwards
Timings | 7 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 11 4366 3162

3. 24Seven

24Seven is the go-to place of all Dilliwallas to enjoy some nighttime munchies. One of the items that brought this store to limelight was their quick-serviced hot dogs. There are about 9 types of freshly made variants which come with traditional sauces including ketchup, mustard & mayo. The ones you ought to try out are Jumbo Hotdog All American Chicken, Frank Mustard Chicken & Frank Chicken Tikka. So, after a drinking sesh with buddies, head here for sure!

Where | 24Seven - Kailash Colony, Karol Bagh, GK II & Other Outlets
Price | Rs 119 Onwards
Timings | 24*7
Call Them | +91 11 4153 6167
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/24SevenIN/

4. Wenger’s Bakery

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Every citizen of the capital has at least once visited this place in search of a great pastry and/or sandwich. It is one of the few eateries in Delhi that has stood the test of time & still comes out on top. The hot dog here is surely one of the most attractive treats to look out for; their Classic Chicken Hot Dog served hot & fresh has been on the menu for decades. Other options you gotta try out here are Chip Dog, Peri Peri Dog, Slaw Dog & many more. So, hog away here all you hot dog lovers!

Where | Wenger’s Bakery - A-16, CP
Price | Rs 130
Timings | 11 AM - 7:45 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2332 8589
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/WengersBakery/

5. Doggy Style

Famed for selling their special piquant The Raging Bull Hot Dog, Doggy Style has carved a niche for themselves in the hot dog market. For their vegetarian patrons, they've got onions, capsicums and paneer fillings and for the carnivorous lot amongst us, they've got sausage and seekh versions on offer. Must tries include Texas Hold ‘Em, The New Yorker and The Pizza Mat Hut, Mr. Bean & more!

Where | Doggy Style - Sectors 62 & 125, Noida
Price | Rs 170 Onwards
Timings | 10 - 2 AM
Call Them | +91 9910 891 808
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/doggystyleindia/

6. The Joint Cafe

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What will you do if you’re in Gurgaon, craving a hot dog and are unwilling to travel long distances? Well, what you should do is hit The Joint Cafe. With an exciting range of hot dogs and clever nomenclatures of the five varieties, we are sure the frankfurters on offer here will have you coming back for more. Served with fries and coleslaw, the popular ones include the Trippy Dog, Bad Ass Dog and Doggie Dog. So, when are you dropping by?

Where | The Joint Cafe - 100, 1st Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase IV
Price | Rs 385 Onwards
Timings | 9 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 9599 992 444
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/JointCafeGurgaon/

7. Dogs & Wiches Cafe

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For the ultimate gastronomic experience, Dogs & Wiches tucked in CR Park is the place to be at. These guys have ah-mazing types of frankfurters like Tex Mex, Pizza and Barbecue Hot Dogs on their menu & each item is a heavenly delight. The one which you outta try out is their succulent Mac N Cheese. Once you gobble it up, this place will become your pit-stop for sure!

Where | Dogs & Wiches Cafe - Shop No 105, Market No 2, CR Park
Price | Rs 129 Onwards
Timings | 11 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 8882 104 104
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/dogsandwiches/

8. Hot Sauce Squad

Hot Sauce has a RAD hot dog menu called Yankee Stadium Dogs serving cray delicacies. Grilled Cheese Chicken, Chilli Cheese Chicken and New York Style Chicken Hot Dogs are a few variants which are defo drool worthy. Do keep in mind that this is just a delivery and takeaway joint, so when you’re having a movie marathon at night, call up this place and order in a few toothsome hot dogs!

Where | Hot Sauce Squad - GK I & MG Road, GGN
Price | Rs 225 Onwards
Timings | 12 Noon - 3 AM
Call Them | +91 4909 0637
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/hotsaucesquad/

9. Dogs On Wheels

As the name suggests, this place delivers scrumptious hot dogs right to your doorsteps. They’ve 14 types of hot dogs on their menu and all of them will give you the ultimate #foodgasm. So, throw your diet goals outta the window and devour Pulled Pork, Chettinad Chicken, Sizzling Teriyaki and BBQ Chicken Hot Dogs!

Where | Dogs On Wheels - GK II & Khan Market
Price | Rs 295 Onwards
Timings | 12 Noon - 1 AM
Call Them | +91 9899 390 377
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/dogsonwheelsdelhi/

10. Blackjack

This eatery offers only 2 types of hot dogs - French Prince Of Bell Air & Snoop Dog - but trust us, both of them are extremely delicious and delightful. Also, don’t forget to order their signature fries which come in a beaker (yay!). You can even call for Cotton Candy, Blueberry Thug and a mug of Nutella Shake and have a happy meal here!

Where | Blackjack - Shop 1, Plot 23, North West Avenue, Club Road, Punjabi Bagh
Price | Rs 119 Onwards
Timings | 12:30 PM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | + 91 11 4019 5309
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/blackjackdelhi/

So, bookmark all these places and head over for delish and soul-satisfying hot dogs!