Dobbs Dawg House Impresses, Once Again


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Sarah Faber, Blogger

It was 4:56 on a Thursday afternoon, and after a long day and co curriculars, I was craving a hot dog. Three friends and I walked down to the Dobbs Dawg House to grab some quick food before our 5:30 busses. What really struck me when I read the menu was the dessert hot dogs; they were slathered with everything from cream cheese to jam to marshmallows to peanut butter. Many of the hot dogs were deep fried and topped with doritos and chilli and all sorts of artery-clogging goodness. If your redneck cousin won the lottery and opened a hot dog shop, this would be it.

Mac and Cheese: (not a hot dog) I’ve heard great things about the mac and cheese here, so I had to see if it lives up to the legend. I’m very easy to please when it comes to mac and cheese (I have yet to find a combination of pasta and cheese that I don’t love) but I thought it was creamy and had just the right amount of pepper.

Tater Tots: (also not a hot dog) The menu had all sorts of different varieties of the classic tater tots, from maple syrup and brown sugar to sriracha BBQ. We ordered boring regular tater tots, which were perfectly crispy and not too heavy but needed ketchup; which is forgivable since they’re supposed to be a canvas for sauces.

Mango Tango: This hot dog had teriyaki sauce and cubes of mango on top of it. I was a little skeptical of the mango on top but the sweetness of the mango balanced the saltiness of the teriyaki sauce and made for a great hot dog.

Old Fashioned Dog: Topped with brown mustard, onion sauce, and sauerkraut, this is definitely a hot dog a grandpa would order but nonetheless it was very flavorful and filling. If you’re a sauerkraut person, this hot dog is for you.

Sushi Dog: I saved the best for last. I thought it was going to be gimmicky and the hot dog topped with seaweed salad, wasabi cream, ginger soy mayo, pickled ginger and sesame seeds sounded like a dish that would get you eliminated on Top Chef but I was pleasantly surprised! It tasted more like sushi than a hot dog, and I would drink that ginger soy mayo out of a cup.

All in all, I was very pleased with my 23 minute visit to Dobbs Dawg House, and I already have a bucket list in the works for when I go back.