A couple of months ago we stopped by found a little place called The Hot Dog Spot in the Publix shopping center located at the corner of Monument and McCormick. Never one to pass up a quality hot dog we hopped out to grab a dog. Unfortunately the place appeared to be closed. It turned out they’re only open from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Weird hours… So after a month of trying to make it in while they were open we finally made it.
The Hot Dog Spot offers dogs boiled or grilled. They offer regular sized dogs, foot longs, 3/4ths pound dogs, 4 kinds of sausage, wings, tater tots and more. A 2 boiled hot dog combo will run you $6.09 and a 2 grilled dog combo will run you $6.69. Combos include chips, slaw, or baked beans and a drink. It seems odd to us to offer boiled hot dogs at all. Who’d choose a boiled dog over a grilled one? We decided to just try a grilled chili cheese dog. The chili was just okay. On a chili cheese dog I’d prefer a very meaty chili. This one had as much bean as meat. Not my favorite balance. I give them points for a nicely grilled bun. That was good. The dog itself though left something to be desired. When you call yourself The Hot Dog Spot you’ve got to have a great dog. Unfortunately this one was at best the quality of a dog from a run of the mill hot dog cart. It also was a hair smaller than the size you would get from the grocery store. We really expected more.
If you want to take the kids for a quick affordable hot dog, The Hot Dog Spot really is a pretty good choice. They’re friendly. They’re quick and the hot dog isn’t half bad. If you’re hoping for a dog that will blow you away like we were you won’t find it here.