Best Quick Lunch: Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

There's always a line of people queued up outside Dirty Frank's, waiting patiently for a chance to feast on quirky novelty dogs, tater tots and neon-green lime slushies. Don't be daunted - this place is teensy, but the staff packs 'em in and moves 'em out with impressive speed. Expect steamed, all-beef dogs served on poppyseed buns with all manner of fun toppings. (Tip: Order your dog charred and they'll throw it on the grill for a sec.)

Among the best: the Whoa Nellie! comes with pulled beef brisket and a bit of barbecue sauce; while the BLT Dog is a bacon-wrapped hot dog topped with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and mayo.

Runners-up: Katalina's Cafe Corner, Market 65

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Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace

248 S. Fourth St., Downtown